Ski the Powder Highway

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Ski the Powder Highway in British Columbia with help from Escape2ski to get detailed info for 8 lift-serviced ski resorts that offer over 700 total trails.

When you plan a trip to Ski the Powder Highway you will gain access to approximately 17,000 acres of skiable terrain serviced by a total of 50 lifts. Powder Highway Resorts include Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Whitewater Ski Resort, Panorama Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Red Mountain Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort.

The name, Ski the Powder Highway was created to market the ski resorts located near highways, BC-95S, BC-93N, Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway), Highway 3, Highway 38 and Highway 6 to Nelson in British Columbia’s Kootenay region that form a circuit and that features possibly the highest concentration of skiing and snowboarding areas in the world.

As you plan to Ski the Powder Highway you also have the opportunity to access 9 Nordic centres, 9 heli-skiing locations, and 10 cat-skiing operations, and best of all it is home to some of the most incredible powder found anywhere.

Six of the eight ski resorts offer ski-in/ski-out lodging options and their base areas are filled with a great selection of amenities. The heli-skiing and cat-skiing operators offer great lodges and accommodations so you can truly sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.

When you plan to Ski the Powder Highway, the drive along the various mountain highways has some of the most beautiful scenery found anywhere. You’ll experience diverse terrain, great mountain towns such as Nelson, with its food and outdoor culture, Kimberley with its Bavarian style theme downtown and Fernie, which is full of small city charm. There is also Golden, Revelstoke, Invermere, Rossland and the community of Fairmont Hot Springs, which are full of history and charm.

Ski the Powder Highway – Driving Distances:

  • Revelstoke Mountain Resort to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – 164km / 102miles
  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to Panorama Mountain Resort – 152km / 95miles
  • Panorama Mountain Resort to Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort – 47km / 30miles
  • Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort to Kimberley Alpine Resort – 100km / 62miles
  • Kimberley Alpine Resort to Fernie Alpine Resort – 118km / 74miles
  • Fernie Alpine Resort to Red Mountain Resort – 334km / 208miles
  • Red Mountain Resort to Whitewater Ski Resort – 93km / 58miles


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1. Whitewater Ski Resort, BC

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Vertical Drop – 2044ft / 623m
Total Lifts – 4
Total Trails – 82
Beginner 10% : Intermediate 32% : Advanced 47% : Expert 11%
Skiable Acres – 1174 lift serviced
Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl & Spokane Intl
Airport Distance – 150mi / 241km & 154mi / 248km

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2. Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC

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Vertical Drop – 5620ft / 1713m
Total Lifts – 5
Total Trails – 69
Beginner 7% : Intermediate 45.5% : Advanced 34.5% : Expert 13%
Skiable Acres – 3121
Best Airport Choice – Kelowna Intl
Airport Distance – 120mi / 193km

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3. Red Mountain Resort, BC

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Vertical Drop – 2919ft / 890m
Total Lifts – 7
Total Trails – 110
Beginner 16% : Intermediate 47% : Advanced 19% : Expert 18%
Skiable Acres – 2877
Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl
Airport Distance – 160mi / 257km

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4. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC

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Vertical Drop – 4133ft / 1260m
Total Lifts – 6
Total Trails – 120
Beginner 20% : Intermediate 20% : Advanced 45% : Expert 15%
Skiable Acres – 2800
Best Airport Choice – Calgary Intl
Airport Distance – 177mi / 284km

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5. Panorama Mountain Resort, BC

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Vertical Drop – 4265ft / 1300m
Total Lifts – 10
Total Trails – 129
Beginner 20% : Intermediate 31% : Advanced 24% : Expert 25%
Skiable Acres – 2975
Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl
Airport Distance – 100mi / 162km

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6. Kimberley Alpine Resort, BC

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Vertical Drop – 2465ft / 751m
Total Lifts – 5
Total Trails – 68 + 12 Glades
Beginner 20% : Intermediate 42% : Advanced 38% : Expert 0%
Skiable Acres – 1800
Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl
Airport Distance – 16mi / 25km

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7. Fernie Alpine Resort, BC

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Vertical Drop – 3550ft / 1082m
Total Lifts – 10
Total Trails – 142
Beginner 30% : Intermediate 40% : Advanced 14% : Expert 16%
Skiable Acres – 2500
Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl
Airport Distance – 62mi / 100km

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8. Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort, BC

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Vertical Drop – 1000ft / 305m
Total Lifts – 3
Total Trails – 12
Beginner 25% : Intermediate 42% : Advanced 33% : Expert 0%
Skiable Acres – 60
Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl
Airport Distance – 72mi / 116km

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