Skiing & Snowboarding
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The mountains on Vancouver Island are blasted with Pacific Ocean air, which creates an incredibly deep, all-natural snow base – perfect for skiing and snowboarding.
The average snowfall here is in the range of 11.5m/38ft, so it's not surprising that in 2012, Ski Canada Magazine named Vancouver Island's ski resort, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, as having the Biggest Snow.
Mount Cain is the island's smaller resort, and it also suits families and powder fans.
Vancouver Island offers a diverse range of ski terrain and challenges, attracting everyone from international ski and snowboard training teams (several trained here in advance of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games) to groups looking for fun, relaxing runs.
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Mount Washington Alpine Resort, British Columbia
Mount Washington is home to one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America, with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop on one side and scenic Strathcona Park bordering the other.
In winter, Mount Washington receives a legendary 10.5 metres of annual snowfall. The resort is acknowledged as the home of Canada's deepest pile, however, it's not all about the snow! In summer, the mountain and surrounding resort community transforms itself into a major destination for mountain bikers, hikers and summer alpine enthusiasts.
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7001 Corbould Rd
Bella Coola, British Columbia
Inviting you to one of the best heliskiing experiences of your life. Heliskiing exclusively in small groups of 4 or 5 people out of an A-Star B2. Join us to experience the biggest contiguous tenure in the world: 10,700 square kilometres (2.64 million acres...bigger than the entire Swiss Alps) of towering rugged peaks, dramatic glaciers, gladed trees & wide open alpine bowls.
Ski on your Arrival Day & Departure Day! Don't waste days in transit when you could be skiing!
Nowhere in Canada can you stop for lunch with a swim at a hot spring during your heliski day. We have programs suitable for first-timers, or choose our Experts Only program for Alaska-style descents!
Proud member of The Magnificent 7 - Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada.
At Fresh Adventures we strive to provide the best possible adventure tours year round in Western Canada. Our British Columbia and Alberta ski tours help visitors enjoy the highlights of several of the best skiing areas in the world.
If you prefer sun and relaxation come on our Vancouver Island camping adventure to experience the gorgeous scenery of Vancouver Island while hiking, camping, and spotting whales on ocean cruises.
If you crave a little more excitement try our British Columbia rafting tour, spending 8 days touring the coastal mountains, rafting 5 legendary rivers and camping.
Our exceptional guides take care of all the details, from driving to cooking to selecting the best hikes and attractions for you. Do something FRESH this year!
Irie Adventure Tours specializes in guiding hiking and ski trips. Offering 2 signature guided trips: The West Coast Trail (summer) and The RCR Trifecta (winter); Irie Adventure Tours is your #1 choice for any of your adventure needs across the province of BC. Irie Adventure Tours can also create custom trips and charter transportation to suit the needs of any small group, family or company .
With offices located in both Vancouver and Kimberley, Irie Adventure Tours offers top of the line vehicles as well as fully certified, experienced and knowledgeable guides to show you all the activities, sights and beauty that BC has to offer.
For a truly unique and amazing experience come and see the BC we see!