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HOSTED SKI SAFARI | ROCKIES & POWDER HWY
8 Nights | 7 Days Skiing | 4-5 Resorts

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Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Beginner to Expert
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The ultimate Powder Highway safari. Experience the best skiing & boarding at Lake Louise, Sunshine & head to the epic steep & deep Kicking Horse & Revelstoke with a local guide. Explore the shops, night life and restaurants at some great ski towns. The guides handle everything so you can spend more time skiing!
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ULTIMATE Powder Highway Ski Tour

Welcome aboard the ultimate guided winter road trip in Canada. This is your chance to explore some of the best of our mountain playground with a genuine local guide to make sure you hit the best gems and stashes along the way. Over the course of nine days you will not just ski or board your legs off at four of Canada’s top winter resorts, but will also soak in secluded hot springs, taste craft beers and local wine, mingle with locals, and dine in the best restaurants in each town. This is a small group ski/ snowboard tour which means that you can expect an ultra smooth experience and no coach bus hassle.

During your tour you will experience the virtually limitless terrain of four of Canada’s most iconic ski resorts. Feast your eyes on world class vistas in the Rockies at Lake Louise and Sunshine. Challenge your legs on the steeps of Kicking Horse which has more expert terrain than practically anywhere, and immerse yourself in a blissful world of powder and wilderness in the bowls of Revelstoke. By taking a guided tour you can explore more mountains on a single trip and the best part is that we take care of everything for you so your dream trip is planned to perfection after a single email. It has taken us over ten years to find some of the secret gems on this ski tour, and you get to experience them on your first day with us.

This tour is perfect for you if you want more than an ordinary ski vacation and see yourself getting off the beaten path for a real adventure. You will be exploring both the Rockies and the Powder Highway, both known for impressive mountain ranges and dependable snowfall year after year. The terrain at each resort is suitable for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, or opt out of lift tickets and turn this into a perfect winter getaway for non skiers. We can help you arrange dog sledding, snowshoeing, xc skiing, scenic gondola rides, fat biking, ski/ snowboard lessons, heli and cat skiing as well as some relaxing spa days.

However, if this itinerary isn't enough for you, you can add it on to Part 2 of the ULTIMATE Powder Highway Safari making it 17 days, visiting 7-8 resorts with 12 days of skiing/riding?

You can join this tour as a solo traveler, a couple, small group, family or even book an entire tour with a private group of up to 12 guests.

AbilityTour is suitable for all ability levels and all age groups, with abundant terrain for any level and preference. Riding is in bounds, with no exposure to back country. Back country safety gear is not required.

TerrainIn bounds, on/ off piste, groomed/ ungroomed. Bowls, tree skiing, steeps and long rolling groomers.

Guiding & HostingThis is a fully hosted and guided tour with true Canadian local guides. Maximum of 12 guests (1:6 guide to guest ratio). Your guide is there to help make sure your tour is perfect 24 hours a day.


The Rockies are spectacular....

...push yourself to new heights...

...relax in natural hot springs

Itinerary

Starts in Calgary and ends in Kelowna.  Pick up is available from any downtown hotel. Same day arrival can shuttle from the Calgary airport or bus stop to the Marriott Downtown Hotel for pick up. Airport drop off is available at the end of the tour.

Day 1- arrival day, overnight Calgary
Meet your new ski and snowboard buddies when we pick you up between 3:30 and 4 pm from any hotel in downtown Calgary. Get to know everyone and enjoy the scenery as we head 2 hours west into the heart of the Canadian Rockies and some of Canada's most iconic mountain landscapes. We help you check into your hotel and then go out to eat as a group, chatting about the epic days to come during your ski/ snowboard tour. (Airport pickups are not available, but you can hop on an easy shuttle to meet us at the Marriott Downtown Hotel in Calgary. We recommend flying in by 2 pm at the latest and can arrange alternative shuttles if you need to fly in later or are delayed.)

Day 2- ski Lake Louise
Feast on a delicious breakfast at a cafe before hitting the slopes with your local guide today. We spend the day skiing and boarding at Lake Louise which has tons of terrain for every level of skier and boarder. Find your legs on some mellow groomers with spectacular views of the Lake, Victoria Glacier and Chateau Lake Louise across the valley or challenge yourself on some steeper runs in the back bowl with your guide. Finish off the day with some apres drinks and a gourmet meal, chatting with your new friends about how sick you all were on the slopes earlier.

Day 3- ski Sunshine & soak in hot springs
Try another cafe and head up for a day of exploring the alpine playground of Sunshine Village, rated one of the best freeride resorts in Canada and with a buffet of mountain vistas in all directions. If you're feeling chill, there are some amazing cruisers, heated chairlifts, patios and panoramas everywhere you look. If you're feeling adventurous, dive into some more intense terrain with your guide, picking off some of the best runs on the mountain with enough spines and steeps to keep your knees knocking and your heart pounding. Feel free to ask your guide for some pointers to take your riding to the next level anytime! After another animated group meal we head over to Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs so you can rest those legs in style, soaking in the same healing waters that the First Nations travelled to for thousands of years. If you feel your legs have been sculpted well enough by the day's skiing you can rent a traditional unitard-style bathing suit and show it off! (Encouraged but never recommended).

Day 4- ski Lake Louise or Sunshine (or possibly Norquay)
You guessed it! Another day of tearing it up on the slopes at Lake Louise or Sunshine (depending on conditions), with the option to head up for some solo laps to nearby Norquay, which is pretty much on top of Banff Avenue. Enjoy another meal at one of Banff's most historic restaurants and take a dip in the steamy grotto hot tub of your hotel.

Day 5- scenic drive then ski Kicking Horse

Today we hit the road, heading through Banff and Yoho National Parks, seeing for ourselves why the First Nations named the area after the feeling of awe they felt. We arrive at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, located right between the Columbia Mountains and the Rockies. If we were here 150 million years ago we would be on a beach, but thanks to some plate shifting we now get to ski one of the most epic ski areas in North America. Kicking Horse is home to.... well, after 10 years I don't even know how many chutes and I still keep finding more, as well as 4 unbelievably sweet alpine bowls. Take the gondola up and pick your poison on the way down, heading for scenic cruisers that last forever or fast forward a bit and point it down a steeper run with the help of your guide. Top it off with a drink in Canada's most elevated dining experience (Eagle's Eye Restaurant), a succulent meal in one of Golden's best restaurants and a soak in the tub and you get a pretty amazing day.

Day 6- ski Kicking Horse
If you can even climb out of bed today then you might as well head up to Kicking Horse for another round of 4000 vertical foot, scenery so distracting you can barely ski, champagne powder so light it's blowing in your face kind of runs with your guide, who will probably have a ridiculous grin stuck on his or her face at this point. If you're up for it we hike as a group to some of the lesser known runs on the mountain, which give you access to a massive powder field and a whole bunch more heli-ski worthy runs. (Unlike a heli-ski run, these ones actually have a heli-lodge worthy bar waiting for you at the bottom. Grab another classic mountain meal in one of the first log cabins built in Golden before sleeping like a baby.

Day 7- scenic drive then ski Revelstoke
Soak in some more scenery as we journey through Rogers Pass, known for the 140 avalanche paths that have plagued the highway and railway for over a century. Here we witness the struggle between mankind and the mountains and then we experience it for ourselves as we try to ride every tree run and bowl at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Enjoy the longest run (Last Spike), which passes 3 glorious warming huts, all complete with coffee, tea and warm “adult beverages”, or follow your masochistic guide up the bootpack to subpeak for some full bowl runs that you can't help but feel giddy on. Drop in and ski three sections of open bowl and several pitches of tree runs, finding out for yourself that Revelstoke has the highest vertical drop in North America. Check into your hotel for a good hot tub recovery session, before trying the food of Revelstoke's best rated restaurant.

Day 8- ski Revelstoke & hot springs visit
One last day to enjoy Revelstoke Mountain Resort so make it count! Assuming we barely scratched the surface the day before we will do our best to explore the rest of the several thousand acres of tranquil tree runs, craggy ridges and open bowls. Enjoy the views, the friendly locals and the unrivalled terrain with your guide before having a celebratory drink, well deserved after the 5400 vertical feet you rode down to get to the bar. Tonight we head to another set of hot springs across the lake, taking a unique ferry to get to them. Treat your muscles to a relaxing soak before we feast on the gourmet dishes of Kingfisher Restaurant and recount the highlights of the trip.

Day 9- travel Revelstoke to Kelowna
This morning we head to the best cafe in town for breakfast before hitting the road to Kelowna. We will drop you off around noon at the airport, bus station or any hotel in Kelowna. You should be safe to book a flight out of Kelowna airport by 3 pm today.

Hopefully some of you will be continuing on for the second half of the Ultimate Powder Highway Safari with us to explore the hidden gems of Red Mountain, Whitewater, and Fernie. See you soon!

Accommodation

The standard package for this tour is based on double or twin-share rooms however there is "private room upgrade" available for those that would like a room to themselves.

All of the motel-style accommodation is located down-town and are 3 star plus.

First night is in downtown Calgary at Marriott Downtown Hotel.

Banff (3 Nights) 
Preferred lodging is the Fox Suites.

Newly renovated, comfy rooms with 2 queen beds.

Amazing grotto hot tub and spa and only a 2 minute walk to the center of town.



Golden (2 Nights)
For the Kicking Horse part (3 nights) of the trip you will be staying at the Prestige Inn located in Golden (15 mins drive to Kicking Horse ski resort).

It features an indoor pool, hot tub, restaurant & bar, fitness centre and liquor store.

Rooms have big comfy twin queen beds with LCD TV, private en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities.


Revelstoke (2 nights)
When staying in Revelstoke, you will be staying at the Sandman Hotel.

Both properties provide comfy motel-style rooms with private en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV and free wifi.

This property is an easy walk into the centre of Revelstoke township where you will find a good variety of restaurants & bars.


Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2018/19 Full Rates

CAD $3,230 per person
  • based on twin-share per person
  • Single supplement (subject to room availability) is $975
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Inclusions
  • 8 nights of quality twin-share accommodation
  • 7 days of lift tickets & on-mountain in-bounds hosting/guiding (max 1:6 ratio)
  • Private ground transport for duration of the tour in 15 passenger van with trailer
  • National Park passes
  • Hot springs entry fees
Add-ons
  • Ski/snowboard rentals
  • Ski/snowboarding lessons
  • Private room upgrade (CAD $975)
  • Heli skiing day
Not Included

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