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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

Kootenay Winter Traditions: Along the Powder Highway

January 23, 2020

We're winter lovers in the Kootenays along the Powder Highway. We look forward with anticipation for the first flakes to fall in autumn, rejoice in... Read More

Our Kootenay Mountain Culture along the Powder Highway

January 22, 2020

"Winter Warmth: Find it on BC's Powder Highway" Snow covers the playground, but the couple brushes off the seat of the swing. I watch as the... Read More

Kootenay Winters: Why we Love Them!

January 20, 2020

The warmth of the holiday season has slipped by and January is upon us. By now, a big chunk of the northern hemisphere is settling... Read More

How BIG is BC's Powder Highway?

January 15, 2020

IT'S COLOSSAL!  After polling all of the alpine, cat, heli and most of the backcountry lodges - I found out that it is GIGANTIC! 7,074,515+ ACRES (2,862,955+... Read More

Powder Highway 101

January 14, 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

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+ million acres of terrain to be conquered, we suggest multiple visit to the Powder Highway to experience it all! In addition to... 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

Rossland's Unique Cabins

January 1, 2020

Rossland is a unique place, to say the least, but its cabin culture sets it apart. Back in the day, cabins were for hunters, trappers... Read More

Our Kootenay Winter Celebrations: Along the Powder Highway

December 12, 2019

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

Learn to Ski or Snowboard on the Powder Highway

December 4, 2019

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

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

Getting into Hot Water: Kootenay Hot Springs

December 2, 2019

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

Backcountry Ski Touring: Step 1 Avalanche Safety Training

November 29, 2019

Growing up I was fortunate to have a remarkable ski hill in close proximity to me. It truly introduced me to my love and passion... 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

9 Things to Aspire To Do on the Powder Highway

November 19, 2019

#1 - Get a birds-eye view over the terrain at RED Mountain Resort by tandem paragliding with the Get Lost Adventure Centre in Rossland. Launching... Read More

Kootenay Craft Brew Winter Road Trip

November 14, 2019

As the evenings grow deeper alongside the snowbanks, it's time to trade in those shallow, happy-go-lucky summer traditions for deeper pleasures. This applies to clothing,... Read More

Work and Play on Kootenays' Powder Highway

November 6, 2019

Are you a digital nomad? These days that's not just someone who gets lost in fantastical video games. In the modern workplace, it's anyone empowered... 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

Later this season, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is promising a hand-waving -- and hair-raising -- wild ride with the unveiling of North America's first Brandauer Mountain... Read More

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