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HOSTED SKI SAFARI | POWDER HIGHWAY BC
10 Nights | 8 Days Skiing | 4 Resorts
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USD 2,726
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Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Travel BC's famous Powder Highway & experience the best skiing in Canada. This 11 day tour takes in some of BC's less visited resorts of Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Whitewater & Red Mountain. Here you will find some of the most challenging terrain in Canada combined with the deepest & driest snow in BC.
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Inclusions
  • 10 nights of quality twin-share accommodation
  • 8 days of lift tickets
  • Private ground transport for duration of the tour
  • 3 hot spring excursions
  • On-mountain hosting & guiding
Add-ons
  • Rental equipment
  • Lessons
  • Rest day activities
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) CAD 995
Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
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Dec 30 - Jan 09, 2018
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Jan 20 - Jan 30, 2018
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Feb 03 - Feb 13, 2018
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Feb 17 - Feb 27, 2018
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British Columbia Ski Tour

This BC ski tour is the journey to Mecca for skiers and snowboarders who desire the best all mountain riding British Columbia has to offer. Over the course of eleven days you will travel a full circuit along BC's famous “Powder Highway”, to four of the most heavy hitting ski resorts in North America.

The tour starts at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, known for the largest vertical and snowfall in North America, then proceed to Kicking Horse, famous for hair raising chutes and wide open ridges with stunning views of the Rockies. After a relaxing day of beautiful scenery and some of BC's best natural hot springs, the tour heads to mythical Nelson, home of Whitewater Ski Resort with its dependable light powder and epic tree runs. After another hot spring, the tour rolls on to nearby Rossland and Red Mountain, which has always been an icon in big mountain skiing. These amazing four mountains are some of the least crowded in British Columbia, with the most vibrant ski culture and some of the most beautiful surroundings.

By choosing a safari style ski tour, you experience way more during your ski trip and the best part is; Fresh Adventures take care of everything!

Don't worry about weather, driving times, ski conditions, rentals, lessons, ferry times, reservations or accommodations - that's their specialty so you can spend more time enjoying your ski tour. Your personal guide will safely transport you in their comfy vans and will also help you decide on the best dining and apres ski along the way.

Fresh Adventures guides know the mountains on these ski tours like "the back of their hands" and they are keen to show you the best runs and secret stashes. With their guides you get to ski the stuff that locals ski and they can help you perform at your best.

The tour also has an option for people who may not want to ski or who might want to mix only a bit of skiing with some shopping and sight-seeing. This is ideal if you have a partner or friend who is at a different ability level to you or they just want to enjoy the beautiful destinations.

You can join this tour as a solo traveller, a couple, small group or even book an entire tour with a private group of up to 10 guests.

AbilityThis tour is designed for intermediate to advanced level of skiers and boarders, however beginners are also welcome to join a tour as all of the mountains visited have facilities for beginners including lessons.

For intermediate skiers & riders, the guides are qualified instructors and whilst "progression" is not the main object of this tour, they will be there to provide coaching tips to those that want them.

The ultimate aim will be to help & encourage intermediate & advanced skiers & riders to tackle some of the ultimate off-piste runs at each resort.

TerrainAll of the terrain accessed on this tour is within the resort boundaries on-piste and off-piste. You will have the choice of skiing with or without your guide and the rest of the group as much as you want.


The BC mountains are spectacular....

...push yourself to new heights...

...relax in natural hot springs

Accommodation

The standard package for this tour is based on double or twin-share rooms however there is "private room upgrade" available for those that would like a room to themselves.

All of the motel-style accommodation is located down-town and are 3 star plus.

Revelstoke
When staying in Revelstoke (3 nights), you will be staying in either the Sandman Hotel or Swiss Chalet Motel subject to availability for each tour date.

Both properties provide comfy motel-style rooms with private en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV and free wifi.

Both properties are an easy walk into the centre of Revelstoke township where you will find a good variety of restaurants & bars.


Golden (Kicking Horse)
For the Kicking Horse part (2 nights) of the trip you will be staying at the Prestige Inn located in Golden (15 mins drive to Kicking Horse ski resort).

It features an indoor pool, hot tub, restaurant & bar, fitness centre and liquor store.

Rooms have big comfy twin queen beds with LCD TV, private en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities.


Nelson (Whitewater)
The Nelson Prestige Lakeside Resort is located on the shores of the Kootenay Lake and close to all the après action in Nelson and this is where you will stay for 3 nights.

There is a hot tub and heated pool in the hotel as well as a fitness room and comfy queen size beds.

If the Prestige Lakeside Resort is not available, the tour will stay at the Prestige Inn which is a similar standard with similar features & facilities.

Rossland (Red Mountain)
For the last 2 nights you will stay at the Prestige Mountain Resort located in Rossland. It is a modern hotel with everything you want for a mountain escape, amazing views, hot tub, sauna and comfy queens size beds.

Rossland’s restaurants and bars are all within a short walk of the hotel, so après is always on!

Rossland is only 5 minutes drive to Red Mountain Resort

Itinerary

This tour starts with a pick-up at your hotel in Kelowna and ends with a drop-off at your hotel at Kelowna.

Day 1: Kelowna pickup
Fresh Adventures will meet you at your hotel in Kelowna where you will hop in the van and head two hours North to the rustic mountain town of Revelstoke.

The drive takes you along the beautiful cliff lined highway through 3 Valley Gap, and beside shimmering lakes. Get settled in your hotel before you hit the town for dinner as a group, or you can opt to do your own thing.

Day 2: Ski Revelstoke, Halcyon Hot Springs
Fill yourself on a hearty breakfast before we head up to the mountain for your first morning of epic big mountain skiing. Try your luck on the endless variety of chutes, head walls, pillow lines or rolling tree lines, or take a scenic ride down “The Last Spike” with views of Begbie Glacier.

When you can't ski another inch the group will head back into town for a delicious dinner. Come along on an outing across a ferry to the other side of the lake where you can soak in 104 degree Fahrenheit hot springs, beneath swirling night skies.

Day 3: Ski Revelstoke

Back to Revelstoke today for another dream ski or snowboard session! Get used to the terrain, because you're going to see a lot more of it! If you want a challenge, hike to the shoulder of Mackenzie Peak and drop in on “Mania” or “Discipline” to experience some world class steep skiing.

At the end of the day the group will go for another well earned meal, or you can roam around the quaint town on your own.

Day 4: Ski Kicking Horse

After breakfast, it's back in the van heading through Roger's Pass, famous for its avalanche tunnels and towering peaks, on the way to Golden. Take the gondola to the top of Kicking Horse to enjoy the incredible 360 degree views, before dropping in on hair raising chutes and tree runs. Although Kicking Horse has plenty of beginner terrain, it is known for the abundance of steep, gnarly chutes, tree runs and pillowy bowls. Ride top to bottom runs to torture your legs, or keep to the top on the aptly named “Stairway to Heaven” chair. Relax with views of the “Dog Tooth Range” and excellent dining options.


Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Steeps at Kicking Horse

Beautiful Rossland

Day 5: Ski Kicking Horse
Hit Kicking Horse for another powder filled day with million dollar views of the Rocky Mountains. Hike past the chair to charge epic powder runs in “Whitewall” if you dare, or sip a fine glass of wine in the Eagle's Eye Lodge at the top of the mountain. Eagle's Eye is renowned for having the best ski lodge view, which is sure to drop your jaw. Don't forget to squeeze in some après at Whitetooth, a local favourite.

Day 6: "Valley of a Thousand Peaks", Lussier Hot Springs
Today you can relax and have a bit of a sleep in before heading south through the “Valley of a Thousand Peaks”, stopping in for a delightful soak in Lussier hot springs. These hot springs are a completely natural flow of hot spring water in a rock pool on the side of Whiteswan River. Ease your muscles in the hot water and take in the beautiful surrounding gorge and river. The journey then continues through Cranbrook, then heads West for Kootenay Pass. Upon climbing the rugged pass you will descend into Nelson, an almost mythical town in the heart of the Kootenays. For years Nelson has been attracting people's attention with its legendary community spirit and local based economy. This tiny town of roughly ten thousand is home to close to 80 bars and restaurants as well as countless cafes, shops and even Oso Negro, a must try coffee roaster. You will not be bored in Nelson, where you will stay for the next 3 nights!

Day 7: Ski Whitewater, Ainsworth Hot Springs

Dining and nightlife is not all Nelson has in spades. Today you will head up to Whitewater for some world class steep tree skiing, that will have you whooping with the locals in no time. Hit “Backside” for the pillow rides of your life, or see how tough your legs are on “Sproulers”. Whitewater also has tons of friendly groomed options, and lodge food that is voted the best in the world. So good in fact that they came out with a much desired cookbook. Instead of the usual ski hill microwaved poutine, try the Ymir Bowl, or healthy salads that will leave you inspired. Don't worry they have inspiring burgers too! At the end of the day you will enjoy a much needed soak in Ainsworth Hot Springs, where you can wander deep into the hand chiseled grotto for the hottest water.


Red Mountain peak hour lift line

Downtown Nelson

Epic Whitewater Resort

Day 8: Ski Whitewater

Back to the rugged, snowy slopes of Whitewater for another incredible day of launching off everything and narrowly avoiding every species of tree. Impressive Ymir peak towers above the ski area and makes for really incredible photos. The patio at the bottom is always in the sun, and is usually a perfect place to grab a cold beer while watching the crazy locals rip down the steepest moguls on the mountain. Try Cantina for some delicious Mexican food, or Mike's Place to mingle with the lively locals.

Day 9: Ski Red Mountain

It's on the road bright and early to get to Red Mountain in good time. You are about to learn why Red is considered a beast in the all mountain skiing scene. From the top of the chair you can ski in any direction you want and arrive at a chair! Tear down tight trees, chutes, cliff lines, massive pillows, open ridges or some playful easy groomers. Just remember to hit Rafters at the bottom for some good food and beers. You will enjoy some of Rossland's amazing selection of dining options, before a good night's sleep.

Day 10: Ski Red Mountain

This is your last day to torture your legs so make it count. Good thing Red Mountain just made one of the biggest expansions in ski resort history, adding 1,600 acres of new terrain on Mt Grey. You will quickly see why Red is consistently rated one of the top freeride resorts in Canada. At night you will dine as a group, and reflect on all the good times we have had during the tour.

Day 11: Return to Kelowna
Enjoy a nice cafe breakfast before hopping in the van travelling 5 hours back to Kelowna where are you dropped off at your hotel.

You may be leaving, but you will always be part of the Fresh Adventures family!

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

CAD $3,495 per person
  • based on twin-share per person
  • single supplement (subject to room availability) is $995
  • base/invoice currency in Canadian Dollars
Inclusions
  • 10 nights of quality twin-share accommodation
  • 8 days of lift tickets
  • Private ground transport for duration of the tour
  • 3 hot spring excursions
  • On-mountain hosting & guiding
  • Pick up and drop off at hotel at start and end of tour
Optional Extras
  • Rental equipment
  • Lessons
  • Rest day activities
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) CAD 995
Not Included

Fresh Adventures Terms & Conditions

Payments

  • $500 per person non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.
  • Full payment is required 30 days before departure date.
  • Payments can be made online or by phone with Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Cancellations by you

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days before departure date are refundable minus the deposit per person.
  • Cancellations less than 30 days before departure date are non-refundable.
Cancellation by Fresh Adventures
  •  Fresh Adventures reserves the right to cancel a tour based on weather, road or snow conditions as well as tour participation.
  • They will refund any one in full on a tour that they have to cancel, but take no responsibility for any outside expenses, such as airfare, insurance etc.
  • Fresh Adventures recommends full trip cancellation/ travel medical insurance prior to booking