British Columbia’s south-eastern region is home to the POWDER HIGHWAY®, where big mountains, small towns, country hospitality and the deepest snow in Nth America exist. Join us on this 10 day tour across the Kootenay’s and ride at Red Mountain, Whitewater, & Panorama.
+ Riding the best resorts along Canada’s famous Powder Highway
+ A true locals perspective riding a Red Mountain
+ Canadian experiences like snowmobiling, hockey games & hot springs
+ Riding ‘Panorama’s Taynton Bowl, which is patrolled, ex-heliski terrain.
+ Exploring Whitewater Resort – ‘one of the best powder mountains on the continent’
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
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.