8 days
Duration
Mar
Dates
BC
Location

Canada has a special reputation among skiing lovers. At first sight, an elusive, difficult and perhaps too distant country is one of the best ski destinations in the world. No wonder that it finds itself on many peoples’ wishlist. Luckily, the above allegations are not true! Canada is very affordable, accessible, and suitable for all types of skiers. The Rocky Mountains in British Columbia are an ideal playground for all lovers of fresh snow.

Read further about our Powder highway Canada package!

Home of Olympic and World Cup ski venues. Ski resorts that look small at first but have a drop of more than 1000m altitude. The endless possibilities of skiing off-piste, which unlike Europe, is regarded as an official part of the managed ski area! Powder Highway brings together the best destinations offered by BC: Calgary, Fernie, Panorama, Kicking Horse and anything in between.

However, the thrill does not end after we’re done on the ski slopes. Canada is also known for other lifestyle qualities. Burgers in any way you can imagine, local craft beer, bacon & eggs for breakfast, amazing steaks, and fun on St. Patrick’s Day!

Powder Highway is more than just a ski trip. It is an unforgettable experience that will remain a beautiful memory long after returning home.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Calgary airport (Canada)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 12:00 for a prompt departure at 1:00 PM
RETURN TIME Approximately 12:00 noon
WEAR Comfortable ski clothing, mountain safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel) and sunscreen
INCLUDED
Calgary airport return shuttle
double or twin room accommodation
4 days ski pass
expert English speaking guides with extensive local knowledge, who go above and beyond to cater to your every need
mountain safety workshop
group size that doesn’t exceed 14 guests on a scheduled departure
complete support every mile of the way to enjoy your vacation at your own pace
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
ski or snowboard equipment rental – we do offer gear rental options (inquire online and book in advance)
food and drinks
travel and activity insurance
tips in Canada are mandatory and not included in price
other optional activities (bobsleigh, extra day skiing, cat skiing, heli skiing)
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Day 1 – Arrival to Calgary and Shuttle to Fernie

Landing in Calgary and a pleasant drive to our first stop – Fernie.  We will move into our rooms, followed by an entertaining social evening and a taste of the classic Canadian cuisine.

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Day 2 – Skiing in Fernie

Introduction to the ski area and ski resort. Skiing in Fernie and first contact with the proper Canadian “Powder”. Introductory ski tips and refinement techniques.

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Day 3 – Off-piste

Skiing in Fernie or Kimberley. Discovering lines outside the boundaries for those who wish to do so. Workshop: Basics of freeride skiing, basic safety guidelines for powdery snow and avalanche equipment presentation. Towards the evening departure to Panorama, 120miles drive away.

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Day 4 - Panorama

Panorama used to be a traditional Ski World Cup venue. We start off by getting to know the terrain and prepare for the pleasures that await us: Heli-skiing.

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Day 5 – Heli-skiing

Guided by an experienced Canadian guide and suitable for all. Heli-skiing is a unique experience that you’ll definitely remember. In the evening, we will arrive to Golden, settle in and continue the apres-ski party!

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Day 6 – Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse – varied choice of safe off-piste routes is a great feature that boasts a ski slope. Overcoming 3280 ft in one ride is only for the most durable! In the evening, we will move to Banff, located in the national park, which is a real treat in all aspects!

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Day 7 - Free Day

Take a day off, go sightseeing or skiing – as desired. In the afternoon, we will drive to Banff in the national park of the same name. On the schedule: Banff Saturday night fever and a St. Patrick’s party with live music! Overnight stay in downtown hotels.

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Day 8 – Shopping and departure

Shopping and shuttle to airport.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some ski skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your skiing adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to the fact that things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Of course, with skiing this is a bit challenging, however, we do recommend to think about what you need to pack. For details please consult with your booking manager. 
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory for all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge a single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.