8 days

Canada has a special reputation amongst the 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’ wish list. 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 noon 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
Calgary airport return shuttle
double or twin room accommodation
4 days ski pass
1 day Heli ski
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
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 (bobsleight, extra day skiing)

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.

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.

Day 3 – Off-piste

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.

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.

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 Kicking Horse, settle in and go party for St. Patrick’s Day.

Day 6 – Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse – varied choice of safe off-piste routes.

Day 7 - Free Day or Kicking Horse, Lake Louise or Sunshine Village

Take a day off, go sightseeing or skiing – as desired. In the afternoon, we will drive to Calgary, hike along 17th Avenue and do a mandatory stop in a steak house. Overnight in a hotel in the city center.

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 in Slovenia 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 a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

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

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
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. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
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 on 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 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.