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11-Day British Columbia Ski Tour - Reviews

Fantastic!

Anniek
04/05/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Month:
    December
I never thought I could improve so fast in off piste and tree skiing!! Great trip, perfect locations and a lot of fun!

"The Powder Highway"

Gail Dempsey
04/05/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January
How lucky am I to have found 'The Powder Highway' with Fresh Adventures! Best skiing holiday I've ever had. Fabulous challenging tree skiing in fluffy powder. Not what this Aussie is used to. Following Alex like a 'duckling' with her mum (dad)! Alex definitely made the trip. He's so enthusiastic, fun and had us completely organised. This trip is a must!

Powder Highway 11 Day Trip

Paul Kearney
04/05/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
I recently returned from a BC powder highway tour with Fresh adventures. Led by Alex , whose meticulous preparation and attention to detail ensured we were treated to the very best on and off the slopes . The beauty of the 11 day tour is you get to experience 4 very different ski resort terrains , as well as taking in some of Canada's most breathtaking scenery. Add to that some amazing culinary delights , comfortable accommodation , natural hot springs visits , and a wonderful eclectic tour group , it's hard not be full of praise for Alex and his tour operation . If you are a skiing / boarding enthusiast , i wouldn't hesitate to recommend this for your next holiday

Epic Snowboard Trip

Leon Fallon
04/05/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
Fantastic week of snowboarding/skiing and eating beautiful food with Fresh Adventures!! All thanks to Alex, our local, brilliant and fearless guide. We had some epic snow and ate at great cafes and restaurants all week. B.C. is stunningly beautiful. A very well organised and thought out tour. Plenty of laughs were shared from our eclectic and very international group. Throw in some natural hot springs that Alex took us to and we had a brilliant time!! Thanks again Alex and Fresh Adventures. I highly recommend the experience.

11 Day Snowboarding Tour

Hatzikiriakidis
04/05/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January
I just came back from a winter tour led by Alex and I can confidently say that he made it the trip of a lifetime. Alex knew all the best runs to ski/board where we would find amazing powder to go through. Alex was even kind enough to give me a few quick snowboarding tips which really helped me out. Alex took us to some amazing restaurants that served some amazing food and knew the best cafes to go to for top quality coffee.
It was really nice to go on a trip and not have to worry about what time we needed to get up or what time we needed to leave location X to arrive at location Y as Alex had everything perfectly planned out.

Going on this tour, I didn't feel like just another customer at all, I felt like family and couldn't help feel a little sad when it was time for the tour to come to an end. I'll definitely be returning next year.

Powder Highway 11 Day Tour

Nicola MacLachlan
04/05/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    New Zealand
  • Month:
    February
We have just returned from the 11 day Powder Highway tour, which was awesome. A very well organized tour, with epic skiing, good comfortable accommodation, and awesome food which Alex our guide had obviously put considerable research into. If you haven't skied this part of the world before this tour is a must do, so much easier than driving yourself, and you don't have to think or worry about accommodation, restaurants, road conditions etc. Alex takes you to the best that each mountain has to offer, rather than taking days to find it for yourself. This tour is brilliant for anyone from a strong intermediate through to advanced skiers or boarders.

Off Piste adventure

James Docking
15/03/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    NZ
  • Month:
    March
Truly a great fun road trip. We were blessed with the conditions ranging from fresh powder at Whitewater to blue sky spring conditions at Red. The new team of Margot and Evelin did a tremendous job guiding us to the quiet spots on the mountain and certainly stretched my abilities. Our group was a good mix from around the world and were fun to travel with. A strongly recommended roady for advanced NZ and Aussie skiers wanting off piste Canadian experience.

Ski the Powder Highway

Chris
13/03/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Month:
    February
Hi Team,
The other guests were fun and food was amazing while the skiing was disappointing. Booked via Powderhounds to ski the PowderHighway with operator FreshAdventure (slogan: off the beaten path / guide in torn clothes, not very representative) so expected some powder skiing. However all we skied were completely trashed and tracked hillsides within resorts, no powder at all. I could have bought a resort pass and taken a resort map myself or just stay in any resort anywhere in the world, no need for a guide. It said the trip is for intermediate to advanced skiers but we had several people being the first time off-piste or didn't want to ski off-piste at all limiting options. I went again a few weeks later to the same region with a mountain guide and we did leave the resort boundaries and did ski amazing powder (sometimes by cat sometimes a few minutes walk). To me the tour description and execution don't match up. My suggestion is to either adjust the description or move from ski guide to mountain guide as operator so resort boundaries can be left. Spending 2 days per resort without option to leave it and expect fresh powder for skiing is a very small chance.
Kind regards
Chris

Response from Alex:
"Thanks so much for your feedback Chris. It is always really helpful to hear from our guests as we continuously work to make our tours better. As much as we try, it is always hard to make sure that every single guest has the experience of a lifetime on our tours. You are totally right- we strive to help visitors step off the beaten path into areas that would have been hard to access or learn about on their own. And yes, you could have bought a resort pass and map and explored on your own. We are here to make it easier for people to arrive and be able to ski the locals' favourite and secret runs on each mountain, soak in hidden hot springs and get from town to town along the notoriously difficult Powder Highway. Unfortunately during your tour my jacket was damaged. Guiding is very hard on equipment (carrying other guests' skis, loading the ski box, inspecting the van, connecting the trailer and skiing hard everyday). I am happy to say that I have replaced my jacket with a great new one!

We welcome skiers and boarders of all skill levels, and it is not easy to create a great group dynamic, although it almost always works exceptionally for us. Our goal is to help intermediate, advanced and expert skiers progress and ski in terrain they may not have been able to without help. It is not uncommon for us to help people go from skiing blue groomed runs to double black off-piste runs during our 11 day tour. Seeing a group work well together and helping each guest perform at their best is what we live for.

You are an exceptionally good skier and it seems that you are used to skiing in the back country. We try to be very clear that this is not a back country tour and that we ski in bounds at each resort (generally the snow is amazing, but compared to the back country there are more tracks and of course the experience is different). We are happy to connect our guests with local back country guides, as well as heli and cat operators to make sure that those who wish get their share of untracked back country powder. (Booking these in advance ensures they are available). We will be taking a look at our marketing and continuing to ensure that everything is accurate. (Thank you for the suggestions). We always strive to under promise and over deliver to make sure that our guests have a great experience.

I am happy to hear that you had a great time on your back country ski trip. It was really nice spending the week with you and I would love to hear from you in the future."

Fresh Adventures

Trudi and Darryl Hammond
09/03/2018
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
An amazing trip with a fabulous guide and 10 other wonderful new friends that made the trip fantastic. We were able to access four new mountains that would have been difficult to reach on our own and wasted time. As it was Alex kept up a cracking pace to ensure we were making the most of our time on mountain, driven comfortably to the next, took in three natural hot springs to revive aching muscles, experienced ferry rides with breathtaking scenery, dined locally in delicious restaurants, celebrated birthdays in style and had a really great time. We achieved our personal goals in relation to skiing powder/moguls improving our skills and attempting feats that we would not have attempted on our own. We did discover that our 14 year old son of intermediate - advance ability could have joined us as we were there to supervise him. He was so disappointed to have missed out on our EPIC skiing! That just means we will just have to go again and bring him too. Thank you Alex for the trip of a lifetime.

Fresh Adventures Tour - Powder Highway 11 day

Hayden Cekanauskas
08/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
Unreal tour, Alex Ross did a fantastic job of finding great accommodation, a vast variety of delicious dining, fun and interesting local activities and sightseeing locations. Alex also made the tour so easy with all transportation and resort passes pre organised. His knowledge of the selected resort terrains was impressive and created an awesome riding experience. Whether you're a intermediate or advanced rider I'd highly recommend the fresh adventures powder highway tour if you're looking for a great way to explore cultural Canada at it's finest without huge crowds! Thanks a bunch yeww!
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