Here’s something different!
Here’s a company in Canada has got you covered with a once in a lifetime guided ski tour in British Columbia and you’ll be wanting to go back for more! Fresh Adventures provides 9 days and 11 day guided ski tours with a professional guide who will show you all the best spots on the mountain so that you can go straight to the secret stashes on every skiing day.
How Does It All Work Then?
Here is a sample itinerary for the 9-day tour, 6 of which are skiing days. Starting your tour in Kelowna and then travelling a couple of hours north to Revelstoke, where you’ll experience world-class snow, massive terrain, unparalleled vertical, tree skiing and untouched powder! Check into your hotel and then go into town for dinner, either as a group, or you can do your own thing. Your guide knows all the best restaurants and après ski bars.
What Skill Levels Are There At Revelstoke?
Good question. All of the mountains that you will ski are approximately 20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 30% advanced, and 20% expert. Lessons are available at every mountain, and so are rentals. On the next day in Revelstoke you have breakfast and then head up the mountain for a day’s skiing on chutes, rolling tree lines, pillow lines, and headwalls. Then back down for dinner with the group or on your own. After that, you can take the ferry across the lake and soak in 104oF hot springs.
The following day you ski Revelstoke again.
Day 4 you head to Kicking Horse with its’ fantastic 360o view. Kicking Horse has plenty of beginner terrain, but is also well known for steep tree runs, chutes, and pillowy bowls. You can run top to bottom, or you can stay at the top using the “Stairway to Heaven” chair.
Day 5 you ski Kicking Horse again with the great runs in “Whitewall” if you are feeling brave, or you can laze in Eagle’s Eye Lodge enjoying a spectacular view and equally spectacular wine. Get in some après at the locals favourite – Whitetooth.
Day 6 and you are heading to Lussier Hot Springs in the “Valley of a Thousand Peaks” where you can enjoy a soak before heading West to Kootenay Pass, after which it’s the descent into Nelson. Here, although the town is relatively small, it has around 80 bars and restaurants, and lots of shops and cafes.
Day 7 it’s up to Whitewater for some steep tree skiing or plenty of groomed choices. The lodge food up here is so good that it has been voted best in the world – they even have their own cookbook. Later on, you can wallow in the grotto at Ainsworth Hot Springs.
Day 8 and it’s up to Whitewater again for skiing under the mighty Ymir Peak. The sun always shines on the patio at the bottom where you can relax with an ice-cold beer and watch the locals on the steepest slopes. Mike’s Place is where the locals hang out, but there is also Cantina for some Mexican food.
Day 9 is “relax and departure” day. Rest your legs after all that hard work, or wander around the shops and bars in Nelson. You can catch a bus to Vancouver, Kelowna, or Calgary, or take a shuttle to one of the two local airports. Also during your trip there are heaps of optional activities available such as dogsledding, snowshoeing, heli-skiing, cat skiing, spas, scenic flights.
Let your Ski Guide at Fresh Adventures know just what you are looking for on your tour and they will make your trip to Canada an amazing journey that will keep you coming back for MORE!!