Join Mint Tours on the Ultimate 20 day Canada Roadtrip along British Columbia’s famous Powder Highway. We kick off the tour in Vancouver and along the way you’ll get to ride at Whistler-Blackcomb, Sun Peaks, Revelstoke, Red Mountain, Whitewater & Panorama. 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 local Canadian guides who grew up shredding all over the Kootenay Mountains and are looking forward to showing you some of their ‘local’s only’ 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.
+ Riding the best resorts in BC, along Canada’s famous Powder Highway
+ Canadian experiences like snowmobiling, hockey games & hot springs
+ Getting steep & deep at Revelstoke, staying at one of the best lodges run by snowboarders
+ Riding ‘Panorama’s Taynton Bowl – patrolled, ex-heliski terrain
+ Experiencing ‘Red’s’ steep, powder-filled glades
+ Exploring Whitewater, one of the best powder mountains on the planet
+ Visiting local snowboard shops and snowboard factories
+ Meeting real locals at the world famous Whistler-Blackbomb
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.
Located in Rossland, RED delivers 2,877 acres of pristine, unfettered skiing. And, with the expansion to Grey Mountain, this added nearly 1,000 acres of terrain to the equation, bumping RED into the ‘Top 20’ – size-wise in North America. With 7.6 metres (25 feet) of annual snowfall, inbounds cat-skiing, the brand new Get Lost Adventure Centre, it is no wonder the NY Times voted RED their #8 Best Place in the World to Visit in 2008. Also voted the Most Underrated Resort by Skiing in 2012. Fresh turns you don’t have to fight for – that’s RED.
Located just outside the vibrant city of Nelson, it is hard to describe its true authenticity and abundance of snow. Over 12 m (40 ft) of snow falls each season on 2,044 vertical feet of uncrowded slopes, groomers and remarkable steeps, top-of-the-line tree-riding and endless backcountry. This year marks a new chapter for this legendary resort with a number of upgrades and an expanded Glory Lodge. A key part of the resort’s experience is the legendary food. Whitewater serves up proper Kootenay hospitality with its internationally acclaimed menu. Whitewater is best described by its tagline. Pure, simple and real … DEEP.
Located in the heart of the Powder Highway, Panorama Mountain Resort lives up to its name. Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies, endless vistas of snow covered summits stretch as far as your eyes can see. This place is Pure Canada. Where the best of creature comforts are bordered by stunning wilderness and a vast 2,975 acres of patrolled, ridable terrain – not to mention home to Canada’s largest slopeside hot pools. Personal favourite of Mint Tours.
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.