Powder Highway is more than just a ski trip. It is an unforgettable experience that will remain a beautiful memory long after returning home!
Canada has a special reputation amongst the skiing lovers. At first sight, an elusive, difficult and perhaps too distant country is one of the best ski destinations in the world. No wonder that it finds itself on many peoples’ wish list. Luckily, the above allegations are not true! Canada is very affordable, accessible, and suitable for all types of skiers. The Rocky Mountains in British Columbia are an ideal playground for all lovers of fresh snow.
Home of Olympic and World Cup ski venues. Ski resorts that look small at first but have a drop of more than 1000m altitude. The endless possibilities of skiing off-piste, which unlike Europe, is regarded as an official part of the managed ski area!
Powder Highway brings together the best destinations offered by BC: Calgary, Fernie, Panorama, Kicking Horse and anything in between. However, the thrill does not end after we’re done on the ski slopes. Canada is also known for other lifestyle qualities. Burgers in any way you can imagine, local craft beer, bacon & eggs for breakfast, amazing steaks, and fun on St. Patrick’s Day!
Day 1: Arrival to Calgary and Shuttle to Fernie
Landing in Calgary and a pleasant drive to our first stop – Fernie. We will move into our rooms, followed by an entertaining social evening and a taste of the classic Canadian cuisine.
Day 2: Skiing in Fernie
Introduction to the ski area and ski resort. Skiing in Fernie and first contact with the proper Canadian “Powder”. Introductory ski tips and refinement techniques.
Day 3: Off Piste Day
Discovering lines outside the boundaries for those who wish to do so. Workshop: Basics of freeride skiing, basic safety guidelines for powdery snow and avalanche equipment presentation. Towards the evening departure to Panorama, 120miles drive away.
Day 4: Panorama Mountain Resort
Panorama used to be a traditional Ski World Cup venue. We start off by getting to know the terrain and prepare for the pleasures that await us: Heli-skiing.
Day 5: Heli-Skiing Day
Guided by an experienced Canadian guide and suitable for all. Heli-skiing is a unique experience that you’ll definitely remember. In the evening, we will arrive to Kicking Horse, settle in and go party for St. Patrick’s Day.
Day 6: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – varied choice of safe off-piste routes.
Day 7: Free Day for either Kicking Horse Resort, Lake Louise or Sunshine Village
Take a day off, go sightseeing or skiing – as desired. In the afternoon, we will drive to Calgary, hike along 17th Avenue and do a mandatory stop in a steakhouse. Overnight in a hotel in the city center.
Day 8: Shopping and departure day
Shopping and shuttle to the airport.
|Trip Dates||10 – 17 March 2019||24 – 31 March 2019|
|Arrival/Departure Location||Calgary, Canada|
|Included||Calgary airport return shuttle
Double or twin room accommodation
4 days ski pass
1 day Heli ski
Expert English speaking guides with extensive local knowledge, who go above and beyond to cater to your every need
|Mountain safety workshop
Group size that doesn’t exceed 14 guests on a scheduled departure
Complete support every mile of the way to enjoy your vacation at your own pace
|Not Included||Airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
Ski or snowboard equipment rental – we do offer gear rental options (inquire online and book in advance)
Food and drinks
|Travel and activity insurance
Tips in Canada are mandatory and not included in the price
Other optional activities (bobsleigh, extra day skiing)
Departure Time: Please arrive by 12:00 noon for a prompt departure at 1:00 PM
Return Time: Approximately 12:00 noon
What to wear: Comfortable ski clothing, mountain safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel) and sunscreen
How about gear: As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.
Will I have to carry my own luggage? You will never have to worry about your bags during the trip. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
About Bike Hike Tours
Next-generation personal travel service: They are no newbies when it comes to the adventure travel business! They have been running a successful DMC agency Label in Europe / Slovenia since 2004 which was among the first on the market selling innovative outdoor sports travel products in Slovenia. They are a stable company with a vast network of experienced guides, enthusiastic & reliable staff, operating with large global agencies ever since.
Bike Hike Tours was set up in New York City in May 2017, as a bridge for their Europe-based outdoor sports company. Their goal is to develop the “Next-generation Personal Travel Service”. This means personalized online travel service, with an easy booking process that has a built-in intelligence, thus guaranteeing the best match of activities, professional guides and difficulty levels (senior | beginner | family).
Why TOV lover Bike Hike Tours
Locally crafted tours: Discover unique destinations “off the beaten track”. Their carefully designed tours will make you SEE & FEEL the destination like a local.
Safe and Sound: +10 years of experiences of offering secure bookings and making visitors feel safe once on trails.
Experienced Guides: Licensed professional guides with plenty of experience and local knowledge.
Volunteering: Their team volunteers for over 10 years in building, cleaning and repairing trails in Slovenia, Italy and Austria
What they deliver is a complete holiday experience in boutique destinations all around the world, discovering unique, hidden gems with local guides in groups of only 4-8 people, state of the art sports equipment and a reliable network of premium, annually vetted partners and suppliers.
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