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How a lot 3 days at a ski resort on B.C.’s Powder Freeway will value you

We went searching for one of the best carry ticket costs in December

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The Kootenay Rockies is house to the Powder Freeway, a route alongside Canada’s 95A that gives entry to among the provinces’s finest ski resorts. Count on deep snow and small city vibes. We took a take a look at seven resorts and what it prices to ski for carry tickets for 3 days in December. Costs are inflow and most will improve on the finish of November.

READ MORE: Six of B.C.’s finest resorts and what it would value you to ski for a day

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Opening: December 5

3 Day Move: $324 

House to essentially the most vertical in North America at 1,713 metres, Revelstoke presents wide-open alpine bowls, glades, and quick groomers.  Together with snowboarding, the resort can be house to a luxurious ski-in-ski out lodge The Sutton Place Resort, nice eating and purchasing choices.

Nestled within the inside within the Selkirk Vary Revelstoke Mountain Resort is finest identified for its unbelievable snow, common of 10.5 metres yearly, and unforgettable views. Revelstoke has targeted its efforts on enhancing the ski/snowboard expertise for newbie and intermediate riders. With many terrain enhancements within the Ripper Zone already in place, Revelstoke Mountain Resort plans so as to add a brand new studying space and floor carpet to the Stellar Chair zone.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Picture by Kootenay Rockies Tourism/Mitch Winton

Ikon Move holders now have entry to an unbelievable Western street journey with Solar Peaks Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, SkiBig3 (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mt. Norquay), Panorama Mountain Resort, RED Mountain and Schweitzer, Idaho all inside a half day drive (or much less) of each other.

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Notable: The Pure Choice Tour takes place March 10 – 17, 2024. The athletes will meet in Revelstoke to compete for the title the world’s finest all-mountain freestyle rider. Guests of the resort can watch the occasion reside streamed on the large display screen.

Fernie Alpine Resort

Opening: December 2

3 Day Move: begin at $418

Fernie is unfold throughout 5 alpine bowls and has 142 marked runs. With a trip up The Polar Peak chairlift, skiers can launch off the summit of one of many highest peaks within the Lizard Vary at 1,082 metres.

Historic Most important Road in Fernie B.C. Picture by Powder Matt

As much as 11 meters of snow blankets Fernie annually, rating it amongst the snowiest ski and snowboard locations in Canada. Severe powder hounds eagerly make the trek to the southeastern nook of B.C. to ski at Fernie Alpine Resort for not solely snow however having fun with the largest vertical within the Canadian Rockies.

“Don’t overlook – convey your 80’s gear right here. Scorching Tub Time Machine guidelines, plus Hallmark romance, Love in Glacier Nationwide: A Nationwide Park romance. However it is advisable to watch CARCA, Triggered for actual,” says Energy Matt.

Panorama Mountain Resort

Opening: December 2

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3 Day Move: $385 

Winter lovers love Panorama for the 1,300 metres of vertical descent (it’s prime 10 in North America), breathtaking surroundings, the ski-to-your-door lodging, on-mountain scorching swimming pools and alpine hut-to-hut eating. Panorama has greater than 136 runs, ten lifts and two high-alpine passenger snowcats.

Aerial view of Panorama Mountain Resort. Picture by Vacation spot BC/Kari Medig

Pleasant and laidback, Panorama has lengthy been a family-favourite ski vacation spot. Located 308 kilometres west of Calgary. Company can park the automotive and stroll or ski wherever they need within the village. This winter, Panorama is offering shuttle service for these travelling by means of Calgary Worldwide Airport, with a brand new fleet of buses providing every day return transfers to the resort, with pick-up and drop-off in Banff so visitor can add this mountain city to their journey.

Along with snowboarding and snowboarding, adventurers can expertise personal heli-skiing and snowmobiling excursions from the village, glide on 20 kilometres of groomed Nordic trails or strive fat-tire biking alongside the snowy banks of Toby Creek.

Powder seekers may have twice the entry to Panorama’s Monster terrain once more this winter with a second Monster X passenger snowcat. The Monster zone is positioned on the far facet of Taynton Bowl, 384 hectares of inbounds backcountry type runs.

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Panorama will probably be internet hosting the NorAm Finals April 1-11, 2024. This occasion welcomes prime athletes from throughout North America to compete in each pace and technical alpine ski disciplines.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Opening: December 8

3 Day Move: $423 

Tucked between the Purcell and Rocky Mountain ranges close to Golden, Kicking Horse has one of many largest verticals in North America, 121 runs, 5 alpine bowls, and 5 lifts, a tube park and skating rink. Kicking Horse — the “Champagne Powder Capital of Canada” — additionally boasts essentially the most chute snowboarding in North America.

Eagle's Eye restaurant
Eagles Eye Restaurant at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

“It deserves the standing as the one place in North America that has consecutively hosted the Freeride World Tour – Why –  it’s obtained essentially the most chutes in North America, prime ten vertical drop and over 3000 acres. So in brief this Horse is rowdy and actual huge,” says Energy Matt.

Kimberley Alpine Resort

Opening: December 15

3 Day Move: $324

Driving into Kimberley, B.C. Picture by Powder Matt

This quaint resort is called a lot for its family-friendly facilities as it’s for its nice snowboarding —  the quiet environment and minimal carry strains. The resort has 80 runs. Kimberley presents quite a lot of ski-in/ski-out lodging, 33 kilometres  of cross-country trails, one in all North America’s longest illuminated evening snowboarding runs, greater than 30 km of groomed fats biking trails and a skating rink.

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Surrounded by the hovering peaks of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains Kimberley Alpine Resort is a well-liked vacation spot for the view alone and the group’s car-free downtown stuffed with nice locations to eat and store.

RED Mountain Resort

Opening: December 9

Costs not but accessible 

Situated in Rossland, and first cease on Canada’s well-known Powder Freeway, RED delivers 1,558 hectares of pristine snowboarding, placing them within the prime ten, measurement clever, in North America.

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Skiers on the chairlift at RED Mountain Resort. Picture by Vacation spot BC/Kari Medig

Add in 7.6 metres of annual snowfall, $10/run cat-skiing, a boutique lodge and a contemporary hostel on the base, plus new mid-mountain cabins, and its little marvel why the RED was named the”Most Underrated Resort” from Snowboarding journal. With the brand new chairlift on Topping Creek, together with seven extra runs over 121 extra hectares to streamline skier circulation to Gray Mountain, there’s by no means been a greater time to go to.

Lodging are slopeside at multi-bedroom condos with personal scorching tubs, to the ski-in/ski-out Josie Resort or for a less expensive keep there’s a hostel only a 2-minute stroll to the chairlift.

From the summit of Gray Mountain, company can hitch a trip in a snowcat to the highest of adjoining Mount Kirkup. Company can strive powder snowboarding with an unbelievable vertical drop (626 meters) on runs again to the Gray Chairlift.

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Whitewater Ski Resort

Opening: December 8

3 Day Move: $305

Whitewater is only a brief drive from the town of Nelson. The mountain options 99 runs and 5 lifts, in addition to 5 kilometres of groomed multi-use tracks for Nordic snowboarding, snowshoeing, fats biking, or taking your pup for an alpine stroll.

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Skier using down a path on the Whitewater Ski Resort. Picture by Vacation spot BC/Reuben Krabbe

Whitewater is a snowboarding vacation spot, with a down-to-earth group vibe. A median of 12 metres of snow falls every season, drifting over a terrain that covers 958 skiable hectares and 632 vertical metres of uncrowded slopes. A brand new quad will take company to the highest of Silver King Ridge from the principle base space, transfer as many as 1,600 individuals per hour, and can permit skiers and snowboarders inbound entry to greater than 64 hectares of steep gladed snowboarding in addition to just a few new groomed runs. 

The Hummingbird Lodge and Campground located on the sting of the resort boundary, offers entry to winter touring, cross-country snowboarding, snowshoeing, and backcountry associated schooling.

Editors word: This data was compiled with contributions from Vacation spot BC, and Matt Mosteller, the senior vice chairman of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, who goes by the moniker Powder Matt. 

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