The South Okanagan is home to some of British Columbia’s premier winter destinations for the ski and snowboard enthusiasts. With locations like Apex Mountain Resort and Mount Baldy Ski Area, this breathtaking region is a skier’s paradise. And the best part is that you do not even need to be a skier or snowboarder to share in the excitement.
With 112 acres of skiable terrain, Apex Mountain Resort offers skiers and snowboarders alike an opportunity to enjoy the world famous dry ‘Okanagan’ powder. Only a 30 minute drive from the popular tourist town of Penticton, Apex Resort is a winter wonderland for the entire family. If hitting the slopes isn’t your style, then you can enjoy the tube park, a scenic ice skate through the forest, or even try your hand at one of the 56 world class cross-country ski trails located at the Nickel Plate Nordic Centre.
Just down the road in Canada’s wine capital of Osoyoos, the snow bunnies can visit the smaller and often less visited Mount Baldy Ski Area. Again, offering the adventure seeker a one of a kind terrain, and many other family oriented activities, Mount Baldy is a true piece of heaven during the winter months. And at the end of a long day on the slopes or at the tube park, don’t forget to visit the Legendary Baldy Bar for a nice warm beverage and a bite to eat before heading back to the comfort of a fire place at one of the South Okanagan’s wonderful bed and breakfasts:
Royal Bed& Breakfast, Penticton B.C.
This 4 Star B&B in a quiet suburb is located just 5 minutes from downtown Penticton, South Okanagan Events Center, Penticton Trade and Convention Center, and the beach. On-site masseuse offers 20% discount to B&B guests. Several packages are available, or talk to your host to create your own unique special package.
Benchmark Bed & Breakfast, Naramata B.C.
This Benchmark country estate offers panoramic lake views, large suites with private entrances, swimming pool and spa, and is dramatically situated on a bluff overlooking the Naramata river and lake.
Sunflower Inn Bed & Breakfast, Christina Lake B.C.
Just 45 minutes west from Castlegar and Rossland, 2 hours east from Osoyoos and 3 hours east from Kelowna, this beautiful log home on the shore of Christina Lake is a peaceful retreat from city life for rest, relaxation, fresh air and serenity and offers three lakeview rooms.
A Apples -N- Wine B&B, Summerland B.C.
Two large luxurious AC adult oriented suites are available with private entrances/baths, luxurious beds/linens, robes & slippers, Cable VCR/DVD, and Internet. Enjoy views of the lake, Decks and the Hot Tub. Breakfast service offered is gourmet in the Lakeview Suite and wholesome self-catered style in the Winemaster Suite.