There’s A LOT to do around Golden during the winter months. From an adrenaline filled day charging down a mountainside, to strolling through peaceful forests, there’s an activity to satisfy your personal style of adventure.

Check out our list of the 5 best winter activities in Golden, BC!

1. Skiing and Snowboarding

Snowboarding in Golden, BC

Light and deep snow, coupled with incredible terrain is a match made in heaven.

Whether you're with family or friends, nothing beats a powder day at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Famous for it endless runs, alpine bowls and numerous steep chutes, the resort also boasts amazing intermediate and beginner trails along with a learning area right at the ski base.

You don’t want to miss this stop on the Powder Highway! Check out our local tips HERE to guarantee you have your best day of skiing or snowboarding at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

2. Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling in Golden, BC

Photo: Pat Winslow

Golden, B.C. is a renowned snowmobile destination - and for good reason! Huge snowfalls of light and dry snow, countless terrain choices and spectacular scenery have thousands of sledders flocking to the area each winter.

With options for everyone, from trails for the first timer to endless backcountry for the professional mountain riders, it’s hard to beat Golden for a snowmobile adventure.

Whether you just need to rent a sled and gear for a day out with friends, or you’re looking for a guided tour, the professional snowmobile tour and rental companies of Golden have got you covered. Check out our recommendations HERE.

3. Cross Country Skiing

Cross country skiing in Golden, BC

Photo: Dave Best, Tourism Golden

Cross country skiing is one of the best ways to explore the outdoors and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Golden, B.C. is home to some of the best cross country skiing around - both classic skiing and skate skiing - and has trails to suit everyone from the first timer to the trained expert.

Whether you’re after perfectly groomed trails, or an opportunity to make your own route through nature, check out our favourite cross country ski areas in Golden by clicking HERE.

4. Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing at Cedar Lake in Golden, BC

Snowshoeing is a great way to get outdoors, explore our forests, and enjoy some exercise in the winter air.

With lots of trails accessible right from the main roads in Golden, this is an easy way to get on your way to your next outdoor adventure. Click here to read about our favourite areas to snowshoe around Golden.

5. Skating

Skating in Golden, BC

Photo: Dave Best, Tourism Golden

Ice skating is a beloved winter activity among Canadians both young and old and Golden and surrounding communities offer some awesome skating venues for residents and visitors. Whether you visit one of the outdoor neighborhood rinks or the large indoor arena, it’s an enjoyable and simple way to get out with friends and family.

We hope you have an incredible time exploring all the wintertime fun to be had in Golden, British Columbia. We might just see you out there!

Cheers from all of us here at Glacier

Did we miss an activity that should have made it on the list? Let us know in the comments below.