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8-Day Powder Highway Epic Tour

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USD 2,018

THE ULTIMATE GUIDED WINTER ROAD TRIP
8 Nights | 5 Riding | 3 Free Days | 5 Resorts

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Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Semi-Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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You will visit 5 of the best resorts along this epic trail. 5 days of riding, unreal food and beer; with 3 days of freedom to choose your own adventures. Join Mountain Movements & experience knee deep powder and face shots on this epic tour!
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 01 - Feb 08, 2020
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,243
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2020
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,243
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 17 - Mar 24, 2020
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,243
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8-Day Powder Highway Tour

Join Mountain Movements for the 8-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 you will get to sample some of the best craft beer the Rockies has to offer, stopping at natural hot springs to rest tired legs and take in the surrounding beauty of the Rockies. Your day doesn’t finish when you leave the ski hill, as your hosts 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.

This tour is not only affordable, but it comes with service beyond the expected. Take the worry of travel, weather, equipment and reservations out of the mind. Sit back and relax in the 14 seater Mercedes van with the only thing you will need to worry about being, “what drink do I want on arrival?”!

Locations

You'll start at 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. Nelson is 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 BC's 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 1,713m, 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 powder. The only thing more impressive than the riding here, are the epic 360 degree views at the top.

Who Can Join This Tour?

Anyone can join this tour: solo travellers, couples, or small groups. 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, and they can participate in 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

Ability Level

The tour is best suited for intermediate, advanced and expert riders. However the tour style also caters for complete beginners as all resorts visited provide lessons for beginners.

The tour is designed to be able to push yourself, with rider progression assisted with the increase in resort difficulty along the way. Some coaching tips can be provided along the way from our guides/snow hosts.

Terrain

All terrain explored on this tour is within resort boundaries. This is a mixture of on and off-piste. Lake Louise has the most beginner terrain available whilst Kicking Horse is one of the most challenging resorts in North America.

Guiding & Hosting

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 at the resort and hosting you at 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 the guides is also a professional photographer, ensuring you get the best shots.

Guiding/hosting is not just limited to skiing/boarding. It starts at breakfast and goes into the night and includes going to the best hot springs 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.

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

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 - Castle Mountain, AB/ Fernie, BC (Ski day 1)

Depart Calgary with the aim to be at Castle Mountain Resort around 10-11 am or Fernie depending on where the best conditions are. Castle is a lesser known resort which means virtually no people to contend with. Castle is home to dry powder, amazing fall line and small town hospitality.

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 - Fernie/Nelson, BC (Ski day 2)

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, the group will say bye to Fernie and drive to Nelson BC. This beautiful town is home to amazing food, culture and a very under-rated resort. You will be staying at the Baker Street Best Western, right on the main strip and host to the best hotel restaurant in the region.

DAY 3 - Nelson, BC (Ski day 3)

After a hearty cooked breakfast at the hotel, you'll get to 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, your host will take you into town to experience the amazing food this cute little town has to offer. Join your host for dinner or explore by yourself. One suggestion is Cantina, for tacos and margaritas. Backroads and Torchlights are two of the local breweries your host will show you.

DAY 4 - Nelson/Revelstoke, BC (Free Day/Hot Springs)

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. Enjoy this scenic drive through the mountains before arriving in Revelstoke.

You'll stay in Revelstoke for 2 nights. You will need your rest for tomorrow. This place is huge and fast becoming the adventure capital of Canada.

DAY 5 - Revelstoke, BC (Ski day 4)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is on the menu today. The biggest vertical in North America (1,713m), 3,121 acres (only 7% beginner sorry, but you are ready!), 4 alpine bowls, and a 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 the local snow hosts show you those secret stashes of snow or give you the tips you need to conquer this behemoth.

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.

Some members of the tour will be leaving us here as they opted for the shorter 5 day option.

DAY 6 - Revelstoke/Golden, BC (Free Day)

Today is a you day. You can join the hosts for another resort day, go heli skiing, snowmobiling or just relax and take advantage of the hot tub and town's local attractions. Just whatever you decide, make sure it’s good as the group will be departing for Golden/Kicking Horse early evening. Tonight you will be staying at Homelodge, a beautiful ranch style BnB.

DAY 7 - Golden, BC (Ski day 5) Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

The powder capital of Canada. Steep and deep, this is the perfect location to see how far you have progressed. They don’t get much bigger than this! 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 or a pulled pork poutine are local favorites!

DAY 8 - Golden, BC /Calgary, AB (Free Day) (Departure Day)

Today is the last day of the tour. If you want to head back to Kicking Horse and try and wrangle one of their many gnarly chutes, the hosts will be more than happy to take you. You can also try your hand at some snowmobiling or even just sleep in and take advantage of the beautiful location of Home Lodge.

At the end of the day the van departs for Calgary with possible stops at Lake Louise, Banff and Canmore if required.

Accommodation

After a full day spent shredding the “pow”, a soak in the hot springs or hot tub and good night’s sleep is essential. The tour will include quality lodging, with well reviewed hotels or boutique B&Bs like the Valley Retreat in Revelstoke and Home Lodge in Golden to ensure an authentic yet premium mountain getaway feeling.

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
  • Downtown on Baker Street
  • Queen and King size beds with free wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Hot-tub, fitness room and an amazing Italian restaurant and 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 hot tub
  • Local chef cooking amazing local 3 course dinner including drinks. An experience usually only reserved for heli lodges etc.

Kicking Horse/Golden, BC - Home Lodge

  • 2 nights
  • Stunning ranch style bed and breakfast in a secluded valley
  • Queen and King size beds with free wifi, TV and private bathroom
  • Twin and King size beds with free wifi, TV and private ensuite
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Stunning breakfast

2020 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

CAD $2,990
Inclusions
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation (3 & 4 star properties)
  • 5 breakfasts (combo of hot buffet & continental) & 2 group dinners
  • 5 days for lifts tickets
  • 8 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
  • Brewery visits with free tastings
  • Natural hot springs
  • Private photographer for one of the resort days
  • 3 free days where you can book other activities
Add-ons
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) CAD $899
  • 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, dog sledding
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.