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FULLY HOSTED & GUIDED SAFARI
9 Days | 9 Nights | 7 Skiing | 4 Resorts
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USD 2,655
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
This tour checks out some of Canada's best powder skiing destinations including Sunshine & Lake Louise (Banff, Alberta) and Fernie, Castle Mountain and Kicking Horse in BC. Fixed tour date for mixed group or custom private group.
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Inclusions
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Lift tickets
  • Private ground transport
  • Certified guides
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Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
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Availability
Dec 09 - Dec 17, 2017
9
USD 2,655
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Feb 03 - Feb 11, 2018
9
USD 2,655
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The Pure Powder Adventure

The Pure Powder Adventure is designed to leave some options open, so that we can make selections best suited to the snow conditions. We'll start in the Rockies of Alberta, spending a day either at Sunshine Village or Lake Louise, depending on the snow. Sunshine Village offers the longest, steepest, in-bounds descent in the Canadian Rockies, the Delirium Dive, which has a controlled entrance, allowing only those with avalanche rescue equipment to enter. Lake Louise offers a huge variety of long runs ranging from open bowls to steep couloirs, and breathtaking views.

We'll wake up on day three in Golden, and spend the next two days riding at Kicking Horse, with options of easy hiking out of bounds with a traverse right back to the base. The next morning we'll decide between skiing another morning at the Horse, driving 3.5 hours for the afternoon of skiing in Fernie, or relaxing on this travel day with a long stop at natural hot springs along the way.

On days six and seven we'll explore the resort in Fernie, and leave day eight open for one of three options; driving 1.5 hr to Castle Mountain for the day, skiing a third day at Fernie, or relaxing in town. Day nine will be an early start for the Calgary Airport 3 hrs from Fernie.

Fernie is a picturesque ski town with an impressive resort 10 mins from town offering five alpine bowls in the Lizard Range and famous for powder snow. Skiing this resort with your guide makes your days rewarding, as the crowds tend to follow the crowds. Castle Mountain is 1.5 hr way, and we’ll have an option to visit there if the group decides to. Somewhat of an unknown gem, Castle is an expansive resort in the Rockies with huge vertical and breathtaking views.
CPA prefer to stay in smaller family run hotels and BnB's to give their guests a real Canadian mountain experience. Following are their preferred places to stay...
  • Fernie:
    • The Royal Hotel
  • Banff:
    • The King Edward (Hotel)
  • Kicking Horse:
    • The Auberge B&B,
    • Le Beausoleil B&B or
    • Canyon Ridge
Day 1 (Sat)
Guests arrive in Calgary, meet guides, and drive 1.5 hr to Banff for the night

Day 2 (Sun)
Ski Sunshine or Lake Louise, drive 1.5 hr to Golden for 3 nights

Day 3 (Mon)
Ski Kicking Horse with options to hike

Day 4 (Tues)
Ski Kicking Horse

Day 5 (Wed)
Drive 3.5 hrs to Fernie for 3 nights, with a stop at natural hot springs. Option to ski the morning at Kicking Horse, or the afternoon in Fernie instead of the hot springs.

Day 6 (Thurs)
Ski Fernie

Day 7 (Fri)
Ski Fernie, with the option of driving 1.5 hr to Castle Mountain Resort for the day

Day 8 (Sat)
Ski Fernie, with the option of driving 1.5 hr to Castle Mountain Resort for the day

Day 9 (Sun)
Early transfer to Calgary airport

2017/18 Rates & Inclusions

Rates
Double occupancy: $3,540 per person
Single occupancy: $3,770 per person

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

Whilst this tour generally has some fixed date tours i.e. tours where solo travelers and small groups can join, it is generally designed for private groups. The "from" price is based on the fixed date package and this may vary for a private group depending on the number of guests in your group. For example if you have 6 or 10 people in your group this is the optimal number utilizing 1 or 2 guides; whereas a group of say 4 is going to be more expensive than the quoted price.

Included

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • A hearty breakfast each morning
  • 7 days lift passes
  • All transport from Calgary International Airport and return
  • Driver / certified guide for the duration of the tour to show you the secret spots both on and off mountain
  • Max 6 guests to 1 guide or 10 guests to 2 guides

Not Included

Optional Add-Ons
  • Ski & snowboard rentals
  • Touring gear rentals
  • Avalanche safety gear rental
Inclusions
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Lift tickets
  • Private ground transport
  • Certified guides
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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.