Where is the heart of skiing in North America? Does it beat most vibrantly in ever-popular Colorado? How about Utah, with its talcum snows? Or perhaps Lake Tahoe?
No. No. And no.
Oh, those are all worthy destinations, but my vote goes to a region that many American skiers and snowboarders have never even visited: the southeast corner of British Columbia. Perhaps no place else on earth possesses such a wealth of ski options as here in the Kootenay Rockies, where the topography accordions spectacularly and winters of 50-foot snows aren’t uncommon.