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Get your skis and snowboards ready for Canada’s famous Powder Highway! Join our 12-day guided ski tour hitting BC’s top resorts: Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Red Mountain, Whitewater, and Fernie. Nestled between Whistler and the Rockies, the Columbia Mountains get massive coastal dumps and cold Rockies air, creating epic powder on steep, playful terrain. By day, we’ll uncover hidden powder stashes; by night, we’ll relax in hot springs and enjoy amazing apres-skis. Best part? Simply get to Calgary—everything else is sorted. Enjoy legendary powder skiing, cozy stays in towns like Nelson and Revelstoke, expert guidance, and flawless logistics for an unforgettable trip. Discover BC’s best for powderhounds—this is the ski adventure of a lifetime!

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Adventure highlights

  • Ultimate powderhound destinations

    Discover the best destinations for powder skiing not only in British Columbia, but the entire world! 

  • Hassle-free experience

    All the logistics are expertly sorted—all you have to do is have a blast on and off the powder-laden slopes

  • Expert guidance

    You’ll be lead by experienced guides who’ll show you the best skiing spots and tell you all about the area

Itinerary

Explore Canada's legendary Powder Highway on this 12-day guided ski/snowboard tour, featuring five of British Columbia's top resorts: Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Red Mountain, Whitewater, and Fernie. Enjoy expertly guided powder skiing adventures, stays in iconic towns like Nelson and Revelstoke, and memorable stops at local hot springs. From epic powder stashes to vibrant apres-ski scenes, this tour promises the ultimate ski experience. Simply arrive in Calgary—this road trip includes ski passes, 3-star accommodations, all ground transportation, and entry fees.

  • Adventure tours have a lot of moving parts. This is a rough idea of what to expect, though exact details may change as we work to create the best possible experience for you.

  • Meet your new ski friends as we pick you up from the Marriott Downtown Hotel’s lobby in Calgary at 2pm. We then drive 4 hours to Fernie, BC, where the fun begins! We’ll check into the Fernie Mountain Lodge, your cozy home for the next two nights. Unwind and get ready for the adventure ahead.

    Accommodation: Fernie Mountain Lodge

    Winter vedute of Calgary, Canada.
  • Explore Fernie’s incredible terrain, featuring 5 epic bowls and 1 alpine peak, each with its fair share of secret lines, tree runs, and wide-open powder slopes. There’s nothing like a weekday powder day at Fernie! After a thrilling day on the slopes, we’ll return to the lodge to relax and share stories over a delicious dinner.

    Accommodation: Fernie Mountain Lodge

    Snowboarder in Fernie, a resort in BC, Canada.
  • Didn’t ski all the powder on the first day? No problem! We’ll head back for another round, putting our signature tracks on some of Fernie’s best laps. In the late afternoon, we’ll hop in the van and head 3.5 hours west to Nelson, BC. Along the way, we’ll stop for dinner and enjoy the scenic drive through the mountains.

    Accommodation: Prestige Lakeside Resort

    Aerial view of the famous Canadian ski town of Nelson in the winter.
  • Today, we dive into the incredible terrain of Whitewater Ski Resort, famous for its big dumps and endless tree runs. Every turn here is a delight, seemingly crafted by the shred gods themselves. After a full day of skiing, we’ll head back to Nelson to explore its vibrant food scene.

    Accommodation: Prestige Lakeside Resort

    Snowboarder snowboarding between conifer trees in Whitewater, BC, Canada.
  • Another day of amazing skiing awaits us at Whitewater. We’ll carve through picture-perfect trees and enjoy the serene quiet of the slopes. Nelson, known for both its hipster and hippie vibe, offers legendary dining options with farm-to-table restaurants, pubs, breweries, and diners on every corner. Enjoy some free time exploring the town and indulging in its culinary delights.

    Accommodation: Prestige Lakeside Resort

    Skiing between conifer trees in Whitewater, BC, Canada.
  • This morning, we head to Rossland, home of Red Mountain, the birthplace of freeskiing in Canada. The terrain here begs us to let loose and enjoy the powder flowing over our ears as we rip through rolling meadows of underrated and seldom-shredded snow. After an exhilarating day, we’ll settle into our lodge in Rossland.

    Accommodation: Prestige Mountain Resort Rossland

    Snowboarder snowboarding in powder terrain in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Another day of paradise awaits us as we ski the trees, bowls, and open slopes of Red Mountain. Enjoy lunch on the sunny deck of Paradise Lodge and finish off the day with a local beer in Rafter’s Bar, which holds legendary status in ski literature. After skiing, we’ll transfer 4 hours to Revelstoke, with a stop for dinner and a soak in some local hot springs en route.

    Accommodation: Sandman Hotel Revelstoke

    Winter vedute of the famous Canadian ski town of Revelstoke during dusk.
  • Today, we explore Revelstoke, a haven for early Swiss mountaineers who created a ski hill over a century ago. We’ll ski multiple alpine bowls, hike to secret runs off Subpeak, and explore hidden tree lines. Revelstoke offers endless terrain and bottomless snow, making it a skier’s paradise.

    Accommodation: Sandman Hotel Revelstoke

    Powder skiing in Revelstoke, BC.
  • Revelstoke has far too much terrain to conquer in just one day, so we’ll take another crack at it. Enjoy the snow and the views, and tackle runs like “Kill the Banker” if you dare. In the evening, we’ll gather to share stories and sample local beers, chatting about our day’s adventures.

    Accommodation: Sandman Hotel Revelstoke

    Snowboarder on top of a powder-laden slope in Revelstoke, BC.
  • We wake up bright and early and hit the road through Rogers Pass to Kicking Horse. This drive is an adventure in itself, with majestic peaks in all directions and over 140 avalanche paths affecting the highway and railway. Once at Kicking Horse, the real fun begins. We’ll hike with our guide to Terminator Peaks for sneaky lines or explore other secret runs.

    Accommodation: Prestige Inn

    Skier reaching the top of a perfect off-piste ski run in BC, Canada.
  • Kicking Horse is heaven on earth, so we’ll spend another day skiing the steeps and powder lines at this resort. The snow stays so soft here because most of the terrain faces north! After a thrilling day, we’ll relax at our lodge, reminiscing about the incredible week we’ve had.

    Accommodation: Prestige Inn

    Happy skier in British Columbia.
  • Today, we check out and begin our trip back to Calgary, but the fun isn’t over. We’ll stop in Banff for a final soak in the hot springs, known for their healing mineral waters. You can get transferred with us to Calgary or hop off in Banff if you’d like to extend your trip and ski in the Rockies. Calgary drop-off is expected at 2 pm. Say goodbye to your BC ski guide(s), fellow powderhounds and to Canada—or continue touring on your own!

    Amazing powder skiing in British Columbia, Canada.
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Meet your guides

Alex Ross
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Alex Ross
Alex Ross grew up in Ontario, where he could often be found wearing rubber boots, a life jacket, and a Tilley hat, claiming he would one day become a guide. After earning a business degree and realizing that the commerce world was not for him, he ventured west to the far coast of British Columbia, where he found his home. After several seasons of guiding for other companies, Alex launched Fresh Adventures, determined to make a life out of skiing, hiking, and being outdoors. Ten years later, Fresh Adventures has grown into a well-known adventure company in Canada, attracting top guides from across the country and delighting travelers with a focus on quality and fun.
Fresh Adventures
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Fresh Adventures
For the past ten years, Fresh Adventures has led hundreds of travelers on unforgettable hiking, camping, skiing, and wellness retreats across Western Canada. The company prides itself on being one of the highest-rated and most awarded tour companies in the country. Fresh Adventures' passionate local guides are eager to immerse guests in the breathtaking wilderness Western Canada is renowned for. With easy and flexible bookings, planning a dream trip is simple and hassle-free. Fresh Adventures looks forward to seeing you in the mountains!
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Ski adventure of a lifetime!
Destination702588 (February 2024, source: Tripadvisor)

If we could give more than 5 stars, we would! We booked the 12 day powder highway tour as part of our honeymoon this February. Fresh Adventures truly exceeded our expectations – 10 days of skiing at 5 amazing mountains, delicious meals, great accommodations, and seamless travel. Our guides Mac & Jafar were true experts when it comes to the BC mountains and showed us around each hill from first to last chair each day. In addition to being great guides, they were also genuinely awesome people and went above & beyond to make the trip special – baking cookies and writing Valentine’s for the whole group on Feb 14 & even bringing a bottle of bubbly to the top of Kicking Horse on the last day to celebrate the end of our honeymoon adventure. This tour is perfect for adventurous skiers who love to dip into trees and hike to jaw-dropping scenic runs. The days are long & full, but we woke up each morning ready & excited to take on the next adventure. The guides also provided tons of great recommendations in each town we visited. Nelson & Revelstoke were definitely our favorites. The pacing of the trip was perfect, with 3 nights spent in the towns with more to see/do, and quicker stops in the quieter places. We will definitely be back!

British Colombia 12 Day Powder Highway Tour
Olli4479 (March 2023, source: Tripadvisor)

Awesome Powder Highway Tour 5 stars rating well deserved! The route, perfectly arranged:
Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, White Water and Red Mountain offered a variety of ski resorts with different profiles, that made the trip extremely interesting and kept the tension high!
The organization, as smooth as possible: High service level of Alex and the guides Laurence and Carl, started with the booking, the pick up & drop off, the save and efficient transport and the selection of local cafes and restaurants. The guides, who’s made it awesome: Laurence, Bad-Ass-Snowboarder (in the most positiv way of meaning) and Carl, Super-Ski-Man made the trip unforgettable. They brought us to incredible good spots inside the resorts to hit the powder, encouraged us to enjoy every drop, turn and groomer and kept us constantly happy. Without doubts, recommendable to every skilled skier/snowboarder who want to experience a snow-trip with a lot of variety, with a road-trip-feeling and unforgettable moments.

Epic Powder Highway Tour Feb/Mar 2023
Foxy842 (February 2023, source: Tripadvisor)

I really enjoyed the 12 day Powder Highway Tour leaving from Calgary Alberta February 18th 2023. The trip lived up to its expectations and the powder was very good. Dori and Pierre took us to 5 really good ski resorts with varying terrain and levels of difficulty. We sort of split into the A and B teams and that really suited my abilities. Dori and Pierre managed a lot over the two weeks including navigating some pretty snowy/icy highways, guiding, organising great restaurants, rounding up stragglers each day and just being darn nice people. I would highly recommend this trip.

No worry ski trip
Jesse K (March 2023, source: Tripadvisor)

I did the 12-day Powder Highway tour. It was a great itinerary with fun guides. They did a wonderful job safely transporting our group to our many destinations as the snow fell hard. Fun mountains, fun people!

Great value for money ski trip
Kevin J (February 2023, source: Tripadvisor)

10 days of skiing on the Powder Highway with Pierre and Dori as our guides. They calmly solved all the little problems that cropped up along the way (like the top of the ski box flying off onto the road as we left Calgary on day 1). They were good company skiing and at the dinners in the evening and there was no lack of energy or enthusiasm. Pierre will even help you practice your french.

Awesome road trip
Carl (February 2023, source: Tripadvisor)

Had planned on hitting the powder highway for a long time and Fresh Adventures delivered an awesome way to make that happen. 5 resorts, 10 days, too many runs to count this was an awesome way to hit all the highlights. Special shout out to guides Ben and Darren, they are awesome. Showed us all the local spots (on and off the hill), hit the highs of Canadian music on the commutes (everything from Celine to Out for a Rip) and even taught us some of the local language. Great trip, “for sure”!

Shred the gnar. Eat BLTs.
Sam E (February 2023, source: Tripadvisor)

Just finished the 12 Day Powder Highway tour and what an unbelievable trip it was! The choice of mountains is perfect to get a taste of everything the area has to offer, and having local knowledge was key for finding the best spots each day. It was all really relaxed and allowed you to decide if you wanted to push things or have a cruisey day/part of the day – with plenty of opportunities to rejoin the group. The accommodation and choice of restaurants, breweries, cafes were also all excellent. BLT addiction is real and hit tubs are vital. Darren and Ben (you should see his back flips) were incredible hosts/guides/people, they really know this area and whether it was planning first runs, choosing hot springs or spotting goats they had it covered. They had such a relaxed approach to leading, and as someone who was a little apprehensive about the gnarliness of the trip, this was reassuring. Having waited a year for this trip it delivered on every aspect. Don’t hesitate and get it booked.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, certified ski guide(s) with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 10 days of off-piste and powder skiing in different resorts in British Columbia (Fernie, Whitewater, Red Mountain, Revelstoke, and Kicking Horse)
      • All ski passes for the duration of the tour (10 in total)
      • Accommodation in 3-star hotels during the adventure based on double occupancy (11 nights)
      • All transportation during the adventure (including transportation back to your hotel/airport in Calgary)
      • Hot spring and national park entry fees

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Calgary
      • Accommodations before and after the tour — if applicable
      • Ski equipment — can be rented for an added fee
      • Single rooms — can be arranged for an added fee
      • Meals (expect between $10 and $20 per meal)
      • Any other personal expenses (souvenirs, apres-ski, drinks etc.)
      • Guide gratuities — optional ($10 per person per day is customary)
  • To participate in this guided Powder Highway skiing adventure in British Columbia, a strong fitness level is essential. Skiers/snowboarders should confidently handle advanced slopes (black resort runs) and preferably have some experience with off-piste runs and powder terrain. To prepare for this guided ski trip in British Columbia, focus on enhancing your overall fitness level. Engage in cardiovascular exercises and strength training to build endurance and muscle stamina.

    Keep in mind that you will always have a guide by your side to help you with technique and adjust the skiing or snowboarding to your group’s overall fitness and skill level. You will also use ski lifts to reach your objectives more easily.

  • To fully enjoy this Powder Highway ski road trip in British Columbia, it is recommended that participants have some experience in off-piste terrain and powder skiing. Skiers should also confidently handle advanced resort slopes (black runs). Strengthening your skiing abilities in variable conditions and honing powder techniques will enhance your preparedness for the unique challenges of the British Columbia backcountry.

    That said, you don’t need to have experience with backcountry skiing or ski touring. You will always have a guide by your side to help you with technique and adjust the skiing to your group’s overall fitness and skill level. You will also use ski lifts to reach your off-piste objectives more easily.

  • For technical backcountry ski touring gear, you will need to bring:

      • Alpine touring skis/snowboard appropriate for powder skiing or splitboard with skins (can be rented)
      • Ski/snowboard boots (can be rented)
      • Ski poles (can be rented)

    For personal items, we recommend bringing:

      • Helmet
      • Ski goggles
      • Gloves and hat
      • Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore-Tex recommended)
      • Ski pants (Gore-Tex recommended)
      • Down jacket or vest
      • Synthetic or wool base layers, underwear and socks
      • Water bottles (2L capacity in total)
      • Thermos for a warm beverage — optional
      • Sunscreen
      • Daypack large enough to carry all items listed (around a 30-40L backpack)
      • Camera — optional (but recommended!)

    The list of equipment and clothing may be different depending on the weather conditions and other factors. You’ll be able to discuss your packing list and equipment with your guide prior to the adventure.

  • During the Powder Highway ski road trip in Whitewater, Revelstoke, and other resorts in British Columbia, you’ll enjoy 11 nights of accommodation in comfortable 3-star hotels and lodges. Many of these accommodations feature hot tubs, fitness rooms, and laundry facilities, ensuring a relaxing and convenient stay. Rooms are based on double occupancy. While meals are not included, we arrange for the group to dine at the best cafes and restaurants in each town, allowing you to savor the local cuisine at your leisure.

  • Accommodation in single rooms can be arranged for an added fee of $915 per person.

  • Skiing/snowboarding equipment can be rented for an added fee of $295 per person.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this group adventure, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 6:1, while the maximum number of participants is 12.
      • This tour can run with just one participant.

    Powder Highway skiing adventure in British Columbia can be arranged for private and for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors older than 15 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Calgary, the starting point of the tour, most people fly into Calgary International Airport. We recommend arriving in Calgary at least one day before the tour (if arriving from a distant location) so that you can get enough rest before the adventure begins.

    You will meet your guide and fellow skiers at Marriott Downtown Hotel’s comfortable lobby in Calgary at 2pm, followed by a transfer to your first destination. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off either at the airport or your hotel in Calgary at 2pm.

  • It is highly recommended that all participants be covered with internationally-recognized medical and rescue insurance. That way, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    We also strongly recommend that all participants cover their bases with travel insurance that will cover canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.
    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Deposits

    You can secure one of the set dates with a 30% deposit upon booking. The remaining 70% of the trip price is to be paid 90 days prior to departure, at the latest.

    Cancellations

    Booking fees are non-refundable in all cases. During checkout, however, you can choose one of 57hours’ flexibility options:

    Basic

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 70% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 30-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Super Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 30 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
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