Where Winter Dreams Come True
The powder highway, a place where winter dreams come true. From the sky-high slopes, backcountry turns, and powdery glaciers, there’s nothing that the powder highway doesn’t offer. If you’re wondering where our favourite stops along the powder highway are, here’s our top 5:
Top 5 Ski Resorts
The expert skiers paradise with approximately 60% of runs hitting the black diamond or higher mark. Lifts were only installed in 2000 and was previously a top heli-skiing location. Kicking Horse is often compared to Jackson Hole and offers some serious steeps with its 4133 vertical drop.
Lake Louise is one of those few places where you can stand in awe of the view around you;
from the stunning lake itself to riding true in the Rockies. Lake Louise hosts the World Cup races each autumn. The varied terrain at the lake is stunning with something for everyone – being one of the biggest areas in North America to ski.
Located in the Kootenay Rockies, Red offers the world’s biggest cat-skiing operation with a tenure of 19,300 acres and prides itself on being the only cat-skiing operator in British Columbia to run trips for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers or snowboarders.
When you’re stuck between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges, expect 480 to 720 inches of white fluffy snow to fall annually. Couple that with the hill boasting North America’s longest vertical descent at 5,620 feet, you’ll spend far more time riding power than on a lift. Many top ski magazines have dubbed Revelstoke as the heli-skiing capital as well. You don’t want to miss the endless power days.
With one of the longest ski seasons, Sunshine offers natural snow as the base elevation starts at over 5,400 feet, not to mention the 3,300 acres of ski runs and a 3,000-foot vertical drop. What’s not to love about natural pow from November to late May.
With so many other mountains to explore, these are just a few highlights and it’s always difficult to pick just five. Every mountain is unique and every mountain offers an experience in the snow.
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