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USD 2,370

3 Resorts PLUS Cat Skiing PLUS Snowmobile

Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Semi-Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin-share accommodation
Base/invoice currency is USD inc tax
* display price may vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
USD 2,370
Ride Shames Mountain, Hudson Bay Mountain and Powder King Resorts with a day of cat skiing/boarding and a half day of snowmobiling. Fully hosted, including 6 nights accommodation, lift tickets and transport with a private van and driver. Join one of the fixed date tours or CUSTOMISE for your own private group.
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7 Day Northern Winter Tour Overview

Leave all the big resorts and the crowds in southern BC and Alberta behind and head for the hills in northern BC where you will find deep-dry-cold-smoke and very few people!

This tour takes in northern BC's hidden gems; Hudson Bay (near Smithers), Powder King (near nowhere) & Shames Mountain (near Terrace) PLUS an epic day of snowcat skiing with Skeena Cat Skiing and a half-day of snow mobiling.

This package includes a dedicated host & driver for the duration of the tour, accommodation (with breakfast), lift tickets  and a day of snow cat skiing plus a half-day of snow mobiling (including guiding). And whilst these tours are predominantly un-guided (apart from the cat skiing & snow mobiling which are fully guided), you have the option to spend some time with one of the local riders at each of the ski areas to get the lay-of-the-land and maybe they will even show you a couple of their hidden stashes. Meals can be added on to the package or you are free to do your own thing.

The destinations visited in this region are quite spread out making a hosted road trip the ideal way to experience them; ski during the day and then relax in the evenings/mornings and let someone else drive you around.

If you are heading to Northern Escape Heliskiing in Terrace, this tour could also be the perfect way to warm-up the legs.

Ability & GroupYou can join one of the fixed tour dates as a solo or small group or request a custom trip for your own private group and requires a minimum of 3 to run with a maximum of 10 and suitable for strong intermediates through to expert skiers & boarders.

Sample Itinerary - 7 Day Northern Winter Tour

This sample itinerary is totally flexible and available from November through April each year subject to snow conditions!

The itinerary starts at Terrace Airport (YXT) & ends at Prince George Airport (YXS).

Arrival Day (Meet & greet at Prince George Airport & travel to Powder King)
Fly into Terrace where you will be picked up by your host and taken to Skeena River House, a gorgeous Bed and Breakfast owned by two very friendly and gracious hosts, Kim and Brad. If anyone knows the mountains surrounding Terrace better than Brad, I would love to meet them! Both Brad and Kim are nuts about playing around on mountains and have some incredible stories to share.

Food is very (very) important to Adventure Camp. After booking you will be contacted to collaborate on a menu. Northern BC is famous for wild-caught salmon and haddock, and we choose organic meat and vegetables. Dinner is cooked in-house, family style, so you can help out or just relax, get to know the group and get stoked for the adventure to come!

Day 2 (Ski/Ride Shames Mountain) 

After a home cooked breakfast of eggs, fruit and Kim’s famous blueberry pancakes, you are shuttled just 20 minutes to Shames Mountain, famous for massive dumps of snow – 475 inches annually, making it one of the deepest, most consistent snow packs in North America. Your host will orient you and introduce you to the local rider who will spend the rest of the day showing you their favourite and secret locations on the hill. Lunch is taken on the hill, and that night you will stay back at the Skeena River House to cook and eat as a group, reminiscing about the day’s adventure.

Day 3  (Ski/Ride Skeena Cat Skiing then Drive to Smithers)
6am breakfast today before the group sets out on the 90 minute drive to Skeena Cat Skiing. Prepare yourself for an extreme day of backcountry skiing and boarding, without any of that pesky uphill exertion! It goes like this: You ride into some big terrain in a passenger cat. Get dropped off at the top of a line. Ride down, shedding all the way. Get picked up at the bottom. With that powder now destroyed, you venture off to find fresh slopes. And you get to do this an average of 11 times! Lunch is provided, brown paper bag style and is eaten in the cat whenever we are heading up for more runs.

After the powder massacre, the group is driven 45 minutes to Smithers to the Stork Nest Inn or Driftwood Lodge for another family-style dinner and a well-deserved sleep.

Day 4 (Ski/Ride Hudson Bay Resort & Drive to Smithers)
Enjoy your full cooked breakfast of eggs, sausage, ham, fruit, toast, pancakes, tea and coffee before the group is driven the 20 minutes up to Hudson Bay Mountain Resort. Named as one of North America’s best secret ski towns by National Geographic, you’ll always find fresh tracks and rarely a line-up. You will meet your local rider for the day and visit their favourite locations on the mountain. The locals are super friendly and often spend their summers cutting their own runs on the mountain, so it definitely pays to ride with someone who knows the terrain. Lunch is taken on the mountain. You can ski until the lifts close or until you drop; whichever comes first. After a quick shower and change, the group will hit Main St in Smithers. There are almost more bars and restaurants than there are people in Smithers, and there is a wide range to choose from – Japanese, Greek, Mexican, steak, pub food – so relax and enjoy this beautiful Alpine-themed town before tumbling into bed back at your hotel.

Day 5 (Half Day Snowmobile & Drive to Powder King Resort)
Wake up early for a big day! After breakfast, you will be driven 10 minutes across town to Harvey Mountain Adventures. You will meet Dustin,  your snowmobile guide for the morning. You don’t need to be an experienced snowmobile driver to to join this tour, Dustin is a certified snowmobile instructor and has the knowledge and gear to keep you safe while having a total blast! The backcountry around Smithers is truly breathtaking, and the snow is deep, dry and plentiful. After this trip, you may never want to leave.

After around 3 hours, the group will return to Smithers to hit the road to Powder King Resort. Why not snooze. That’s what I would do if I wasn’t driving! Dinner is up to you. The group can stop en-route, pick up some pizza to munch on the way, or wait till you get to Powder King to eat at the restaurant on the Resort.

Accommodation and eateries are all at the foot of the chairlift at Powder King, so once you arrive, it feels like nothing else on Earth exists. It’s Heaven.

Day 6 (Ski/Ride Powder King & Party at the Local Bar)
Having arrived at Powder King in the dark last night, wake up this morning to see the mountains for the first time. And it’s spectacular. Take a breakfast sandwich, hash browns and coffee at the cafe, then you meet your local rider to show you the secret powder stashes on the mountain. With 5,500 acres of terrain and 27 runs, there are glades for days, and huge dumps of light fluffy snow is the icing on top. Lunch is taken in the cafe and you can ski and board till dark (or until we can’t stand anymore).

The staff at Powder King live on the mountain during the season, so the bar and restaurant will be full of your new friends by the end of the day. Enjoy your night and walk to your room when you are ready to sleep.

Day 7 (Ski/Ride Powder King & Drive to Prince George Airport for Departure)

Sadly, this is your last day on the snow. Get up early to revisit your favourite runs from yesterday, or discover something new. Depending on the time of your flights, you will have to pack up and say goodbye to all the locals. The group will get on the road and arrive at Prince George airport in around 2 hours for your flight home. We will miss you….until next time!

Dates, Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

SeasonNovember to late April (subject to snow conditions)

2019 Rates
USD$2,370 per person

  • base/invoice currency is US Dollars
  • based on twin-share accommodation
  • price shown include tax
  • min 3 guests required to run a tour (max 10)
  • Group booking discounts:
    • 3 people = 10%
    • 4 people = 15%
    • 5 or more = 17%
  • 6 nights accommodation & daily breakfast
  • Lift tickets for each ski area + a day of cat skiing + half day snowmobile tour
  • Transport in a private van with driver/host
  • Hosting throughout the duration of the tour
  • Local rider at each resort to show you around
  • Daily meals (lunch & dinner) by in-house chef (USD$50/day)
  • Private room upgrade - USD$60/night
  • Ski rentals - USD$45/day
  • Snowboard rentals - USD$35/day
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Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Full Payment
Deposit is 50% of the trip cost
The remaining balance is due one month before trip departure
Credit card payments may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

Cancellation Policy
30% cancellation fee for cancellations made more then 3 months before the start of your trip
50% cancellation fee for cancellations made between 1-3 months before trip departure
No refund for any cancellations made less than one month before trip departure

Cancellation by Operator
Adventure Camp Tourism reserves the right to cancel any program due to weather or route conditions. If a tour is canceled before commencing, due to weather or route conditions, then a full refund will be given; however, Adventure Camp Tourism is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).

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