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Experience massive snowfalls, huge verticals, gladed runs through old growth forests. Diverse terrain,10 mountain ranges, spectacular scenery and small mountain towns that live for winter make BC one of the world's most renowned ski and snowboard destinations Vancouver has three ski areas close to the city. At many resorts, skiing and snowboarding are just the beginning; try heli-skiing and cat-skiing, backcountry skiing and cross-country (Nordic) skiing. Go Skiing in British Columbia's Regions: Vancouver, Coast & Mountains: Ski Whistler Blackcomb, consistently named the #1 ski resort in North America, or enjoy stunning

  There's another reason to aim for the middle or end of this month, too. March 17 brings with it the vernal equinox, and for reasons astronomers don't fully understand, the Northern Lights tend to be a little stronger at this time of year. Of course, if you're traveling all the way to the northernmost latitudes for your chance at seeing the Northern Lights, you might as well check out some of the region's other unusual happenings. From reindeer races to snow-sculpture festivals, these are the 15 places you want to be

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