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THE ULTIMATE GUIDED WINTER ROAD TRIP
6 Nights | 5 Riding | 4 Resorts
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USD 2,044
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Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Experience the “Powder Highway”. For 7 days you will visit 4 of the best resorts along this epic snow belt. Where words like "knee deep" and "face shots" are thrown around on the daily. Perfect for experiencing the best snow, at the best resorts, in a short amount of time at an unbeatable price!
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Inclusions
  • 6 nights twin share accommodation (3 & 4 star properties)
  • 5 breakfasts (combo of hot buffet & continental) & 1 group dinner
  • 5 days for lifts tickets
  • 5 days of in-resort guiding/hosting (& coaching if wanted) max 5:1 ratio
  • Private transport in 14 seat luxury bus inc airport pickup/drop-off & more....
Add-ons
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) CAD $599
  • Ski or snowboard rentals (single days or full tour)
  • Lessons available (group or individual)
  • Discount lift tickets for free days if you choose to ski on those days
  • Additional photographs / printing
Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Semi-Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
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Jan 27 - Feb 02, 2019
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Feb 08 - Feb 14, 2019
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Mar 19 - Mar 25, 2019
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7-Day Powder Highway EPIC Tour

Join Mountain Movements for their 7-day “Powder Highway” Epic Tour where ripping down the slopes is the main focus; riding the best lines, on the best snow, at the best resorts. Along the way they take you to sample some of the best craft beer the Rockies has to offer, stopping at natural hotsprings to rest tired legs and take in the surrounding beauty of the Rockies. Your day with MM doesn’t finish when you leave the ski hill, they will also take you to the best each town has to offer, engaging with locals and like minded travellers; making for a truly unique experience.

Mountain Movements are out to show people that your ultimate trip is one email/call away. Their mission statement is simple, “Do it right”. Combining decades of guiding and tourism experience they have created tours that are not only affordable, but come with service beyond the expected. They have tailor made each of their tours in such a way that the skiing/snowboarding at the end of the day just feels like an amazing bonus to a perfect tour. Taking the worry of travel, weather, equipment and reservations out of the mind. Sit back and relax in their 14 seater Mercedes with the only thing you will need to worry about being, “What drink do I want on arrival?”

Who can join this tour?

Solo travellers, couples, small groups


The great thing about how Mountain Movements have designed their tours, is that anyone can join. You might be a solo traveller looking for people to ride with. You might be a couple or small group who want to join a larger group, meaning when you hit the slopes no one is holding you back resulting in maximum enjoyment. Maybe one member of a couple doesn’t really ski/board but still want to join, MM have it covered with other optional activities and sightseeing options.

You can even be a private group and book the whole tour out, with a minimum of 10 people required for set date tours. A maximum of 14 guests per tour.

Custom tours may also be booked for groups as small as 4, with differing prices and dates to suit. Enquire here for a custom private group tour

What ability do I need to be? All tours with Mountain Movements are best suited for Intermediate, Advanced and Expert riders. However our tour style also caters for complete beginners as all resorts visited provide lessons for beginners.

All tours are designed to be able to push yourself, with rider progression assisted with the increase in resort difficulty along the way. Some couching tips can be provided along the way from our guides/snow hosts. Remember we want you to push yourself and maybe even dive into the more difficult riding available in North America. We have had first time riders tackling black diamonds only a couple of days into their riding!

What ski resorts will we visit? Mountain Movements first take you to the lesser known Castle Mountain Resort (if the conditions are favorable otherwise it will be on to Fernie). With amazing groomed runs, underrated tree skiing and the best fall line in the business, no matter where you ride on this hill you will always end up back at the base making it the perfect start and great warm up for Fernie Alpine Resort. Famous for its 5 alpine bowls and exceptional beginners area makes it a winter playground for all abilities.

After an epic day of riding at Fernie, you are taken to Nelson. A beautiful town, home to amazing amazing food and some of the best snow conditions in the industry can be found here, with Whitewater averaging over 40ft of dry powder! After your 3rd day of riding, your next day is spent relaxing while driving to Revelstoke. Along the way you stop at Hayclon Hotsprings to benefit from the natural healing waters of some of BCs best natural hot springs.

Your next 2 days are spent witnessing the epicness of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Home to North America’s largest vertical of 1713m, there is no shortage of big time riders here. Here you are given 1 day of riding allowing for a 2nd day to choose your adventure; whether it be another resort day, some heli-skiing or snow mobiling.

After 2 leg burning days in Revy you head over Rogers Pass to the Golden. Home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, where there is no shortage of steeeeep chutes and champagne powder. The only thing more impressive than the riding here, are the epic 360 degree views at the top.

What type of terrain will we be skiing/riding?All terrain explored on this tour is within resort boundaries. This is a mixture of on and off-piste. Red Mountain has the most beginner terrain available whilst Revelstoke is one of the most challenging resorts in North America.

Who are the staff & what services will they provide? The tour is hosted for the entirety of the journey. The tour is a max of 14 people, with 2-3 guides/hosts. This does not include local guides/hosts at each resort, who are local rippers who can help to guide you on and off the mountains.

Guide duties include the following:
  • Driving you around from Resort to accommodations etc
  • Guiding you on and off the resort. A combo of our guides and local mountain hosts show you the parts you want to ride making sure you never miss out.
  • Photographer….One of our guides is also a professional photography, ensuring you get the best shots.
  • Guiding/hosting is not just limited to skiing/boarding. It starts at breakfast and goes into the night. Remember we take you to the best hotsprings and breweries along the way. 

All guides/hosts required for the tour are with you the whole time, helping to lead the charge either on the hill, in the apres lounge, or even later in town. Remember we want you to feel like a local wherever you go, riding the best lines, eating the best food and doing all of this with the best people.

You can choose to ski/board with your guide/host and the rest of the group or by yourself at any time.

Accommodation

All accommodations are hotels with 3-4 star ratings. The base rate for this tour is twin-share. Private room upgrades are available.

For larger groups of friends, multiple couple etc. it can be arranged to have larger 2 bedroom suites at some locations.

NB: The accommodations listed below are subject to availability. If in the unlikely event they are not available, another hotel will be booked of similar quality and recommendation.

Fernie, BC - Park Place Lodge (3 stars)

  • 1 Night
  • Queen and King size beds with Free Wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Hot-tubs, pool, fitness centre and Spa
  • 5 minute walk to downtown Fernie

Nelson, BC - Nelson Prestige Lakeside Resort (4 stars)

  • 2 Nights
  • 5 minute walk from downtown Nelson, on the shores of Lake Kootenay
  • Queen and King size beds with free Wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Hot-tub, pool, spa/salon, fitness room and a Wine Bar.

Revelstoke, BC - Valley Retreat BnB (3/4 Stars)

  • 2 nights
  • Stunning Private Bed and Breakfast just below the ski hill
  • 10 minute drive to downtown bars and restaurants.
  • Twin and King size beds with free Wifi, TV and private ensuite.
  • Outdoor tot tub
  • Local Chef cooking amazing local 3 course dinner including drinks. An experience usually only reserved for Heli Lodges etc.

Kicking Horse/Golden, BC - Prestige Golden

  • 1 Night
  • Queen and King size beds with free Wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Sauna/Steam Room and HotTub

Itinerary

The tour officially starts & ends in Calgary (pick-up is from Airport or Hotel).

Pick-up/drop-off can also be arranged in Banff/Canmore.

Day 1 (Arrival Day/Ride Castle or Fernie)
Depart Calgary early as MM aims to have you at Castle Mountain Resort, BC around 10-11 am or Fernie depending on where the best conditions are. This is to make sure you make the most out of your first day hitting the slopes. Castle is a lesser known resort which means virtually no people to contend with. Home to dry powder, amazing fall line and small town hospitality; Castle will leave you wanting more. Depart for Fernie, where you will be staying the night and riding the next day. Downtown accommodations ensure the best local options for food and drinks.

Day 2 (Ride Fernie/Drive to Nelson)
Today is a great opportunity to really build your confidence up. Fernie ranges from amazing beginner runs to epic alpine bowls. When your legs have had enough, you say bye to Fernie and drive to Nelson, BC. This beautiful town is home to amazing food, culture and a very under-rated resort. Upon arrival you set up shop at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. The drive is just under 4hrs, but don’t worry; the bus we are taking you in is extremely comfortable.

Day 3 (Ride Whitewater)
Today is all about indulgence. First, after a hearty cooked breakfast at your hotel, you experience Whitewater. This small little ski resort is anything but, if size was determined by its snow fall. It averages over 40ft of snow a year! The runs here are shorter, but that just means you get to do more of them. Amazing snow and some of the best natural features a ski hill has to offer. The food at the resort is also world class, with Whitewater Café even having its own bestselling cook book. Back in Nelson after some shower and hot tub action, MM takes you into town to experience the amazing food this cute little town has to offer. Join MM for dinner or explore by yourself. One suggestion is Cantina, for tacos and margaritas. Backroads and Torchlights are 2 of the local breweries MM will show you.

Day 4 (Rest Day/Drive to Revelstoke)
After a sleep in, explore this beautiful little town before departing for Revelstoke around lunch. Along the way you stop at Halcyon Hotsprings. A good chance to rest your legs in the healing waters of BC. Enjoy this scenic drive through the mountains before arriving in Revelstoke. We stay here for 2 nights. You will need your rest for tomorrow. This place is huge and fast becoming the adventure capital of Canada.

Day 5 (Ride Revelstoke)
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is on the menu today. This place has to be seen to be believed. The biggest vertical in North America (1713m), 3121 acres (only 7% beginner sorry, but you are ready!), 4 alpine bowls and 15.2km run. This place is fast getting a reputation as a dream destination. On powder days you will see locals lining up at 7am to get first tracks, while cooking their breakfast in line over camp stoves. When you see this happening, you know it must be good. The terrain is hard to beat, giving you runs that would compete with most available at Cat-Skiing operations. Let one of our local snow hosts show you those secret stashes of snow or give you the tips you need to conquer this bohemoth. When you can't ride no more, Apres drinks are a must at the Village Idiot in town, giving you a chance to socialise with locals or maybe even bump into some pros that are filming in the region.

Day 6 (Ride Revelstoke/ Drive to Golden)
Today is a you day. You can join us for another resort day, go heliskiing, snowmobiling or just relax and take advantage of the hot tub and towns local attractions. Just whatever you decide, make sure it’s good as we will be departing for Golden/Kicking Horse early evening. On arrival you will settle into your accommodations before heading out for our final dinner. Whitetooth bistro is a great choice.

Day 7 Daparture Day (Ride Kicking Horse/ Drive to Calgary)
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The champagne powder capital of Canada. Steep and Deep, the perfect way to finish a powder safari! If you can stop skiing or snowboarding long enough, you can enjoy lunch in the highest restaurant in the country. The views will not disappoint. A maple bacon caesar is the perfect way to finish up the trip. We head back to Calgary with stops at Banff/Canmore if required.

The tour is over but the journey may go on. If you want to stay in the Banff area longer MM can help sort out accommodations and lift passes etc. Even maybe a guide for the next couple of days if possible!

You can even join a weekend catskiing package at Castle Mountain. Whatever your plans, Mountain Movements are more than happy to help you out.

Mountain Movements......Where you didn't just tour it.....You Lived It!

2019 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates
CAD $2,690
Inclusions
  • 6 nights twin share accommodation (3 & 4 star properties)
  • 5 breakfasts (combo of hot buffet & continental) & 1 group dinner
  • 5 days for lifts tickets
  • 5 days of in-resort guiding/hosting (& coaching if wanted) max 5:1 ratio
  • Private transport in 14 seat luxury bus inc airport pickup/drop-off & more....
  • Curling - A fun night of curling and beers
  • Local's recommendations of restaurants and bars (& some discounts)
  • Brewery/Distillery Tours- free tastings at local breweries along the way
  • Hotsprings - free entry to Hotsprings (Ainsworth or Halcyon)
  • Professional solo picture of each skier/rider in the group out skiing/shredding the slopes
Optional Extras
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) CAD $599
  • Ski or snowboard rentals (single days or full tour)
  • Lessons available (group or individual)
  • Discount lift tickets for free days if you choose to ski on those days
  • Additional photographs / printing
  • Tour options on free days: cat skiing, heli skiing, snow mobiling, fat biking etc
Not Included

Mountain Movements Terms & Conditions

Payments

  • A non-refundable 20% deposit of tour cost is required within 24 hrs of booking to secure your seat.
  • The balance can be divided into 2 payments:
    • A further 30% of tour cost 2 months before departure.
    • The final 50% must be paid no later than 14 days prior to departure. 
  • Payments can be made as follows:
    • Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
    • Direct deposit sent to Canadian or Australian bank account. 

Cancellations

  • All cancellations made less than 1 month prior to departure are non-refundable.
  • Cancellations made before the 1 month deadline are entitled to 80% of the tour cost.
  • The 20% deposit is non-refundable after time of booking.

Tour Cancellation and Modifications

  • Mountain Movements Inc. reserves the right to cancel, modify or alter all or any part of its services when necessary or advisable. Should this occur, Mountain Movements Inc. agrees to provide the best alternative available. Every effort will be made to adhere to the specifics shown herein; however, circumstances may necessitate alteration, including the occasional accommodation change from properties listed. Hence, all fares, schedules, itineraries, hours of arrival and departure, air schedules and special programs are subject to change without notice at any time.
  • If the minimum occupancy of the tour (8pax) is not achieved additional transport costs may occur. This is all discussed prior to tour departure. Tour cancellation may also occur.