Snowshoeing (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
Ski resorts in the Kootenay Rockies are an ideal base for snowshoeing, offering guided tours, rentals and close proximity to backcountry trails.
Choose from several resorts for a winter snowshoeing adventure, including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Red Mountain Resort or Panorama Mountain Village.
Snowshoeing at Fernie Alpine Resort
Snowshoe through deep drifts at Fernie Alpine Resort – situated at 1,000m/3,280ft high in the Canadian Rockies of southeastern BC, Fernie is renowned for its powdery snow and sunny skies.
Trek over 10km/6.2mi of groomed snowshoeing trails, with plenty of backcountry for adventurous snowshoers. Take a guided Mountain Heritage tour to learn about the history of the mountain and surrounding area, or join a Snowshoe Safari for fondue, stargazing or old growth forest exploration. The resort is just minutes away from Fernie, a mining town known for its colourful past and turn-of-the-century architecture.
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5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
Fernie Alpine Resort is regularly ranked one of the top ski resorts in North America. This season, Fernie takes Skiing to the Peak with the new Polar Peak Chairlift, adding more ski runs & more vertical! With up to 11.28 m (37 ft) of snow, over 1,006 ski-able ha (2,504 ac), ski-in/ski-out accommodations & a legendary ski town atmosphere, we offer gentle terrain for families & beginners, a wide variety of intermediate runs, glades, steeps & chutes for advanced & expert skiers. With restaurants, the Legendary Griz Bar, daycare, rentals, retail, ski school, cafes & more on-site. Fernie is your next ultimate ski & snowboard destination.
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301 Northstar Blvd
Kimberley, British Columbia
Welcome to Kimberley Alpine Resort. Our resort proudly boasts some of the best combination of sun & light Purcell powder of any other resort in Canada. With over 727 hectares (1,800 acres) of terrain, 80 named runs & glades, & a variety of true ski-in/ski-out accommodations, there's plenty to discover at Kimberley Alpine Resort.
Located in the Purcell Range of the Canadian Rockies, Kimberley offers stunning scenery & a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere that lets you make the most of your winter getaway. Other incredible activities include cross-country skiing, dog sledding & snowshoeing.
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Helicopter Access Only
Golden, British Columbia
Located in the Canadian Rockies between Banff & Yoho National Parks, Mistaya is an eco-friendly wilderness adventure destination. The secluded, cosy lodge is surrounded by a panorama of pristine peaks, glaciers & alpine meadows. Come relax in the beauty & peace; it's an artist & photographer's paradise. Or participate in activities such as hiking, skiing, snowshoeing & mountaineering at all levels. Certified guides will lead you on informative hikes while the cook prepares a wonderful meal. Helicopter access only.
Families are encouraged to come, learn & explore. Our WildCat Cabin is perfect for your next family getaway. Holds up to 6 guests & with optional catering or guiding.
Come & make memories of a lifetime with us.
Trans Canada Hwy
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Home to Canada's only inland cedar-hemlock rainforest, Mount Revelstoke is the only national park in Canada where you can summit a mountain five minutes from your vehicle. Visitors are invited to stroll amongst giants on the Giant Cedars & Skunk Cabbage boardwalks, or enjoy a panoramic view & meadows of subalpine wildflowers from the summit of Mount Revelstoke. Cycling enthusiasts can try riding 26 km (1600 m elevation gain) up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway. During the winter months outdoors enthusiasts can explore the Meadows in the Sky Parkway on skis or snowshoes.
Golden, British Columbia
Purcell Mountain Lodge sits amidst one of the largest alpine meadows in BC. It's surrounded by some of the finest alpine ski touring, glades and tree skiing imaginable!
Our spectacular luxury lodge offers guests three, four and seven day stays. Certified guides for novice to expert backcountry enthusiast. Diverse terrain, deep powder and breathtaking scenery. Join us for alpine/telemark ski touring, cross country, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Helicopter access in winter.
In summer, certified guides lead guests along mountain trails, navigating alpine ridges, slopes, summer snow fields and across meadows overflowing with alpine wildflowers. Artists welcome! Choose to hike in or helicopter access in summer months.
All inclusive helicopter transportation, fully catered meals, ACMG certified guide, sauna library and cozy wood indoor/outdoor fires for your relaxation.