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Cozy Up in one of the Kootenay Authentic Cabins this Winter

January 20, 2022

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

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

December 6, 2021

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

Funky Finds on the Powder Highway

December 2, 2021

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

What's New on the Powder Highway?

November 8, 2021

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

Tips: How to be a Safe & Responsible Traveller

March 23, 2021

We encourage travellers to the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia - to explore our unique destination in a better way.  The south-east corner of... Read More

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

January 5, 2021

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

Road Tripping the Powder Highway Like a Ski Bum

November 14, 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

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

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

Avalanche Safety Training: Step 1 for Backcountry Ski Touring

October 22, 2020

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

Planning Your Powder Highway Trip: Local Tips

October 20, 2020

"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

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

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

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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