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Powder Hunt Trips

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Powder Hunt Trips5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
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USD 2,800

HOSTED SKI & SNOWBOARD POWDER CHASER
6 Nights | 5 Ski Days | 1-3 Resorts

Location: USA | Tour Focus: Semi-Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price is average cost and may vary depending on the ultimate destination
base/invoice currency us USD
*displayed price may vary slightly to actual due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 2,800
So if you are looking to only ski or ride powder in North America this season, this tour could be your ticket to powder happiness! Lock in a date for your tour & Ski Ride Tours will choose the best destination just before your arrival based on the best possible snow conditions.
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Ski Ride Tours - Powder Hunt Trip

This is the closest to a guarantee of powder that you’ll find anywhere. Tours have averaged 3 to 6 feet of powder each week of a tour! After 20 years of planning and leading tours around the globe, Ski Ride Tours has a new plan. Instead of planning and choosing the destinations months in advance, like most skiers and riders do...hoping they get good snow, Ski Ride pre-sets their trip weeks, but chooses the destination/s 3-4 days prior to departure based on where the best snow is going to fall! No more paying good dough for crappy snow!

"Sure, ski weeks are great, but if there isn't going to be fresh powder, you'd be better off staying home and save your money for the next powder week!"

So if you're addicted to powder and can handle the mystery and anticipation of where you're going to ski until the last minute, then you should consider joining a Ski Ride Tours Powder Hunt Trip.

How It Works

For Ski Ride, it's all about the Powder, not the destination.
#1 priority for our ski weeks is the Best Powder conditions available each week.
#2 priority is a great ski destination with amazing terrain.

They don't want anyone to ski or ride on crappy snow! They track the storms ... you ink it on your calendar and tell your boss, spouse, whoever that you'll be gone that week ... then they announce the destination/s 3-4 days prior and shred powder together!

Ski Ride Tours chooses its destinations based on the best powder conditions expected for each trip week. They also consider mountain resort stats, including: inbound acreage, vertical drop, current base depth at mid-mountain AND other variables such as expected temperature for quality powder and access to side/slack country and SnowCat and Heli-skiing options and availability. Most skiing is in-bounds at resorts, though options may be available for side-country, Snowcat or Heli-skiing. Again, they have over 20 years of planning and on-mountain experience. They know how to plan for and deliver an amazing powder skiing/boarding trip!

Last Season, Ski Ride Tours delivered 3 Epic Trips:
- Whistler/Blackcomb, BC - almost 3 feet of new snow during the beginning of January
- Niseko & Furano, Japan - 3-4 feet during the end of January
- Jackson Hole, WY - over 6 feet in late February!

Lodging

Based on availability, SRT's first goal is to be at the base of the mountain in a nice large home or condos. 2nd choice is hotel rooms. Accommodations are always 3 star+ with each customer having their own bed. Amenities typically include wifi, private showers and hot tubs in or close by.

Depending on the destination and forecast, you may stay at one base area with access to 1-4 resorts OR you may lodge at no more than 2 areas in one week. SRT don't like their guests having to unpack and pack multiple times. Ie. Whistler & Jackson Hole - one base, 2 resorts, Revelstoke & Kicking Horse - 2 bases, 2 resorts, Red Mountain & Revelstoke - 2 bases, 3 resorts, Aspen - one base, 3-4 resorts.

Getting Around

Once at the destination airport, SRT use a combination of deluxe private SUV's and local town transport depending on the destination and the location of your lodgings.

Who Are The Trips Suited To?

Trips are for skiers & snowboarders who are of intermediate ability & above

You can join a tour as a solo traveller where you can be paired up with another guest in a twin-share room (or you have the option to upgrade to a private room for an additional cost)

Trip Planning Details

1. Dates pre-scheduled. Clients secure booking with $1500 deposit
2. Storms are tracked. Base conditions at potential resorts are recorded/considered
3. At 3 days prior, resort/s are chosen, clients notified, balances charged
4. If there is no significant powder forecast for the scheduled week, options will be discussed (which may include areas outside of North America): choose the best destination and interested guests will go or cancel for a full refund

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2020 Rates

Since bookings are made at the last-minute and flights, lodging, tickets vary depending on the destination chosen, ski weeks will range in price dependent on the ultimate destination chosen.

Weeks range from $2,500 to $3,000
  • rates are in USD
  • prices are per person (twin-share)
Inclusions
  • 6 nights lodging
  • 5 days lift tickets
  • All ground transfers
  • Professional host/tour guide
  • Return flight from North American city to/from the final destination
Add-ons
  • Private room upgrade + US$400 to US$700 p.p.
  • International flights - enquire for details
Not Included

Payment, Cancellation and Operations Policies

Most destinations will be in USA or Canada. However, if booking variables make it feasible, you could end up in Europe or Japan.

Minimum age is 16. 16 & 17 yr olds must be accompanied by an adult 25 or older.

All bookings must be pre-paid.
- Rates are in USD dollars
- $1500 deposit is required to secure a spot on the trip
- Balance will be due via credit card at Noon, Mountain time 3-days prior to departure. Failure to pay balance will result in loss of deposit.
- Flight schedule, Itinerary and plans for meeting the group at the departure or arrival airport will be emailed 2 days before departure

No refunds for cancellations within 14 days of departure for any reason. Deposits are transferable to another 2020 trip up to 7 days prior to departure.

To protect yourself from a potential cancellation, we strongly suggest you consider purchasing travel insurance for your trip.

If you are a solo traveler or have an odd number in your group and there is not another solo traveler of the same gender to pair you with for lodging, you may need to pay for the single supplement.

Ski Ride Tours reserves the right to cancel any trip due to lack of numbers (trip requires min 5 guests to operate) or no expected/forecasted powder conditions. Full refunds will be provided. Ski Ride Tours will not responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the trip (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rentals).

Ski Ride Tours will not be liable for flight delays or cancellations or road closures/delays beyond our control. This includes delays caused by inclement weather, mechanical failure, traffic accidents, avalanche closures, acts of God, etc.

All participants must be respectful to staff and other guests and adhere to staff’s directives, esp re: safety. Solo participants paying for double occupancy will be paired with another for lodging with 2 beds. If compatibility issues arise and cannot be solved, additional lodging expenses may be incurred, paid for by said participants. Ski Ride Tours reserves the right to dismiss any participant from a trip who has cause a threat to others or interferes with the staff’s ability to perform their duties. Any/all additional costs in this scenario will be the participant’s responsibility and no refunds for the remainder of the trip will be given.