In British Columbia there is a lot more ski country than just Vancouver and Whistler. Over on the eastern side of the province there is an area known as the Kootenay Rockies, along the “Powder Highway”. The snow is deep and dry and they have ski resorts coming out of the woodwork and the helicopter skiing is amazing.
This region has the highest concentration of ski resorts. It is also the birthplace of chopper skiing approximately 40 years ago.
Beautiful to see in the summer as well. The province is known as beautiful British Columbia.
Personally, I have stayed at the Red Mountain Resort it is beautiful but this is not Whistler, there are not enough swimming pools for the kids to keep them busy and cool which they love. Hopefully this will improve with time.