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THE ULTIMATE GUIDED WINTER ROAD TRIP
12 Nights | 7 Riding | 5 Free Days | 7 Resorts

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Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Semi-Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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Find out how Epic the “Powder Highway” is. For 13 days you will visit 7 of the best resorts along this epic trail. 7 days of riding, unreal food and beer; with 5 days of freedom to choose your own adventures. Join Mountain Movements and experience the ultimate powder excursion, just remember to bring your snorkel! More
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Powder Highway EPIC Tour

Join Mountain Movements for their extended “Powder Highway” Epic Tour where ripping down the slopes is the main focus; riding the best lines, on the best snow, at the best resorts. Along the way they take you to sample some of the best craft beer the Rockies has to offer, stopping at natural hotsprings to rest tired legs and take in the surrounding beauty of the Rockies. Your day with MM doesn’t finish when you leave the ski hill, they will also take you to the best each town has to offer, engaging with locals and like minded travellers; making for a truly unique experience.

Mountain Movements are out to show people that your ultimate trip is one email/call away. Their mission statement is simple, “Do it right”. Combining decades of guiding and tourism experience they have created tours that are not only affordable, but come with service beyond the expected. They have tailor made each of their tours in such a way that the skiing/snowboarding at the end of the day just feels like an amazing bonus to a perfect tour. Taking the worry of travel, weather, equipment and reservations out of the mind. Sit back and relax in their 14 seater Mercedes with the only thing you will need to worry about being, “What drink do I want on arrival?”

Who can join this tour?

Solo travellers, couples, small groups


The great thing about how Mountain Movements have designed their tours, is that anyone can join. You might be a solo traveller looking for people to ride with. You might be a couple or small group who want to join a larger group, meaning when you hit the slopes no one is holding you back resulting in maximum enjoyment. Maybe one member of a couple doesn’t really ski/board but still want to join, MM have it covered with other optional activities and sightseeing options.

You can even be a private group and book the whole tour out, with a minimum of 10 people required for set date tours. A maximum of 14 guests per tour.

Custom tours may also be booked for groups as small as 4, with differing prices and dates to suit. Enquire here for a custom private group tour

What ability do I need to be? All tours with Mountain Movements are best suited for Intermediate, Advanced and Expert riders. However our tour style also caters for complete beginners as all resorts visited provide lessons for beginners.

All tours are designed to be able to push yourself, with rider progression assisted with the increase in resort difficulty along the way. Some couching tips can be provided along the way from our guides/snow hosts. Remember we want you to push yourself and maybe even dive into the more difficult riding available in North America. We have had first time riders tackling black diamonds only a couple of days into their riding!

What ski resorts will we visit? Mountain Movements first take you to the lesser known Castle Mountain Resort. With amazing groomed runs, underrated tree skiing and the best fall line in the business, no matter where you ride on this hill you will always end up back at the base making it the perfect start and great warm up for Fernie Alpine Resort. Famous for its 5 alpine bowls and exceptional beginners area makes it a winter playground for all abilities. After 2 epic days of riding at Fernie, you head deeper into the Kootenays with a quick stop at Cranbrook to have a one of a kind personal tour of a local brewery with stunning food to pair.

Rossland and Nelson are up next. Two beautiful towns, both home to amazing amazing food, beer and some of the best snow around. Nelson is home to Whitewater, averaging over 40ft of dry powder; while Rossland has Red Mountain, the last great and unspoiled resort!

After 4 days spent between the two Resorts/towns, your next day is spent relaxing while driving to Revelstoke. Along the way you stop at Hayclon Hotsprings to benefit from the natural healing waters of some of BCs best natural hot springs. Your next 2 days are spent witnessing the epicness of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Home to North America’s largest vertical of 1713m, there is no shortage of big time riders here. After 2 leg burning days in Revy you head over Rogers Pass to the Golden. Home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, where there is no shortage of steeeeep chutes and champagne powder to explore for a day or two. The only thing more impressive than the riding here, are the epic 360 degree views at the top.

From here we head to iconic Banff. Here we hit the slopes of Lake Louise before one last day of the tour where you can choose to go Dogsledding…. A 24km roller coaster ride with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, the best way to finish such an epic journey.

What type of terrain will we be skiing/riding?All terrain explored on this tour is within resort boundaries. This is a mixture of on and off-piste. Lake Louise has the most beginner terrain available whilst Kicking Horse is one of the most challenging resorts in North America.

Who are the staff & what services will they provide? The tour is hosted for the entirety of the journey. The tour is a max of 14 people, with 2-3 guides/hosts. This does not include local guides/hosts at each resort, who are local rippers who can help to guide you on and off the mountains.

Guide duties include the following:
  • Driving you around from Resort to accommodations etc
  • Guiding you on and off the resort. A combo of our guides and local mountain hosts show you the parts you want to ride making sure you never miss out.
  • Photographer….One of our guides is also a professional photography, ensuring you get the best shots.
  • Guiding/hosting is not just limited to skiing/boarding. It starts at breakfast and goes into the night. Remember we take you to the best hotsprings and breweries along the way. 

All guides/hosts required for the tour are with you the whole time, helping to lead the charge either on the hill, in the apres lounge, or even later in town. Remember we want you to feel like a local wherever you go, riding the best lines, eating the best food and doing all of this with the best people.

You can choose to ski/board with your guide/host and the rest of the group or by yourself at any time.

Itinerary

The tour officially starts & ends in Calgary (pick-up is from Airport or Hotel).

Pick-up/drop-off can also be arranged in Banff/Canmore.

Day 1 (Arrival Day/Ride Castle/Fernie)
Depart Calgary early as MM aims to have you at Castle Mountain Resort, BC around 10-11am. This is to make sure you make the most out of your first day hitting the slopes. Castle is a lesser known resort which means virtually no people to contend with. Home to dry powder, amazing fall line and small town hospitality; Castle will leave you wanting more. Depart for Fernie, where you will be staying the night and riding the next day. Downtown accommodations ensure the best local options for food and drinks.

Day 2 (Ride Fernie)
Today is a great opportunity to really build your confidence up. Your second day of riding and 1st day at Fernie. Remember we have guides at every location to get the most out of your riding. When your legs have had enough, go and soak in one of the hot tubs or pools that the hotel has on offer. Back sore?? How about a massage?! This is your final night in Fernie, so let's make sure we have a good time! Let's start at the brewery and go from there.

Day 3 (Fernie “Free Day”/Drive to Cranbrook)
Today is your first free day to decide what YOU want to do! Choose from a large selection of on mountain activities ranging from fat biking to cross country skiing. There is always the option of hitting up the resort again. Explore the 5 alpine bowls this epic place has to offer. We depart Fernie at the end of the day for Cranbrook. Here we stay the night. The reason we chose here is because of the amazing local craft brewery. Enjoy some beer samples and amazing appetizers on MM before sitting down for dinner in Heidouts private dining area. Tonight is a night for indulgence as we sleep in tomorrow.

Day 4 (Drive to Rossland/Half Day of a “Free Day”)
After a sleep in and hearty breakfast, we depart for Rossland, BC. Planning to arrive early/mid-afternoon allows yourself to do whatever you want. Maybe try a quick fat bike/cross country ski or just relax in your hotel room and watch a movie…..It’s totally up to you. Tomorrow we are back at it!!

Day 5 (Ride Red Mountain)
Voted the #1 ski town in North America, today is your chance to see why. Has to be lived to be believed! It is all here. Kids ski to school while throwing double back flips over teachers cars. Olympians have been born and raised here. 4200 acres of pristine skiing. Called ‘The last great, unspoiled resort’. So amazing it has become legend. Some of the best glades in the North America, as well as 360 degree skiing from the top, oh and $10 "Cat Runs" on a new mountain they are developing next door. I know it sounds fake, but we can assure you this place exists. The only problem you will face is leaving this rad resort!

Day 6 (Rossland “Free day”/Nelson)
Today is up to you. Ride the resort again, rest day or maybe even Cat-skiing. The team at Big Red Cats will take amazing care of you with a massive area of untouched powder! This town is nothing short of epic! When the day is done, you are taken to Nelson, about 90 mins away. This beautiful town is home to amazing food, culture and a very under-rated resort. Upon arrival you set up shop at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

There is always the option of heading to Nelson in the morning and getting an extra day in at Whitewater. It’s up to you!

Day 7 (Ride Whitewater)
Today is all about indulgence. First, after a hearty cooked breakfast at your hotel, you experience Whitewater. This small little ski resort is anything but, if size was determined by its snow fall. It averages over 40ft of snow a year! The runs here are shorter, but that just means you get to do more of them. Amazing snow and some of the best natural features a ski hill has to offer. The food at the resort is also world class, with Whitewater Café even having its own bestselling cook book. Back in Nelson after a shower and hot tub action, MM takes you into town to experience the amazing food this cute little town has to offer. Join MM for dinner or explore by yourself. One suggestion is Cantina, for tacos and margaritas. Backroads and Torchlights are 2 of the local breweries MM will show you.

Day 8 (Rest Day/Drive to Revelstoke)
Today we sleep in. Explore this beautiful little town before we depart for Revelstoke. Along the way you stop at Halcyon Hotsprings. A good chance to rest your legs in the healing waters of BC. Enjoy this scenic drive through the mountains before arriving in Revelstoke. We stay here for 2 nights. You will need your rest for tomorrow. This place is huge and fast becoming the adventure capital of Canada.

Day 9 (Ride Revelstoke)
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is on the menu today. This place has to be seen to be believed. The biggest vertical in North America (1713m), 3121 acres (only 7% beginner sorry, but you are ready!), 4 alpine bowls and 15.2km run. This place is fast getting a reputation as a dream destination. On powder days you will see locals lining up at 7am to get first tracks, while cooking their breakfast in line over camp stoves. When you see this happening, you know it must be good. The terrain is hard to beat, giving you runs that would compete with most available at Cat-Skiing operations. Let one of our local snow hosts show you those secret stashes of snow or give you the tips you need to conquer this bohemoth. When you can't ride no more, Apres drinks are a must at the Village Idiot in town, giving you a chance to socialise with locals or maybe even bump into some pros that are filming in the region.

Some members of the tour will be leaving us here as they opted for the shorter 9 day option.

Day 10 (Free day/Drive to Golden)
Today we let you decide what to do. Revelstoke is the perfect place for it as there are so many options when it comes to winter activities! Go snowmobiling in some of the best terrain available anywhere. Go Cat-skiing, this is offered straight from the resort. If you are feeling extra adventurous we can even sort out a day of Heli-Skiing for you. Too much energy? How about some back country skiing and tour up Roger Pass? Or you can come out and conquer the mountain with us again. Whatever you do just make sure its epic!! We drive over Rogers Pass for Golden this evening.

Day 11 (Ride Kicking Horse/Drive to Banff)
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The champagne powder capital of Canada. Steep and Deep! This is the perfect place final test. Can you wrangle the horse? See if you can. Enjoy 360 views from Eagle Eye restaurant at the top of the resort, being the most elevated bar in Canada! The views will not disappoint. A maple bacon caesar is the perfect way to finish up the day. Tonight we drive to the world famous mountain town of Banff. With over 100 restaurants to choose from you can’t go wrong.

Day 12 (Ride Lake Louise)
Wake up! This is your last day riding! Lake Louise is the perfect place for it. With world class riding and facilities this place will surely be hard to leave. Tonight we have our last dinner together, we better make it a good one. The first round of drinks is on Mountain Movements to say thanks for making the trip so enjoyable.

Day 13 (Free Day) – Departure
Today is up to you. Its your final day so make it count. Dogsledding is our number 1 suggestion as the local company are the best in the business. Maybe ride a local hill like Norquay or Sunshine village. Banff is also a hot spot for shopping so you may want to buy some gifts for back home.

You may wish to continue west and venture to the coast or even Whistler. The option of joining us for the drive back to Calgary is available at a small additional fee. You may even want to join our 7 day Powder Highway tour which departs from Calgary in 4 days. All arrangements can easily made right up until departure. Whatever your plans, we are more than happy to accommodate for.

The tour is over but the journey may go on. Allow us to provide a complimentary shuttle to the airport. If you want to stay in the Banff area longer we can help sort out accommodations and lift passes etc. Even maybe a guide for the next couple of days if possible!

You can even jump on one of our 7 day tours for a bit more riding if you want or join a weekend catskiing package at Castle Mountain. Whatever your plans, Mountain Movements are more than happy to help you out.

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Accommodation

All accommodations are hotels with 3-4 star ratings. The base rate for this tour is twin-share. Private room upgrades are available.

For larger groups of friends, multiple couple etc. it can be arranged to have larger 2 bedroom suites at some locations.

NB: The accommodations listed below are subject to availability. If in the unlikely event they are not available, another hotel will be booked of similar quality and recommendation.

Fernie, BC - Park Place Lodge (3 stars)

  • 2 Nights
  • Queen and King size beds with Free Wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Hot-tubs, pool, fitness centre and Spa
  • 5 minute walk to downtown Fernie

Cronbrook BC - Prestige Cranbrook (4 stars)

  • 1 Night
  • Centre of town, minutes walk to bars and restaurants.
  • Queen and King size beds with Wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Hot tub, sauna, restaurant and café.

Rossland, BC - Prestige Mountain Resort (4 stars)

  • 2 Nights
  • Centre of town, minutes walk to bars and restaurants
  • Queen and King size beds with Wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Hot tub, sauna, restaurant and café

Nelson, BC - Nelson Prestige Lakeside Resort (4 stars)

  • 2 Nights
  • 5 minute walk from downtown Nelson, on the shores of Lake Kootenay
  • Queen and King size beds with free Wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Hot-tub, pool, spa/salon, fitness room and a Wine Bar.

Revelstoke, BC - Valley Retreat BnB (3/4 Stars)

  • 2 nights
  • Stunning Private Bed and Breakfast just below the ski hill
  • 10 minute drive to downtown bars and restaurants.
  • Twin and King size beds with free Wifi, TV and private ensuite.
  • Outdoor tot tub
  • Local Chef cooking amazing local 3 course dinner including drinks. An experience usually only reserved for Heli Lodges etc.

Kicking Horse/Golden, BC - Prestige Golden

  • 1 Night
  • Queen and King size beds with free Wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Sauna/Steam Room and HotTub

Banff, AB - The Elk ( 4 Stars), or something similar

  • 2 Nights
  • 1 minute walk to downtown.
  • 1 and 2 bedroom suites and hotel rooms
  • Queen and King size beds with free Wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Hot tubs, indoor pool, spa and exercise room

2019 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates
CAD $3,990
Inclusions
  • 12 nights twin share accommodation (3 & 4 star properties)
  • 8 breakfasts (combo of hot buffet & continental), 1 group dinner & 1 lunche
  • 7 days for lifts tickets
  • 13 days of in-resort guiding/hosting (& coaching if wanted) max 5:1 ratio
  • Private transport in 14 seat luxury bus inc airport pickup/drop-off & more....
  • Curling - A fun night of curling and beers
  • Local's recommendations of restaurants and bars (& some discounts)
  • Brewery/Distillery Tours- free tastings at local breweries along the way
  • Hotsprings - free entry to Hotsprings (Fairmont & Lussier)
  • Professional solo picture of each skier/rider in the group out skiing/shredding the slopes
Add-ons
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) CAD $1,199
  • Ski or snowboard rentals (single days or full tour)
  • Lessons available (group or individual)
  • Discount lift tickets for free days if you choose to ski on those days
  • Epic dogsled tour - learn to drive your own dog sled team in Canmore/Banff
  • Massage packages
  • Additional photographs / printing
  • Tour options on free days: cat skiing, heli skiing, snow mobiling, fat biking etc
Not Included

Mountain Movements Terms & Conditions

Payments

  • A non-refundable 20% deposit of tour cost is required within 24 hrs of booking to secure your seat.
  • The balance can be divided into 2 payments:
    • A further 30% of tour cost 2 months before departure.
    • The final 50% must be paid no later than 14 days prior to departure. 
  • Payments can be made as follows:
    • Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
    • Direct deposit sent to Canadian or Australian bank account. 

Cancellations

  • All cancellations made less than 1 month prior to departure are non-refundable.
  • Cancellations made before the 1 month deadline are entitled to 80% of the tour cost.
  • The 20% deposit is non-refundable after time of booking.

Tour Cancellation and Modifications

  • Mountain Movements Inc. reserves the right to cancel, modify or alter all or any part of its services when necessary or advisable. Should this occur, Mountain Movements Inc. agrees to provide the best alternative available. Every effort will be made to adhere to the specifics shown herein; however, circumstances may necessitate alteration, including the occasional accommodation change from properties listed. Hence, all fares, schedules, itineraries, hours of arrival and departure, air schedules and special programs are subject to change without notice at any time.
  • If the minimum occupancy of the tour (8pax) is not achieved additional transport costs may occur. This is all discussed prior to tour departure. Tour cancellation may also occur.