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Up the Ante: Powder Highway Cat & Heli Day Packages

January 29, 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

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

Winter Lunch, Snowshoe & Spa at Island Lake Lodge

January 27, 2020

When you're know as a superlative setting for the cat-ski crowd, there's little doubt that heaps of snow and plenty of outdoor exploration are on... 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

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

Monashee Powder Snowcats: My Weekend in Skiers' Heaven

January 17, 2020

It's 4 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

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

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

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

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

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

3 Legendary Kootenay Hikes - You May Have Never Heard Of

August 27, 2019

# 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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