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What's OPEN on the Powder Highway?

November 26, 2020

As champagne powder starts to blanket the Kootenay Rocies, the mountains begin to lure us with their call.  Along the Powder Highway, ski resorts, backcountry... Read More

Learn to Ski or Snowboard on the Powder Highway

November 17, 2020

As snow settles over the mountains and valleys in the Kootenays, winter enthusiasts journey along the Powder Highway in search of deep pow, cozy mountain... Read More

How BIG is BC's Powder Highway?

November 12, 2020

IT'S COLOSSAL!  After polling all of the alpine, cat, heli and most of the backcountry lodges - we found out that it is GIGANTIC! 7,204,315+ ACRES (2,915,485+... Read More

Getting into Hot Water: Kootenay Hot Springs

November 5, 2020

Longing for a little TLC with your Kootenay Rockies road trip? Your trip is incomplete without a visit to at least one of the Kootenay... Read More

Powder Highway 101

November 3, 2020

The POWDER HIGHWAY is "the road" to a one-of-a-kind adventure! Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, also known as the Kootenays (by the locals),... Read More

Secrets of the Wild by Matt

September 1, 2020

Giant snow-covered peaks, thunderous waterfalls and crystal clear rivers and lakes characterize this mountain playground. It’s perfect for backcountry adventures like heli, cat and downhill... Read More

Outdoor Adventures: Unique to the Kootenays

July 23, 2020

This summer, challenge yourself to experience the Kootenays Rockies in unexpected ways.  While the quality of our hiking, mountain biking and golfing experiences is well... Read More

What's Open in the Kootenay Rockies?

July 6, 2020

Our regional tourism businesses are beginning to re-open for local residents and visitors to experience in a safe and responsible manner, but it’s still not... Read More

Cool Ways to Travel in the Kootenays

June 11, 2020

The face of Kootenay travel has changed a lot over the years, defined by sudden, 'tipping-point' shifts in how industry and travellers traverse this mountainous... Read More

Funky Kootenay Fun Facts

May 11, 2020

The region, in the southeast corner of British Columbia, includes natural, clean, uncrowded activities and experiences that reflect the Kootenay mountain lifestyle and culture in... Read More

5 Ideas To Do on your Rest Days while on the Powder Highway

February 26, 2020

Powder, powder, powder may be a challenge for a few people in your ski group to accomplish 7 to 10 days in a row on... Read More

Keeping it 'Old School': Our Community Hills on the Powder Highway

February 6, 2020

The big, showy resorts along the Powder Highway like to hog the glory, but like most things in life, real beauty can hide quietly in... Read More

Slackcountry Touring at our Powder Highway Ski Resorts

February 4, 2020

The Slackcountry is the untracked, lift-accessed "backcountry" that snow seekers enjoy just outside ski resort boundaries, without the hours of sweat and toil normally required... Read More

Ski & Soak: Top 5 Hot Springs & Hot Tubs along the Powder Highway

January 28, 2020

You're familiar with the skiers' ultimate dream: a solid day on the mountain followed with relaxing with your ski buds in hot water. In the... Read More

Road Tripping the Powder Highway Like a Ski Bum

January 24, 2020

Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, the Powder Highway refers to the area that boasts the highest concentration of alpine resort, backcountry, cat, heli... Read More

Family Fun on the Powder Highway

January 9, 2020

It was tradition in our house to go skiing every weekend in Kimberley... the house would be a buzz with five of us trying to... Read More

Invermere's Whiteway: And All Things Winter

January 7, 2020

The Whiteway on Lake Windermere is the World's Longest Skating Path, a 34-km (21 mile) groomed track that runs all the way around the lake and... Read More

Funky Finds on the Powder Highway

January 6, 2020

With over 7.2+ million acres of terrain to be conquered, we suggest multiple visit to the Powder Highway to experience it all! It is home... Read More

Revel-Stoked: On Community, Mountains and Powder

January 2, 2020

It's my third season making the winter migration up to Revelstoke, BC. The name carries a lot of weight amongst snow lovers - visions of... Read More

Planning Your Powder Highway Trip: Local Tips

December 3, 2019

"Welcome to The Powder Highway"! Maybe you're travelling from the east, looking for soft snow covering quad burning pitches. Or you're coming from the west, looking... Read More

Meet Josie: The Brand-new Luxury Boutique Hotel at RED Mountain

November 20, 2019

The story of RED Mountain and Rossland go way back into the history books.  Once a mining territory (1890) to hosting the very first downhill... Read More

Kootenay Craft Brew Winter Road Trip: 2019/20 Season

November 14, 2019

**What's new for the 2019/20 Winter Season** As the evenings grow deeper alongside the snowbanks, it's time to trade in those shallow, happy-go-lucky summer traditions for... Read More

Heli & Cat-Skiing: It All Started Here Over 55 Years Ago

November 5, 2019

It was Hans Gmoser who made snowy adventure in the wild a reality. In 1965, the maverick mountain guide flew six skiers deep into the... Read More

Colossal Things to See & Do in the Kootenays

July 11, 2019

The Kootenays hold colossal secrets -- the kind that end in a discovery you'll want to share. And while some of the secrets listed below... Read More

Scaling Kootenay Heights: Rope Courses, Via Ferratas & Ziplines

July 8, 2019

Are you up for a challenge? Good - the Kootenays are ready for you, too. From mountain biking to white-water kayaking, all throughout this mountainous... Read More

The Pipe - The Mountain Coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

May 3, 2019

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is promising a hand-waving -- and hair-raising -- wild ride with North America's first Brandauer Mountain Coaster... known by the locals as... Read More

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