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FULLY HOSTED & GUIDED SAFARI
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing | 3 Resorts
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USD 2,336
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Check out Lake Louise & Sunshine in whilst staying in picturesque Banff, Alberta and then head to BC for the steep & deep at Kicking Horse resort.
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 days of lift tickets
  • 6 days of guiding
  • Private ground transport
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Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
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Mar 21 - Mar 28, 2018
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Heart & Soul Tour

This week long adventure for all ability level skiers and snowboarders is a popular tour, mostly due to minimal time spent driving, and options to adjust the itinerary along the way to make the most of the snow conditions.

From the airport in Calgary, AB, the tour starts with a spectacular hour and a half drive into the picturesque town of Banff to where you will spend the first two nights. The first two days of skiing you will be exploring the Banff area giants; Lake Louise and Sunshine Village.

Lake Louise and Sunshine are the classic Canadian Rockies resorts, with an endless amount of terrain options, and outstanding views. These international destination resorts are also plentiful in the way of apres-ski and shopping. Following day two on the slopes, you will be driven to Golden, BC, one hour to the west.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, a fifteen minute drive from Golden, is becoming world renowned as a steep skiing paradise with over 4000' of vertical. The runs are challenging and the crowds are minimal. If you enjoy hiking, there are several rewarding options within the controlled/open terrain ranging from 10 - 30 mins. of hiking. If conditions allow, leaving the boundary for untouched powder is also an option offering long runs in nicely spaced trees as well as alpine bowls and chutes.

All guests going into the backcountry are required to wear an avalanche transceiver, as well as carry a small backpack containing an avalanche probe and rescue shovel. Canadian Powder guides will take sufficient time to familiarize guests with all equipment before proceeding into the backcountry. Guests are also encouraged to wear an avalanche airbag backpack, which are available for rent locally.

CPA's highly trained guides have extensive first aid and avalanche certifications, as well as intimate knowledge of the guiding area. To ascend most efficiently, touring equipment is recommended; skis with touring bindings and skins for skiers, and for snowboarders snowshoes and collapsible poles, or a split board as the best option. This equipment is not at all necessary if guests are interested in shorter hikes, which will be easily done in ski or snowboard boots.

IMPORTANT: Due to varying avalanche and weather conditions, we are not able to guarantee the amount of time spent in the backcountry. However, when conditions for backcountry adventure are not optimal for safe travel, the resort is likely to have fresh powder and ideal conditions. The day to day itinerary is also subject to change due to weather and road conditions.
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:
  • Banff:
    • The King Edward (Hotel)
  • Kicking Horse:
    • Auberge BnB,
    • Le Beausoleil B&B or
    • Canyon Ridge.
Day 1 (Sat)
Guests arrive at the Calgary Airport, meet their guides, drive to Banff for 2 nights

Day 2 (Sun)
20 min drive to Sunshine Village, hopefully Delirium Dive is open

Day 3 (Mon)
40 mins to Lake Louise for the day, travel 1 hr to Golden for the next 5 nightst

Days 4 (Tues)
Ski Kicking Horse Resort with options to hike

Day 5 (Wed)
Ski Kickinghorse Resort

Day 6 (Thurs)
Ski Kickinghorse Resort

Day 7 (Fri)
Ski Kickinghorse Resort

Day 8 (Sat)
Drive to Calgary in the morning, guests depart in the afternoon

2017/18 Rates & Inclusions

Rates
Double occupancy: $2,920 per person
Single occupancy: $3,190 per person

  • base/invoice currency is in Canadian Dollars
  • prices are ex taxes

Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 hearty breakfasts
  • 6 days of lift passes
  • 6 days of guiding by qualified mountain guides
  • All transport from Calgary Airport and return

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Optional Add-Ons
  • Ski & snowboard rentals
  • Touring gear rentals
  • Avalanche safety gear rental
Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 days of lift tickets
  • 6 days of guiding
  • Private ground transport
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Cancellation Policy 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.