Thrills on Canada’s Powder Highway


Lose yourself on BC’s slopes. (Photo Courtesy AbbyCooper/SnowSeekers) is excited to partner with SnowSeekers through January 2018 to bring you stories and inspiration about booking a snow-filled adventure you won’t soon forget. In previous installments we wrote about the fine powder on BC’s coast and the science of snow. In this column, we help you find your inner ski bum.


Tucked into B.C.’s southeastern corner, just east of Alberta, a skier and boarder’s powder paradise awaits.

So legendary is the snow in this zone, they call it the Powder Highway. It has lured people from the big city like Blair Craig, who came out to one of the ski resorts along the stretch – Fernie Alpine Resort – and never left.

His job as a cat driver involved getting the runs groomed for folks like you from Ontario who dream of a B.C. ski holiday. If you like he’ll also point you to the powder stashes on runs like Fernie’ Easter Bowl. And if you’re unfamiliar with how to ski powder, you can always take a Steep and Deep course to set you on your snow-filled way.

Start planning your ski days here with help from SnowSeekers, an authority on all things Western Canada ski & snowboard. Then you’ll be read to explore the rest of this region, besides Fernie, home to seven resorts, including Kimberley, Red and Whitewater.


Jaw-dropping views while snowboarding in Fernie. (Photo Courtesy Cole Pellerin/SnowSeekers)

Getting here is easy when you fly in to the appropriately named Rocky Mountain International Airport, a short drive to powder land.

When you’re not perfecting your powder turns, explore the cool mountain towns of Fernie, Nelson and Rossland, all places where you can get into ski bum mode, the big city winter blues a distant memory.

You’ll quickly discover that winter and snow is a beautiful thing – and not something to fear, but rather embrace.


Check out this SnowSeekers story to learn what it takes to keep groomer runs at resorts like Fernie at their best.

Get a jump on booking at Fernie and Kimberley to catch their early bird ski & stay package deals and save money.

Start planning your BC Powder Highway ski trip.



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