The town of Fernie in the Canadian Rockies
The Powder Highway, in British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies region, links eight full-service mountain resorts that take skiers and boarders deep into the 12 to 18 metres (40 to 60 feet) of fresh powder that falls every year. And it’s not all about downhill: off-piste options, from cat-skiing, heli-skiing and backcountry skiing to cross-country and snowshoeing, abound here too.
The resort also offers 1,263 hectares (3,121 acres) of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, and 13 areas of gladed terrain and phenomenal groo...
Head to Red Mountain Resort in Rossland for what is likely the least expensive cat skiing in the world: for just $10, you can board a snowcat for a single run through gladed powder
Looking to do something different on your ski vacation? Revelstoke Mountain Resort is now offering tandem paragliding flights
To find the best runs or a hidden powder stash, join one of Kicking Horse's free guided mountain tours, offered twice a day
There are airports well situated to get you quickly from runway to powder, and resorts generally... Read more offer a shuttle service. The Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook is convenient to Kimberley and Fernie, and about 3 hours from Nelson and Rossland. Nelson and Rossland can also be accessed via the West Kootenays Regional Airport. Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s shuttle runs from the Kelowna International Airport, and Panorama and Kicking Horse offer shuttles from Calgary, Alberta. Alternatively, enjoy a scenic drive from either Calgary (5-6 hours) or Vancouver (8-10 hours).
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