Champagne Resort Tour
The Selkirk Mountain Range receives world renowned powder snow, both in quantity and quality. On this tour we take you to Canada's two youngest resorts, Kicking Horse
and Revelstoke Mountain Resort
, in the heart of the Selkirks. The combination of champagne powder and lack of crowds
will make you want to return every year. You'll also visit Lake Louise
or Sunshine Village
on this tour, whichever of these Rockies' classics has the best conditions at the time.
After picking up guests at the Calgary airport (afternoon arrivals are best), the group drives 1.5 hr to Banff
, checks into the hotel, and meets for dinner to become acquainted and talk trip details and snow conditions.
The next morning you will be driven to Lake Louise or Sunshine Village (approx 1 hour drive), in the Great Divide of the Canadian Rockies. After skiing, a 1.5 hr drive will have you checking in to the bed & breakfast in Golden, home of Kicking Horse Resort. Four huge alpine bowls will keep you busy at The Horse for three days with options to hike out of bounds that include a full or part day ski tour, or a shorter 30 minute hike for some powder. In the morning of day 6 you will travel to North America's newest resort, 2 hours to the west.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts heli, cat, and lift-accessed terrain
out the same base area, as well as more vertical drop than any other ski area in North America
; 1713m or 5620 ft. An impressive ski area with alpine terrain that transitions into groomers that seem to never end.
After 2 days in Revelstoke you'll be driven back to the B & B in Golden, where you'll have your final dinner together with the other guests on the tour. On day 8, you'll drive through the Rockies, with time to stop at one of many scenic natural attractions along the way, and drop guests off for flights out of the Calgary Airport.
Canadian Powder Adventures like to give its guests a "locals" feel so it tends to steer away from the bi glitzy hotels and utilize local friendly hotels and bed and breakfasts.
Its preferred properties for this tour are:
- Kicking Horse:
- Auberge BnB,
- Le Beausoleil B&B or
- Canyon Ridge.
Day 1 (Sat)
Guides pick up guests at Calgary Airport, and drive 1.5 hr to the hotel in Banff
Day 2 (Sun)
Ski at Lake Louise or Sunshine Village, transport to Golden
Day 3 (Mon)
Ski Kicking Horse with options to hike
Day 4 (Tues)
Ski Kicking Horse
Day 5 (Wed)
Ski Kicking Horse
Day 6 (Thurs)
Drive 2 hrs to Revelstoke in the morning, ski Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Day 7 (Fri)
Ski Revelstoke, drive back to Golden after skiing
Day 8 (Sat)
Drive back to Calgary in the morning, guests depart in the afternoon
2016/17 Rates & Inclusions
Double occupancy: $2,820 per person
Single occupancy: $3,040 per person
- base/invoice currency is in Canadian Dollars
- prices are ex taxes
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- 6 days of lift passes
- 6 days of guiding
- All transport from Calgary Airport and return
- Driver and certified guide for the duration of the tour to show you the secret spots both on and off mountain
- Ski & snowboard rentals
- Touring gear rentals
- Avalanche safety gear rental
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due at the time of booking as a reservation fee. The remainder of the tour price is due 30 days prior to the departure of the trip, and is fully refundable (less the $300 deposit up until 10 days prior to the tour.) Cancellations within 10 days of tour departure date are 50% refundable. After a reservation is made, changes to the booking will be possible but not guaranteed, depending upon availability.
Liability WaiverYes, for any guided services with Canadian Powder, you will need to sign this waiver.