11 Day Ski Safari
The BC Powder Highway – the best of British Columbia
A signature tour. After years of “research” we are proud to bring you the ultimate ski tour of British Columbia’s top notch ski and snowboard areas. Hit the open bowls at Revelstoke, champagne powder at Kicking Horse, steep trees at Whitewater and the legendary Red Mountain terrain. Experience the mountain culture and vibrant atmosphere of Revelstoke, Golden, Nelson and Rossland. Your Canada powder ski tour crams in: North America’s highest vertical at Revelstoke, Top ski lodge view at Kicking Horse’s Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, world’s best ski resort food at Whitewater and Skiing Canada’s “most underrated ski resort” at Red Mountain. The best part of your ski tour is that we handle everything so you just need to worry about keeping your tips up!
This BC ski tour is the journey to Mecca for skiers who desire the best all mountain skiing British Columbia has to offer. Over the course of eleven days we travel in a full circuit along BC’s infamous “Powder Highway”, to four of the most heavy hitting ski resorts in North America. We start at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, known for the largest vertical and snowfall in North America, then proceed to Kicking Horse, famous for hair raising chutes and wide open ridges with stunning views of the Rockies. After a relaxing day of beautiful scenery and some of BC’s best natural hot springs, we head to mythical Nelson, home of Whitewater Ski Resort with its dependable light powder and epic tree runs. A hot spring later, we roll to nearby Rossland and Red Mountain, which has always been an icon in all mountain skiing lore. These amazing four mountains are some of the least crowded in British Columbia, with the most vibrant ski culture and some of the most beautiful surroundings.
By choosing a safari style ski tour, you experience way more during your ski trip and the best part is: we take care of everything. Don’t worry about weather, driving times, ski conditions, rentals, lessons, ferry times, reservations or accommodations- that’s our specialty so you can spend more time enjoying your ski tour. Your personal ski guide will safely transport you in our vans and will help you decide on the best dining and aprés ski along the way. Our guides know the mountains on these ski tours like the back of their hands and they are keen to show you the best runs and secret stashes. With our guides you ski the stuff that locals ski and we can help you perform at your best. If you want more from you Canada ski trip put this British Columbia ski tour on your bucket list.
Safari Ski Tour, BC, Canada
Beginner – Advanced Terrain Available
10 Nights From £2580
- Transportation between resorts in a comfortable van
- Expert guide for entire trip
- 10 nights accommodation
- Lift ticket package (8 days across 4 resorts)
- Up to 3 hot spring excursions (depending on tour option)
- Collection and drop off from your hotel in Kelowna
- Rentals and Lessons
- Optional Extra Activites
Whether you want something a little different, or are craving steeper and deeper powder, there are some brilliant activities that we can help arrange for you to make your holiday extra special.
- Cross Country Skiing
- Dog Sledding
- Heli-Skiing / Heli-Boarding
- Cat Skiiing / Cat Boarding
- Scenic Flights
- Day 1: Kelowna pickup Meet in Kelowna at your hotel. Once we have gotten to know each other we hop in the van and head two hours North to the rustic mountain town of Revelstoke. We drive along beautiful cliff lined highway through 3 Valley Gap, and beside shimmering lakes. Get settled in your hotel before we hit the town for dinner as a group, or opt to do your own thing.
- Day 2: Ski Revelstoke, Halcyon Hot Springs Fill yourself on a hearty breakfast before we head up to the mountain for our first morning of epic big mountain skiing. Try your luck on the endless variety of chutes, head walls, pillow lines or rolling tree lines, or take a scenic ride down “The Last Spike”, with views of Begbie Glacier. When you can’t ski another inch we head back into town for a delicious dinner. Come along on an outing across a ferry to the other side of the lake where we soak in 104 degree Fahrenheit hot springs, beneath swirling night skies.
- Day 3: Ski Revelstoke Back at it today, we hit Revelstoke for another dream ski session. Get used to the terrain, because we’re going to see a lot more of it! If you want a challenge hike to the shoulder of Mackenzie Peak and drop in on “Mania” or “Discipline” to experience some world class steep skiing. At the end of the day we go for another well earned meal, or you can roam around the quaint town on your own.
- Day 4: Ski Kicking Horse We start off by heading through Roger’s Pass, infamous for its avalanche tunnels and towering peaks, on our way to Golden. Take the gondola to the top of Kicking Horse to enjoy the incredible 360 degree views, before dropping in on hair raising chutes and tree runs. Although Kicking Horse has plenty of beginner terrain, it is known for the abundance of steep, gnarly chutes, tree runs and pillowy bowls. Ride top to bottom runs to torture your legs, or keep to the top on aptly named “Stairway to Heaven” chair. Relax with views of the “Dog Tooth Range” and excellent dining options.
- Day 5: Ski Kicking Horse Hit Kicking Horse for another powder filled day with million dollar views of the Rocky Mountains. Hike past the chair to charge epic powder runs in “Whitewall”, if you dare, or sip a fine glass of wine in the Eagle’s Eye Lodge at the top of the mountain. Eagle’s Eye is renown for having the best ski lodge view, which is sure to drop your jaw. Don’t forget to squeeze in some après at Whitetooth, a local favourite.
- Day 6: “Valley of a Thousand Peaks”, Lussier Hot Springs Sleep in a bit and relax, today we are driving South through the “Valley of a Thousand Peaks”, stopping in for a delightful soak in Lussier Hotsprings. These hot springs are a completely natural flow of hot spring water in a rock pool on the side of Whiteswan River. Ease your muscles in the hot water and take in the beautiful surrounding gorge and river. We continue through Cranbrook, where you debark if you are on the 6 day tour, then head West for Kootenay Pass. Once we climb the rugged pass we descend into Nelson, an almost mythical town in the heart of the Kootenays. For years Nelson has been attracting people’s attention with its legendary community spirit and local based economy. This tiny town of roughly ten thousand is home to close to 80 bars and restaurants as well as countless cafes, shops and even Oso Negro, a must try coffee roaster. We are confident you will not be bored in Nelson, where we stay for 3 nights.
- Day 7: Ski Whitewater, Ainsworth Hot Springs Dining and nightlife is not all Nelson has in spades. Head up to Whitewater for some world class steep tree skiing, that will have you whooping with the locals in no time. Hit “Backside” for the pillow rides of your life, or see how tough your legs are on “Sproulers”. Whitewater also has tons of friendly groomed options, and lodge food that is voted best in the world. So good in fact, that they came out with a much desired cookbook. Instead of the usual ski hill microwaved poutine, try the Ymir Bowl, or healthy salads that will leave you inspired. Don’t worry they have inspiring burgers too! Of course we enjoy a much needed soak in Ainsworth Hot Springs, where you can wander deep into the hand chiseled grotto for the hottest water.
- Day 8: Ski Whitewater Hit the rugged, snowy slopes of Whitewater for another incredible day of launching off everything and narrowly avoiding every species of tree. Impressive Ymir peak towers above the ski area and makes for really incredible photos. The patio at the bottom is always in the sun, and is usually a perfect place to grab a cold beer while watching the crazy locals rip down the steepest moguls on the mountain. Try Cantina for some delicious Mexican food, or Mike’s Place to mingle with the lively locals.
- Day 9: Ski Red Mountain Hit the road bright and early and get to Red Mountain in good time. You are about to learn why Red is considered a beast in the all mountain skiing scene. From the top of the chair you can ski in any direction you want and arrive at a chair! Tear down tight trees, chutes, cliff lines, massive pillows, open ridges or some playful, easy groomers. Just remember to hit Rafters at the bottom for some good food and beers. We enjoy some of Rossland’s amazing selection of dining options, before a good night’s sleep.
- Day 10: Ski Red Mountain This is your last day to torture your legs so make it count. Good thing Red Mountain just made one of the biggest expansions in ski resort history, adding 1600 acres of new terrain on Mt Grey. You will quickly see why Red is consistently rated one of the top freeride resorts in Canada. We dine as a group, and reflect on all the good times we have had during the tour.
- Day 11: Return to Kelowna Enjoy a nice cafe breakfast before hopping in the van. We head 5 hours back to Kelowna, where are you dropped off at your hotel. You may be leaving, but you will always be part of the Fresh Adventures family!
What’s included in the price?
Take an adventure across 4 of the best resorts in Canada and experience the best that BC has to offer on this 11 day powder ski tour. Once you’ve arrived in Kelowna everything is sorted for you, transfers between resorts, lift passes, expert guiding and relaxing excursions to hot springs.
Back country skiing with virtually no one else on the hill, I think the longest we waited in a lift line was when I need to adjust my boots, amazing. Clear blue skies and easily some of the best off piste skiing I’ve ever done. Give Winter Sports a call...