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What's NEW 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

Up the Ante: Powder Highway Cat & Heli Day Packages

November 24, 2020

Your trip to the Powder Highway is booked, and you’re craving an experience beyond the local ski resorts. But before committing to a multi-day adventure... 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

Secrets of the Wild with Ryan B.

November 10, 2020

Meet Ryan Bavin. Based in Invermere, Ryan has a passion for the outdoors, mountain photography and glass art. He is lucky enough to spend almost... 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

Family-Friendly Backcountry Adventures in the Kootenays

July 27, 2020

Memories are made in the mountains. And there’s no better place to spend time with your family and make new memories than in one of... 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

3 Legendary Kootenay Hikes - You May Have Never Heard Of

May 4, 2020

# 1 -- Easy: Vicky's View (Nakusp) Seated placidly on the banks of Upper Arrow Lake, the town of Nakusp has straddled the watery divide between... 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

Monashee Powder Snowcats: My Weekend in Skiers' Heaven

January 17, 2020

It's 4:00 am and I am wide awake. I am so excited and anxious I have barely closed my eyes all night. The eight-hour road... Read More

Keefer Lake Lodge: Bringing Snowcat Skiing to a Higher Elevation

January 16, 2020

Often regarded as heli-skiing's poor cousin, snowcat skiers were once content with dorms, shared bathrooms and passable grub as long as the powder was deep.... 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

The Valhallas: Norse God Legend of Ice Creek Lodge

December 6, 2019

"...and gold-bright there Stands Valhall [sic] stretching wide..." from Grimnismol: The Ballad of Grimnir, part of the age-old oral tradition of Norse mythology [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1350"] Ullr creative by... 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

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

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

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