Fresh Adventures

Overall Rating

Fresh Adventures

Fresh Adventures5.0/546
Fresh Adventures5.0 out of 5 based on 46 reviews

Fresh Adventures

Overall Rating

Fresh Adventures5.0/546
Fresh Adventures5.0 out of 5 based on 46 reviews

Fresh Adventures

Fresh Adventures can show you the best of the renowned Powder Highway in British Columbia Canada.

The Fresh Adventures guides know the mountains on these Powder Highway ski safaris like "the back of their hands" and they are keen to show you the best runs and secret stashes. With their guides you get to ski the stuff that the locals ski and they can help you perform at your best.

Fresh Adventures Tours

Fresh Adventures Terms & Conditions

Payments

  • $500 per person non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.
  • Full payment is required 30 days before departure date.
  • Payments can be made online or by phone with Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Cancellations by you

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days before departure date are refundable minus the deposit per person.
  • Cancellations less than 30 days before departure date are non-refundable.
Cancellation by Fresh Adventures
  •  Fresh Adventures reserves the right to cancel a tour based on weather, road or snow conditions as well as tour participation.
  • They will refund any one in full on a tour that they have to cancel, but take no responsibility for any outside expenses, such as airfare, insurance etc.
  • Fresh Adventures recommends full trip cancellation/ travel medical insurance prior to booking

Powder Tour

James01/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February

Powder Tour

James01/04/2019
I went on the powder tour with fresh adventures in late February. Their professional guide, Margot, provided us with great opportunities to ski runs that challenged each level of skier. Excellent hotels, places to dine, beautiful scenery and wonderful skiing. Also, a tour guide that has a passion for her profession and a warm personality that made each day a new “fresh adventure”!

Powder Highway Tour

Erika01/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    March

Powder Highway Tour

Erika01/04/2019
I joined two fresh adventure winter tours and enjoyed both immensely.
The first was the powder highway tour and 2nd was the rockies.

For the powder highway tour, Margot was our lead guide. Margot is bubbly, encouraging, easy going and caring. Everyone on the tour loved her. I cannot do her justice through my review but if you're lucky enough to get her as your guide, you'll see what i mean.

Alex was our guide for the Rockies tour. I was happy to meet Alex since he's in all the reviews! Alex is passionate about guiding and wants to make everyone have a great experience. He is friendly, energetic and open. Even though he is the owner of the company, his down to earth nature makes him very relatable and I found his honesty about his life experiences endearing. I appreciated Alex's flexibility and to customize my 2nd tour to fit my schedule.

I have been on overseas snow trips with friends and now with a tour group, so i can appreciate the pros and cons of both. If you want to travel but you're friends are unavailable, I definitely recommed trying Fresh Adventures if you want to check out Canada's snow resorts. You may be with a group of all different ages and experience levels, but because everyone loves skiing/boarding, that common interest does bring people together.

The advantages for me doing a fresh adventures tour rather than organising it myself were (not in a particular order):

Dinner reservations made every night ( people are free to also do their own thing). I loved that i didn't have to think of where to eat!
And all the restaurants chosen were good picks.

The guides packed up our snow gear in the van. No lugging around your gear to your accomodation after a tiring day at the snow.

The guides drive the van all the way to the resort's entrance! I felt so spoiled that i didn't have to walk far with my board. Very nice especially after a tiring day. No waiting for a shuttle bus to take you back to your hotel or driving on unfamiliar icy roads.

There may be opportunities to meet people that are a lot more advanced, and therefore they challenge you to improve (this was my experience as an intermediate boarder. Of course an advanced skiier/boarder will have a different experience).

Having guides that know the mountain. This is not a ski school so you won't get coaching (however Alex still gave me some tips along the way). From my experience, the guide will be with the advanced skiers/boarders group because they can explore more terrain and this is where a guide is invaluable. Beginners and intermediate levels may not get to be with the guide because they do not require as much guidance around the mountain. However the guide will still point out what runs are appropriate.

The small group size makes it easy to get to know everyone. And it's fun meeting new people on holidays.

The cons are the cost. The cost of tours (in general, not just Fresh Adventures) may be a bit more expensive than doing it yourself or organising with friends. However, i found this tour a lot less stressful and more convenient than going solo or even as a pair. I think it's worth it- especially if you choose the powder highway tour. You'll go to mountains that are out of the way and therefore less crowded. I got the impression that the mountains on the powder highway tour are where locals go.
Even the towns you stay in will be less touristy and therefore food is a lot cheaper! I know i wouldn't have gone to these resorts if i was with friends because they are more difficult to get to.

Overall, I'm really happy to have experienced both tours. Personally i preferred the powder highway because I liked the runs more on those mountains. However, if you are a beginner/ early intermediate, then the Rockies tour may be more suitable because the runs aren't as steep. Of course, confirm with Alex (because he knows the mountains a lot better than me). If you prefer a more energetic night life, Banff (you'll stay here on the Rockies tour) is the place to be. So both tours can cater for different interests.

The Mighty Rocky Mountains!

Drew16/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    March

The Mighty Rocky Mountains!

Drew16/05/2018
I recently returned from a snowboard trip to the Canadian rockies with Fresh Adventures. When I booked the tour I have to admit I was a bit nervous going on a tour and going to the Rockies, when I had always heard Whistler was the place to go. I spoke with Alex on the phone and he was very helpful, assuring me that the group dynamic would work really well and that the Rockies are some of the best skiing around. Well, he was right. The group was great, with people of varying abilities having a great time, and Alex was able to cater to many skill levels at the same time. I am fairly advanced and never had to wait for slower skiers, but no one seemed rushed either.
The Rockies were brilliant, with absolutely stunning scenery in every direction. I joke that it's not hard to make a postcard of the Rockies, just point your camera and you've got one!
We stopped at Lake Louise and the group went out on the ice, some even renting ice skates and skating with the glacier in the background.
The snow was great and the hotels were much better than I imagined, one with a grotto hot tub, and all of which had really nice rooms and friendly staff.
Over all I recommend this tour to anyone wanting to ski or snowboard in Canada, especially if you don't have much time for planning. Next year I hope to try the Powder Highway tour with Fresh Adventures. Thanks! Drew

Fantastic!

Anniek04/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Month:
    December

Fantastic!

Anniek04/05/2018
I never thought I could improve so fast in off piste and tree skiing!! Great trip, perfect locations and a lot of fun!

So Awesome!

Dean04/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January

So Awesome!

Dean04/05/2018
Such an awesome trip, Alex took us to the best places on the best mountains! Everything was taken care of and all I worried about was doing sweet turns through the knee deep powder. I want to come back and do it all again!!

"The Powder Highway"

Gail Dempsey04/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January

"The Powder Highway"

Gail Dempsey04/05/2018
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 Kearney04/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Powder Highway 11 Day Trip

Paul Kearney04/05/2018
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 Fallon04/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Epic Snowboard Trip

Leon Fallon04/05/2018
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.

9 Day Powder highway

Sarah Mulcahy04/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    March

9 Day Powder highway

Sarah Mulcahy04/05/2018
Awesome holiday, had lots of adventurous fun on the 9 day powder highway tour. Alex did a great job balancing different ski levels and making sure everyone was kept happy. We explored some great terrain, got to do some hiking and jumping off big mountains, definitely pushed me to ski happily outside my comfort zone.. My boyfriend was new to skiing and Alex did a great job setting him up with great instructors and lots of tips when we skied together. Getting to find untracked powder, amazing food each night and the natural hot springs make this tour one of a kind. Highly recommend to all, good mix of ages on the tour make this a great option to see the best of BC.

Excellent 9 Day Powder Highway Trip!

Tristan Shannon04/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Beginner
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    March

Excellent 9 Day Powder Highway Trip!

Tristan Shannon04/05/2018
We’ve recently returned from the 9-day Powder Highway tour in Spring with Alex. Had an absolutely amazing time! I was a non-skier before the trip, and my partner an experienced skier, so we found the tour a great mix where Alex would sort out lessons and show me the best beginner runs whilst my partner and the majority of the group went and hiked mountains and chased the powder. I also found the order of resorts perfect for beginners as Revel Stoke has multiple beginner runs with magic carpets, Kicking Horse has a huge range of perfect beginner/intermediate runs, and then Whitewater allowed me to step up to more advanced runs. Alex organized everything down to a tee with good accommodation and great food spots everyday. Highly recommend and would do it again in a heart beat!

11 Day Snowboarding Tour

Hatzikiriakidis04/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January

11 Day Snowboarding Tour

Hatzikiriakidis04/05/2018
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 MacLachlan04/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    New Zealand
  • Month:
    February

Powder Highway 11 Day Tour

Nicola MacLachlan04/05/2018
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.

Epic trip

Lew16/04/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    March

Epic trip

Lew16/04/2018
This was the first guided ski trip I have taken and let me tell you that it exceeded my expectations by far. A guide like Alex is invaluable since he opens up a whole new world of challenging terrain that brings out the best in you.
Aside from his knowledge of the ski mountain, he plans every detail from lodging to meals to transportation to hot springs R&R. We saw and did many things seamlessly which is something only a local can provide so we could just concentrate on the skiing.

Off Piste adventure

James Docking15/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    NZ
  • Month:
    March

Off Piste adventure

James Docking15/03/2018
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

Chris13/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Month:
    February

Ski the Powder Highway

Chris13/03/2018
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 Hammond09/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Fresh Adventures

Trudi and Darryl Hammond09/03/2018
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 Cekanauskas08/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Fresh Adventures Tour - Powder Highway 11 day

Hayden Cekanauskas08/03/2018
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!

Powder Highway Tour

Woz@Oz06/03/2018
  • Recommend