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Powder Fun on the Powder Highway

January 27, 2023

With 100+ ski/snowboard operators along the Powder Highway, you will be sure to find countless areas with deep, dry champagne powder to relish in.  Big... Read More

Where to See the Best Winter Alpenglows in the Kootenays

January 16, 2023

The term alpenglow originates from the German word alpenglühen, which describes the rosy pink-red light on the skyline peaks at dawn and dusk. Some believe... Read More

9 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe on the Slopes

January 10, 2023

#1 – Ski/Ride within the Resort’s Boundaries and Follow all Posted Signs Regardless of your background as a skier or snowboarder, it is your responsibility to... Read More

72 Hours at Panorama Resort this Winter

December 28, 2022

Panorama Mountain rises 1,300-m vertical (4,265 ft.) and has more than 1,214-hectares (3,000 acres) of terrain. It’s not until you reach the summit of Panorama... Read More

72 Hours in the Columbia Valley this Winter

December 27, 2022

The Columbia Valley (including the communities of Canal Flats, Edgewater, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Panorama, Radium Hot Springs & Windermere) is one of the major... Read More

72 Hours in Nelson this Winter

December 26, 2022

Lakeside Nelson is the basecamp for Whitewater Ski Resort, the biggest little ski hill on the Powder Highway, and a great destination for an unforgettable... Read More

72 Hours in Kimberley this Winter

December 22, 2022

Follow the Powder Highway to Kimberley's historic mountain & alpine community.  The Kimberley Alpine Resort is home to North America’s largest gladed terrain over 202... Read More

72 Hours in Revelstoke this Winter

December 21, 2022

While you are here, we want you to have an incredible time exploring the Kootenay Rockies. For generations, Kootenay locals have taken great care of... Read More

72 Hours in Rossland this Winter

December 20, 2022

From the Vancouver & the Fraser Valley, Rossland  is one of the first stops along the Powder Highway (just follow highway 3 to Rossland and... Read More

72 Hours in Golden this Winter

December 19, 2022

While you are here, we want you to have an incredible time exploring the Kootenay Rockies. For generations, Kootenay locals have taken great care of... Read More

72 Hours in Fernie this Winter

December 18, 2022

Follow the Powder Highway to historic Fernie, home to Fernie Alpine Resort and it’s five, legendary, powder-filled bowls. Check DriveBC for the latest road conditions. [caption... Read More

Cozy Up in an Authentic Cabin this Winter in the Kootenays

December 15, 2022

Each welcoming Kootenay mountain community offers an array of unique cabins, chalets, lodges or yurts to cozy up in.  Relax by a roaring fire, sip... Read More

Winter Biking in Rossland Never Looked Better

December 14, 2022

They say necessity is the mother of invention. And much as we like to go on and on about the mind-blowing powder to be had... Read More

EV Powered Turns on a Powder Highway Road Trip

December 13, 2022

Quiet, ultra-efficient, and crazy fun to drive, electric vehicles, or EVs, are becoming a common sight at our ski resorts and Nordic clubs throughout the... Read More

Invermere's Whiteway: And All Things Winter

December 9, 2022

The Whiteway on Lake Windermere is the World's Longest Skating Path, a 30+ kilometres groomed track that runs all the way around the lake and connects... Read More

6 Safety Tips for Your Powder Highway Road Trip

December 1, 2022

No matter what time of year, the Powder Highway’s mountains demand respect. In the winter the margins for error are even slimmer, consequences more severe.... Read More

Family Fun on BC's Powder Highway

November 29, 2022

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

Learn to Ski & Snowboard on the Powder Highway

November 22, 2022

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

Powder Towns on the Powder Highway

November 17, 2022

Sometimes it can be hard to reconcile just how different the "powder towns" along the Powder Highway are from each other. Take Kimberley and Nelson. Kimberley... Read More

Our Kootenay Winter Celebrations: Along the Powder Highway

November 15, 2022

The rest of the world may tuck itself indoors as temperatures fall, but not the people of the Kootenays. This mountain playground in British Columbia, also... Read More

How BIG is BC's Powder Highway?

November 10, 2022

IT'S COLOSSAL!  After polling all of the alpine, cat, heli and most of the backcountry lodges - we found out that it is GIGANTIC! 7.2 Million+ ACRES... Read More

Slackcountry Touring at our Powder Highway Ski Resorts

November 9, 2022

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

4 Reasons to Ski-Ride the Powder Highway this Winter

November 8, 2022

Every morning in small-town cafes all along the Powder Highway, aromas of freshly brewed java swirl in the air with excited talk of plans for... Read More

Funky Finds on the Powder Highway

November 4, 2022

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

Road Tripping the Powder Highway Like a Ski Bum

November 3, 2022

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

7 Tips to Get You Started: Exploring Powder Highway's Backcountry

November 2, 2022

BC's Powder Highway in the Kootenay Rockies is home to some of the most sought-after backcountry skiing and riding in the world. From far-flung summits... Read More

What's New on the Powder Highway?

November 1, 2022

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

Powder Highway 101

October 27, 2022

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

Planning Your Powder Highway Trip: Local Tips

October 25, 2022

"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

Heli & Cat-Skiing: How It All Started Here

October 24, 2022

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

Getting into Hot Water: Kootenay Hot Springs

October 13, 2022

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

Scaling Kootenay Heights

August 4, 2022

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

Outdoor Adventures: Unique to the Kootenays

July 7, 2022

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

Funky Kootenay Fun Facts

June 30, 2022

Known as BC's Mountain Playground (in the southeast corner of British Columbia) we are renowned for natural, clean, uncrowded activities and experiences that reflect the... Read More

Colossal Things to See & Do in the Kootenays

June 9, 2022

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

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

February 15, 2022

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

Quintessential Powder Highway Winters

December 30, 2021

I remember my first Powder Highway winter fondly.  Moving to the Kootenays in the winter of 2014, I vividly recall laying eyes on the Fernie headwall... Read More

Our Kootenay Mountain Culture

December 21, 2021

It’s a chilly day in early January.  A cold winter snap whispers its solemn sound through the nearby trees. The mounds of snow piled up... Read More

Toques & Plaid: Its Unique Vibe on BC's Powder Highway

December 16, 2021

There’s a sure-fire way to tell that winter has arrived in the Kootenays without looking at the weather. No, it’s not holiday lights or the... Read More

Kootenay Winters: Why we Love Them

December 9, 2021

The Powder Highway! Just the name alone conjures up images of steep, powder-filled alpine bowls, historic ski towns and residents united in their passion for the... Read More

Cool Ways to Travel in the Kootenays

April 1, 2021

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

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