Check out British Columbia’s Powder Highway, where the Purcell, Selkirk, Monashee and Rocky mountains have a lot to offer.
This highway in the mountainous southeastern corner of the province leads the way to eight full-service alpine resorts, 10 Nordic ski clubs, 24 snowcat and heli-ski operators, plus a complement of 22 backcountry lodges.
Clustered together amid a wintry setting, “powder providers” in the Kootenay Rockies run the gamut: you can feel the vertical rush at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort; celebrate family togetherness at Kimberley Alpine Resort; take on fresh fall lines at Panorama Mountain Village; find your groove at Fernie Alpine Resort; play in the champagne powder at Revelstoke Mountain Resort; bond with the locals at Whitewater Ski Resort; or whoop it up on new terrain at RED Mountain Resort.
The best part? These resorts are an easy day’s drive of each other, and all warrant a multi-day, if not season-long, stay. Time for a winter road trip. www.powderhighway.com