SKIING is the major outdoor winter recreational activity in BC, involving hundreds of thousands of local enthusiasts along with visitors from around the world (see TOURISM). The province's mountainous terrain provides a wide variety of areas with ideal conditions for downhill, cross-country and heli-skiing. BC downhill facilities are considered to offer some of the best skiing in the world. The WHISTLER area, for example, is routinely chosen among the top 5 ski resorts internationally.


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