Whatever your level of snow obsession, many will agree that nothing else quite compares to British Columbia’s vast and infamous Powder Highway, situated along the West coast of Canada.
This 530 mile looping route is a skier and boarder’s paradise offering some of the best backcountry powder skiing on the planet and you don’t need to be a skiing rock star to enjoy it.
Kicking Horse Powder Tours offer a full range of organized ski and boarding trips ‘You just need to be a strong intermediate level skier or snowboarder with powder experience and a twinkle in your eye’ says company owner Richard Barker.
The range of tours available includes the ‘Storm Chaser’, a multi resort road trip with accommodation provided in a luxury mobile cabin and including an on board chef. You’ll get to ski wherever the snow is best, taking in resorts like Revelstoke, Fernie, Whitewater, Kicking Horse and Lake Louise with experienced, highly qualified guides.
Other options include an overnight powder tour staying in heated expedition tents and if time is short, how about a sled ride into the wilderness for a full day of skiing and a lunch stop?
‘We pick you up, drive you to where the snow is best, feed you, accommodate you and then, most importantly, guide you around the best backcountry lines available’ says guide Scott Belton of Adrenaline Descents, ’The sense of adventure is what makes this trip so special and unique.’
The Powder Highway has the highest concentration of ski areas in the world and is the birthplace of heli skiing. The endless and immense variety of terrain puts it at the top of all powder lovers wish lists. From the great valleys of the Purcell range to the lofty peaks and grandeur of the Rockies, there is nowhere else quite like it.