Western BC Tour
Join Mint Tours on our annual road-trip visiting some of the best resorts British Columbia has to offer. We kick off the tour in Vancouver and along the way you’ll get to ride at Whistler, Sun Peaks and Revelstoke. Our Mint guides will get you involved in the local scene – check out a hockey game, head to the hot springs, drink at craft breweries and hang out at local snowboard shops for VIP events. This tour is hosted by our expert local guides who grew up riding all over the BC and are looking forward to showing you some of their secret spots. We stay in modern and comfortable hotels and with the Mint crew leading the way, all you have to do is show up and ride, we’ll take care of the rest.
+ Improve your freeriding skills by riding different terrain at each unique BC resort
+ Canadian experiences like snowmobiling, hockey games & hot springs
+ Staying one of the best lodges in Revelstoke run by local snowboarders
+ Meeting real locals at the world famous Whistler-Blackbomb
+ Exploring the vast terrain Sun Peaks has to offer
Whistler Blackcomb is consistently rated in the top 10 resorts in in North America by TransWorld SNOWboarding. So if you’re looking for the the best park, the deepest snow, the craziest terrain, or the most seamless halfpipe, then Whistler Blackcomb should be on the top of your list for places to shred! You need experience the riding here for yourself to see why it lives up to its reputation. Whistler has it all. Loads of varied and challenging terrain, amazing backcountry access, bowls, steeps, trees, 5 terrain parks, a superpipe and boardercross track. Two giant peaks surround the purpose-built village of Whistler itself. February to April are often good times to visit as there’s plenty of deals on accommodation combined with a great local vibe with small crowds and lots of pow
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 great quality 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!
Canada’s newest ski resort, celebrating its 10th Anniversary this season. With 1,713 m (5,620 ft) – the longest lift accessed vertical of any resort in North America, 3,121 acres of terrain and about 10 m (30-40 ft) of snow annually, it is a big mountain enthusiast’s dream come true. At over 15 km in length, the resort also boasts the longest ski run in North America. If you want to challenge yourself with unbelievably long fall line groomers or deep snow, and if off-piste, tree riding sounds appealing to you, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the place to be.
When we are on mountain, we keep our group size small for a more personal experience between our guests and guides. Our typical guide to guest ratio is 1 : 6. This ensures you get the most out of your time with us, and keeping the groups small means less time waiting and more time riding powder!
Snow & Conditions
This region scores it’s biggest storms during February. What you can expect on this tour is cold temperatures and deep powder. Most days you can expect to ride powder that’s anywhere from boot to waist deep. Even if we don’t get fresh snow overnight, the cold temperatures and our local knowledge will ensure you’ll be able to ride light dry snow days after a storm.
We make sure all our guests stay in quality accommodation that’s in the best location. Our comfortable twin share rooms are equipped with 2 single beds, and each room has a great heating, private ensuite bathroom, TV, and free WiFi. In Revelstoke we have home cooked breakfasts included, and in Sun Peaks & Whistler there’s cafe’s nearby hotel where you can grab a quick bite before we head off to the mountain each day.
Arrive Vancouver + Transfer to Whistler
20 February, 2020
Arrive at our late afternoon meeting point at Vancouver airport, where we’ll head to our transfer up to Whistler. We’ll check in to our hotel accommodation, and you’ll have a bit of free time before we regroup for dinner and a welcome session, where your guides will run you through the tour plan and you’ve got the opportunity to ask any questions.
Whistler Ride Days
21 & 22 February, 2020
Ride at the famous Canadian Resort; Whistler Blackcomb, with loads of varied and challenging terrain, amazing backcountry access, bowls, steeps, trees, 5 terrain parks, a superpipe and boardercross track, there’s options for everyone! After riding, join the group for dinners, or explore the area at your leisure. Optional; snowmobile or heli-ski days.
Transfer to Sun Peaks
23 February, 2020
Today, we’ll check out of the hotel and make our way from Whistler to Sun Peaks. In the afternoon, we’ll check into our hotel, where you’ll have some free time to explore the resort. The group will meet in the evening for dinner & drinks, and you can get to know the resort and make a plan for the next 2 days of riding at Sun Peaks.
Sun Peaks Ride Days
24 & 25 February, 2020
We’ll spend these two days exploring the mountains at Sun Peaks, the second largest ski area in Canada. Long cruisers, deep steeps, incredible tree skiing and an enormous terrain park offer a remarkably diverse alpine experience. Sun Peaks also scores plenty of snow. Quality, quantity, and award-winning grooming make for the most consistent conditions you could dream of! After riding we’ll regroup in the evening for dinner with the group.
Transfer to Revelstoke
26 February, 2020
We’ll make our way from Sun Peaks to Revelstoke. We stay in a purpose built snowboard lodge, Valley Retreat. Check in, kick back with a beer and enjoy the amazing views from the back deck out to Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
Revelstoke Ride Days
27 & 28 February, 2020
We spend 2 full days riding at Revelstoke. It’s the kind of place you can show up to a week after it’s snowed and still smash pillow stacks of neck deep, untracked blower pow. A big mountain playground located in the heart of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges of British Columbia. 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. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is also the only resort world-wide to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry options from one village base, making the place a hotspot for some of the worlds best riders and film crews.
29 February, 2020
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Say farewell to your guides and crew that you’ve just spent 10 epic days with and we will transfer you back to Kelowna Airport for your next leg of your trip!
Your tour includes:
- 10 days of guiding on & off mountain
- 2 day lift ticket, Sun Peaks
- 2 day lift ticket, Revelstoke
- On-snow guiding with professional guides
- Mint Tours hosting throughout the tour
- Nightly tours to restaurants & bars
- 3 nights twin share accommodation, Whistler
- 3 nights twin share accommodation, Sun Peaks
- 3 nights twin share accommodation, Revelstoke
- Breakfasts daily in Revelstoke
- Airport transfer, Vancouver Airport to Whistler
- Airport transfer, Revelstoke to Kelowna Airport
- Transfers throughout the tour, including daily resort transfers
Please note this tour does not include lift tickets for Whistler. We can add these on to your package at the time of quoting, or use your Epic Pass, which will cover your Whistler ride days.
Ikon Pass holders, your pass includes Revelstoke so let us know at the time of booking if you have either of these great passes, or if you want to know more about the Ikon Pass or purchase one let us know and as an Ikon Pass retailer we can hook you up!
Mint Tours Guides
Your professional guides have an in-depth knowledge of the local area, terrain and conditions. You can be assured we will always find you the best snow conditions available. Our goal is to get everybody on tour enjoying themselves and pushing your riding in a relaxed and fun environment.
Small Group Numbers
Our guest to guide ratio is typically 6 : 1. We like to keep our group sizes small so you can get the most out of your time with us. There’s nothing worse than riding with a large group, especially on a powder day! We have our guides on-snow every day. At night we’ll have our hosts on hand to show you around the local area. With our small groups, you’ll feel like part of the Mint Crew and not just another face in the crowd.
If you’re travelling solo you won’t be alone. In fact our tour is perfect for solo travellers, we just match you up with someone to room with for the entire time. Not only are our guides with you on-mountain during the day, they keep the stoke going well into the night, so you’ll always have people to socialise with and places to go.