CANADA

Long, Cold Winters
Consistent Snow and
Big Mountain Terrain

Canada Tours

Long cold winters, consistent snow and big mountain terrain, it is no surprise that Canada has some of the best resorts in the world. Heading to North America can be overwhelming with so much choice and vastly different conditions throughout the season. What’s the pros and cons of East Coast vs West Coast? What’s the best time of year for the Pacific North West? How do you avoid the crowds? What’s the best way to tick off the big resorts when you only have a couple of weeks leave? Well, we’ve put together our Canada road-trips where you can maximise your time on snow, tick off the big resorts and get the best bang for your buck while travelling at the best time of year for powder. Next year we’re heading to Baldface, Revelstoke, Red Mountain, Sun Peaks, Whitewater, Mammoth and Jackson Hole. Our Canada & USA snowboard tours run throughout the season and all levels of rider are welcome. Hosted by our qualified guides and coaches, they’ll lead the way and share their first-hand knowledge and experience with you; from their secret spots through to board setup, and of course where to find freshies on a powder day.

FEBRUARY 2021

BALDFACE LODGE
TOUR

If you’re the type of snowboarder who doesn’t like to stray too far off the groomers then this tour is not for you. If you're looking for deep turns and non stop face shots, join us for this once in a lifetime snowboard trip, you won’t regret it. Our 10 day tour includes 4 days riding at the legendary cat ski operation, Baldface. We also check out two of our favourite BC ski areas; Red Mountain and Whitewater. These resorts feature an enormous amount of freeride terrain with bowls, cliffs, pillows and tree runs all located in-bounds.

FEBRUARY / MARCH 2021

POWDER HIGHWAY
ROADTRIP

Join our 12 day Powder Highway Roadtrip where you'll get to ride Revelstoke, Red Mountain and Whitewater with our local Canadian guides. You'll progress your skills by riding more vertical, more terrain and more powder snow. Push yourself by following our guides as they search out the best conditions each day. No Powder Highway tour would be complete without experiencing the best Canadian après, check out a hockey game, drink local craft brews, soak in hot springs and get the VIP treatment at local snowboard and ski shops.

MARCH 2021

SECRET CANADA
ROADTRIP

Get off the beaten path and discover the secret resorts of Northern BC. Join us next March as we road trip along the the edges of the Skeena River from Prince George to Terrace. You will get to ride some of the region's secret ski areas including; Hudson Bay, Powder King and Shames Mountain. But the highlight of the tour is an incredible two days of guided snowboarding and skiing with Skeena Cats that operates one of Canada’s first backcountry basecamps.

FEBRUARY / MARCH 2021

MINT WOMEN
CANADA TOUR

Join us for a 12 day roadtrip where you'll get to ride the best resorts along the Powder Highway - Revelstoke, Red Mountain and Whitewater. Progress your skills by riding more vertical, more terrain and more powder snow. Push yourself by following our guides as they search out the best conditions each day. We'll stay in ski-in/ski-out hotels in Revelstoke and Red Mountain so you'll be first in-line on a powder day, and you'll stay lake-side in Nelson close to all the nightlife and just a short drive away from Whitewater.

JULY 2021

BRITISH COLUMBIA
BIKE PARK TOUR

Don’t miss our 12 day Bike Park roadtrip across British Columbia. We kick off the tour in Vancouver, finish in Kelowna, and along the way you’ll get to ride the legendary bike parks at Whistler, Sun Peaks and Silverstar. These bike parks have a huge range of trails for every level and style of rider, all accessed by fast, modern lifts which facilitates some serious lap smashing potential! After riding our evenings are spent exploring the endless drinking and dining options that you’d expect from these world-class destinations.

CANADA
PACKAGES

When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.

Whistler Blackcomb
WHISTLER BLACKCOMB

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Experience Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains, a scenic two-hour drive north of Vancouver – is consistently ranked one of the best ski resorts in the world. Snow-lovers from around the world, drawn to Whistler by the world-class infrastructure, epic snow, accessible terrain, dynamic community and energising vibe. Two side-by-side mountains are spanned by the world record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola which offers access to Whistler Blackcomb’s renowned alpine terrain: 16 bowls, three glaciers, over 200 leg-burning runs, 8171 acres of playground for all levels and abilities. Snow falls so consistently throughout the winter that Whistler enjoys one of the longest snow seasons in North America, with a record-breaking annual average of 11.74 meters or 38.5 feet of snow. An infamous off-hill culture, from family-friendly apres sessions to the vodka rooms, award-winning restaurants and nightclubs of the pedestrian Village, rounds out Whistler’s claim as a Mecca for skiers and snowboarders of all types.

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Big White
BIG WHITE

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Big White has it all: extensive terrain, light and dry powder, short lift lines and modern facilities. Located in the heart of BC, and only a short drive from Kelowna, Big White is Canada’s largest ski-in ski-out resort village. The central village is home to great shopping and world-class restaurants and pubs, alongside endless winter activities. As for the terrain, it is absolute nirvana for intermediate riders with more than half of the resort made up of perfect rolling groomers, natural features, and nicely spaced tree runs. Big White also boasts ‘real’ double black terrain, with great nooks and crannies to explore and gnarly entrances into the steep alpine bowls that are sure to excite most riders. Receiving over 8 metres of powder, the resort lives up to its motto, “It’s the snow!”, with consistent snowfall throughout the season to keep a smile on everyone’s face.

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Banff & Lake Louise
BANFF & LAKE LOUISE

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In the heart of the Canadian Rockies lies the famous resorts of Banff – Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mt Norquay. Lake Louise offers terrain for every rider, from wide groomed boulevards on its frontside, to awesome chutes, gullies, steep bowls, and glades on the backside. The resort definitely offers the best leg burning runs of all three resorts and some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies. Sunshine Village is a mecca for intermediate to advanced riders, with 4 mountain peaks offering incredible steeps, corduroy, and gladed runs to explore. The mix of very cold temperatures and high elevation means Sunshine’s snow quality is top notch. Sunshine is also home to epic off-piste, with their Wild West and Delirium Dive freeride zones providing the opportunity to get very steep and deep in the Rockies.

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Sun Peaks
SUN PEAKS

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Sun Peaks’ village is encircled by three mountains, so it’s incredibly easy to sample a huge variety of terrain and drop into the central village at a moment’s notice. Long cruisers, deep steeps, incredible tree skiing and an enormous terrain park offer a remarkably diverse alpine experience. Oh yeah, did we mention that it’s the second largest ski area in Canada? Sun Peaks also scores plenty of snow, and lots of it. Prevailing storms from the Pacific Ocean rise and cool as they pass over the Coast Mountains, dropping heaps of the light, dry, ‘easy-to-ski’ powder that they have become famous for. Quality, quantity, and award-winning grooming make for the most consistent conditions you could dream of! For guests looking for a multi-resort holiday, We can combine Sun Peaks with Whistler, Revelstoke, Silver Star, Big White, Red Mountain and Whitewater.

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort
REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT

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Skiers and riders are drawn to Revelstoke with the promise of big snow and big terrain. Revelstoke is a winter mecca, offering lift, heli and back country options with an abundance of terrain. For the beginner to intermediate skier, gentle slopes provide the perfect introduction for those new to snow sports and modern facilities keep stoke levels high. Revelstoke is a Mint Tours favourite and is always one of the stops on our Canada Tours. Set amongst the spectacular Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, on Mount Mackenzie, the Revelstoke Mountain Resort is truly world-class. Revelstoke boasts the longest vertical in North America at 1,713 metres with an annual snowfall of 15+ metres. The resort rivals anywhere for terrain and snow conditions.

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Panorama Mountain Resort
PANORAMA MOUNTAIN RESORT

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Ride at the North American Resort of the Year, Panorama Mountain Resort, located on British Columbia’s famous ‘Powder Highway’ just a 3.5 hour drive from Calgary. The terrain here ranges from perfect corduroy to ‘backcountry style’ runs in Taynton Bowl. Taynton Bowl offers deep snow, perfectly spaced trees, long runs and endless lines all to yourself. All accommodation is on-mountain so you spend more time shredding and less time driving to the resort. There is a great range of accommodation options from mid-range to luxury and all guests have access to the slope side Panorama Springs Hot Pools.

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Red Mountain Resort
RED MOUNTAIN RESORT

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Located on BC’s famous ‘Powder Highway’, Red has been delivering incredible riding longer than any other resort in Western Canada, with the first recorded powder turns in 1896. Red offers steeps, open trees, powder meadows and groomers on 360-degrees of exposure, so you’ll be able to find good snow regardless of the time of year. One of the main reasons to ride at Red is the backcountry access. The resort operates 16 square kilometres of touring-accessed, uncontrolled backcountry. The resort has a long tradition of allowing people to ride where they want.

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Nelson & Whitewater
NELSON & WHITEWATER

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Nelson is our favourite town in Canada. Located close to the US border and famous for it’s liberal attitudes due to the influx of ‘draft dodgers’ during the 60’s and 70’s. What we’re most concerned with is located just outside of Nelson and is known for one thing… POWDER. Whitewater Resort is ‘one of the best powder mountains on the continent’ according to Powder Magazine and for this reason it’s our favourite place to ride in BC. Deep pow, bowls and epic tree runs is what keeps us coming back every season on our Canada Road Trip Tour. Our guides know this place better than most. While in Nelson it’s best to live like a local and check out the Ainsworth Hot Springs, legendary snowboard store Tribute and Rock n’ Roll Bingo night at Mike’s Place Pub. For those wanting to experience cat skiing we have the deals at Baldface and Valhalla Powdercats located nearby to Nelson.

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Tremblant
TREMBLANT

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Tremblant is a “fantastique” four-season resort with a European flair and arguably the best ski-in/ski-out village in all of North America. Regardless of your ability, you’ll find terrain that caters to all levels of skiers or snowboarders, from bunny slopes to black diamonds.

Tremblant’s summit sits at 875 meters (2871 feet) and offers a breathtaking view on the Laurentians. The ski area covers 305 hectares (755 acres) and includes 102 ski trails on 4 distinct slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. With over 1,200 snow-guns, the ski station is one of the most sophisticated and powerful snowmaking systems in North America.

SKI Magazine readers have confirmed it: Tremblant is the #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for a 20th year. Beyond the overall destination experience, Tremblant also comes out on top for On-Mountain Food, Dining, Lodging and lastly, Après-Ski.

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