The Powder Highway is nothing less than a powder junkie’s utopia. This 680-mile road meanders through the interior of British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies, offering up a wealth of diverse terrain covered in legendary, ultra deep powder. The eight Alpine ski resorts along this famed highway are accessible, yet still remote enough, to keep the lift lines short, fresh tracks a plenty, and a small town charm sans jet-setter attitude.
The Powder Highway is nothing short of the road to good times, unrivaled anywhere. It provides easy access to backcountry, cat, and heli skiing, along with standout ski resorts. Among a crop of awesome options, here are the Best Ski Resorts on The Powder Highway.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – Golden, B.C.
The aptly tagged “Champagne Powder Capital of Canada,” Kicking Horse accumulates the deep, dry, goods in copious amounts. This stop on The Powder Highway offers Freeride World Tour worthy terrain, spread out over 2,800 acres. Four steep and gnarly bowls, Crystal Bowl, Bowl Over, Fuez Bowl, and Super Bowl provide one of the largest collections of in-bound chutes – 83! – in all of North America. Looking for vertical? Kicking Horse delivers on that front as well, boasting the 4th longest on the continent at 4,133 feet. Just shy of Jackson Hole’s vert of 4,139 feet.
“Kicking Horse truly is a skier’s paradise, and when it snows like it did when we were there, let’s just say it’s “ALLLL time!”
Lysey Dyer, Professional Skier
With its nearly limitless wide-open bowls, well gladed trees, and extensive hard-core double black chutes, the terrain here resembles what was once only available to those heli-skiing. Little wonder the Freeride World Tour will make a stop here in February 2018. Kicking Horse is a must-stop along The Powder Highway. Located in the Canadian Rockies near the mountain town of Golden, British Columbia, Kicking Horse is about 2.5 hours outside of Calgary.
Snow: 288 in. Acres: 2,800+ Vertical: 4,133 ft. Elevation: 8,033 ft. Percent advanced/expert: 60%
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