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HOSTED SKI SAFARI | POWDER HIGHWAY BC
7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 4 Resorts

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Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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You can do this 8-day tour on its own or combine it with the 9-day safari for a 17-day adventure of a lifetime!. The 8-day tour visits the lesser know resorts of Red Mountain, Whitewater & Fernie. The package is fully hosted & guided and includes accommodation, lift tickets and all ground transport.
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 02 - Feb 09, 2020
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 23 - Mar 01, 2020
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ULTIMATE Powder Highway Safari (Part 2)

Step into a winter world of mountains as far as the eye can see, towering spruce trees buried under a heavy blanket of snow, and everything silent as the falling snow muffles all sound. As your tips dig through the snow you throw a big turn between two trees, coming to a stop and catching your breath. In the distance you hear the delighted yelp of another skier, and then your buddy pulls up next to you, gasping for air and grinning from ear to ear. This is winter in the Kootenays, and this guided ski/ snowboard tour is your chance to live every snow lover’s dream. Welcome aboard your trip of a lifetime, where you will spend eight days exploring deep into the mountains of British Columbia. This is the home of Red Mountain, Whitewater and Fernie Alpine Resort and with the help of your local guide you are in for the behind the scenes tour.

The Fresh Adventures guided tour means that you will be skiing with a genuine local who has spent year after year exploring and finding the local gems. You will have VIP access to the best runs and secret stashes on each mountain, but not just that. With our expertise you will have the opportunity to soak in a hot springs cave, and dine at the best restaurants in each town. We have taken years to perfect this itinerary, so you can rest knowing that everything is taken care of, with minimal driving time and maximal fun!

This tour is suitable for anyone looking for more than the ordinary ski vacation. If you see yourself being immersed in the adventure of a lifetime, making new friends, mingling with locals, and getting deeper into the mountains than you thought possible than you have found your dream trip. With a single email we can take care of everything so all you have to do is 10,000 squats (just kidding but seriously!) and come ready for a good time. The mountains have terrain for everyone so this tour is suitable for all levels of skiers and boarders. We can arrange lessons, rentals, snowshoeing, cat or heli skiing, or perhaps a spa day during your ski tour.

If you love winter and you love to explore, this may be the ultimate trip for you. However, if this itinerary isn't enough for you, you can add it on to Part 1 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 traveller, a couple, small group or even book an entire tour with a private group of up to 12 guests.

Ability

This tour is designed for intermediate to advanced level of skiers and boarders, however beginners are also welcome to join a tour as all of the mountains visited have facilities for beginners including lessons.

For intermediate skiers & riders, the guides are qualified instructors and whilst "progression" is not the main object of this tour, they will be there to provide coaching tips to those that want them.

The ultimate aim will be to help & encourage intermediate & advanced skiers & riders to tackle some of the ultimate off-piste runs at each resort.

Terrain

All of the terrain accessed on this tour is within the resort boundaries on-piste and off-piste. You will have the choice of skiing with or without your guide and the rest of the group as much as you want.

Itinerary

This tour starts with a pick-up at your hotel or airport in Kelowna and ends with a drop-off at your hotel / airport at Calgary.

Day 1- arrival day & travel to Rossland
Pick up in Kelowna at 2 pm from Kelowna airport or any hotel before meeting your new ski buddies and heading deep into the heart of the Kootenays for your week of skiing and boarding far off the beaten path. Enjoy the scenic drive from the Okanagan Valley (BC's desert valley) to the Kootenays (Canada's secret mountain playground), winding through mountain passes plus a quick stop at Deadwood Junction (home of the best cinnamon bun and quirkiest cafe owners in Western Canada). Get checked into your hotel and then head out for a delicious meal in the vibrant mountain town of Rossland.

Day 2- ski Red Mountain
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and coffee before hitting the slopes of Red Mountain with your guides where you are able to start exploring 3500 acres of inbounds terrain, along with several hidden warming huts. Red Mountain is renown for the 360 degrees of skiing off the peak, glades, steeps and anything else you can imagine packed onto 3 mountains. Rossland is probably the quirkiest town in the Kootenays so you are up for a good show between the luge team and the locals getting things fired up at Rafters Bar during your après ski session. Take some time to soak in the hot tub before heading out on the town for some beer tasting at the brewery and amazing food at the best restaurant in town.

Day 3- ski Red Mountain & drive to Nelson
Head up to Red Mountain with your guide to try and put your mark on the remaining 3500 acres. Go for a cruise and enjoy some quiet time by the wood stove at Paradise Lodge or follow your guide for some thigh tearing laps down the Slides, or finding secret lines through the back bowls where the snow is best and the crowds often miss. Scarf down a hearty lunch on the patio of Paradise Lodge before ripping up some more terrain and then head over to Nelson for a soak and well deserved dinner at a favourite local restaurant.

Day 4- ski Whitewater resort
Hit the most popular cafe in town on your way to Whitewater Ski Resort, where you can ski lap after lap of blissful, dreamy terrain without the crowds. Whitewater is home to one of the biggest snowfalls in western Canada and also home to the smallest lift lines. Seriously, most days you finish your run and glide onto the chairlift without slowing down, and during the busiest days you wait for 5 minutes in the lift line. The snow remains fresh for weeks after a snowfall and we can show you the most untracked places on the entire mountain.

Day 5- ski Whitewater & hot springs visit

Spend another day in a snowy paradise, exploring the seemingly endless tree runs at Whitewater Ski Resort. Your guide will take you to the local stashes which means you get a first class ticket to the best powder on the mountain. The tree runs here have an amazingly diverse feel with some steep zones and tons of fast, mellow areas that are wide open. At Whitewater the trees swallow all the noise and when you stop the only thing you hear is your heartbeat. It's surprisingly nice to see another skier glide between two trees in the distance before you are immersed in complete solitude and powder again. Tonight we go for a soak at a set of hot springs near town and you can wade into a steamy cave filled with hot therapeutic water to help your legs recover.

Day 6- travel Nelson to Fernie & ski Fernie
Today we hit the road and head over to Fernie Alpine Resort, where you get to explore yet another one of Canada's best mountains with your guide. Fernie is known for having one of the highest annual snowfalls in Canada, which coats 5 bowls and 1 epic peak in a thick, fluffy layer of snow. With the help of your guide you are going to explore the entire mountain in style. After some après ski at the base of the mountain we head over to your hotel and get checked in, and then go out on the town for some gourmet food.

Day 7- ski Fernie & last night to party
Today is your last day to leave it all on the mountain while we explore the runs that you didn't make it to yesterday. With more alpine bowls and tree runs than you could possibly ski in an entire vacation we will have our work cut out for us. Break for lunch at the top of the mountain with world class views of the Lizard Range in all directions. At the end of the day raise your glass for a cheers with the group, celebrating the amazing week you all shared and the friendships you have made.

Day 8- travel Fernie to Calgary
Today we hit the road again, heading for Calgary. Enjoy the last bit of mountain scenery, as we wind through deep mountain valleys and pass through old mining towns. We aim to drop you off in Calgary by 2 pm, and can drop you off at any hotel in town, or the airport.

You should be safe to book any flight after 4 pm.

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.

Rossland (Red Mountain)
For the last 2 nights you will stay at the Prestige Mountain Resort located in Rossland. It is a modern hotel with everything you want for a mountain escape, amazing views, hot tub, sauna and comfy queens size beds.

Rossland’s restaurants and bars are all within a short walk of the hotel, so après is always on!

Rossland is only 5 minutes drive to Red Mountain Resort

Nelson (Whitewater)
The Nelson Prestige Lakeside Resort is located on the shores of the Kootenay Lake and close to all the après action in Nelson and this is where you will stay for 3 nights.

There is a hot tub and heated pool in the hotel as well as a fitness room and comfy queen size beds.

If the Prestige Lakeside Resort is not available, the tour will stay at the Prestige Inn which is a similar standard with similar features & facilities.

Downtown Fernie (Fernie)
For the last 2 nights you will stay at the Best Western Fernie located in downtown Fernie.

Each guest room features a mini-refrigerator, microwave, LCD TVs and high-speed Internet access. Amenities include indoor and outdoor hot tubs, massage therapy, fitness room, indoor swimming pool, and more!

The hotel has a popular restaurant next door and is in easy walking distance to the restaurants & bars in Fernie and is just 5 mins drive to Fernie Mountain Resort.

2019/20 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Full Rates

CAD $2,895 per person
  • based on twin-share per person
  • single supplement (subject to room availability) is $950
  • price without lift tickets $enquire
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights of quality twin-share accommodation
  • 6 days of lift tickets
  • Private ground transport for duration of the tour
  • Hot spring entry fees
  • On-mountain hosting & guiding (max 6:1 ratio)
  • Pick up and drop off at hotel / airport at start and end of tour
Add-ons
  • Rental equipment
  • Lessons
  • Rest day activities
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) CAD 950
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