The Powder Highway: Perfect for A Skier’s Roadtrip
This winter, journey British Columbia’s Powder Highway!
Look no further than the southeastern corner of BC and Alberta to discover one of the most concentrated nests of winter resorts and backcountry lodges on the planet: ten full-service alpine resorts, nine Nordic ski clubs, 23 snowcat and heli-ski operators, with a complement of 20 backcountry lodges.
The sheer volume of choice attests to the snowballing interest among powder-lovers in seeking out the best values on offer along the Powder Highway, whether in the Rockies or any of four neighbouring mountain landscapes — the Selkirk, Monashee, Columbia and Purcell ranges. Nowhere else in North America is blessed with such a smorgasbord of outdoors activities paired with spirited small town charm.
Skiing’s deep-rooted history here stretches back to the 1880s; when miners weren’t busy tunnelling into the mountainsides around Revelstoke , Rossland, Golden and Nelson, they were burrowing out from under unrelenting dumps of powder snow, or white gold, as they cleared downhill runs and jumps. If they were lucky enough to live near Invermere, Kimberley, Fernie,Castle Mountain or Fairmont Hot Springs they warmed up afterwards in the region’s famed thermal springs. A century or so later, snowmobilers and paragliders are just the most recent recruits to join the ranks of skiers and snowboarders, ice anglers and skaters, snowshoers and tobogganers making tracks — and snow angels — in powder heaven.
For more info visit www.powderhighway.com