February 03, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Cranbrook, Skiing & Snowboarding
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Fer sure. You betcha!
Two buddies and I decided a trip to the Powder Highway in BC would be a great destination for our next road trip, especially with the start of non-stop Delta flights to Cranbrook, BC....... What a great decision we made!
In summary, our stops included Panorama, Fernie and Kimberley . Fernie had some hair-raising runs and of course beautiful views with the Griz Bar at the bottom of the mountain. Panorama had the best views of all, making us wish we had a panorama camera once we got to the top of the hill - hence the name, I guess. The movie "Alive" was filmed nearby. Kimberley had it's own views, and more importantly, shotskies (an old, wooden ski with a line of shots on it for you and you soon-to-be-staggering buddies. Shot-ski anyone? Just ask for one of those, and 3 of you won't remember much the next day :)
While planning our trip, we wondered 'why choose the Powder Highway over Vail, Banff, Tahoe, etc' ....... I don't think any of those choices would have had 'dinner in an igloo' as an option, for example. That was just on of our experiences with the wonderful locals in unspoiled BC.. I guess the people would have to be the main reason we will be going back to the Powder Highway, maybe this time to golf the mountains we just skiied on. Is the Powder Highway the right choice for YOU and yours????? In their own tongue, "Fer sure. You betcha."