Packed into the corner of the Province of B.C. this highway connects eight resorts known for champagne powder which is in a nutshell, very smooth and dry snow, which equates to excellent skiing conditions. The term actually originates from the ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains, which often have these snow conditions. So, this begs the question, why go anywhere else?
This corner of British Columbia, known as the Kootenay Rockies, is home to a multitude of ski options ranging from downhill to cross-country, cat skiing, and backcountry. Boasting an average annual snowfall of 60’ or 18 metres, every day is a good day.
From the Canadian Rockies to the Purcells, the Selkirks to the Monashees, you can expect differently, yet spectacular terrain, and amazing skiing at each of them. Leave yourself lots of time, you never know when you might just fall in love with one of these resorts and find it hard to leave. Remember too that each stop has its own unique town and lifestyle to explore.
Check out the map below, plan your road trip, and soon you will be experiencing what many before you have already discovered – why this area is called the Powder Highway.
Graphic submitted by the Free Press.
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