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Frontier's Powder Explorer

Banff, Kimberley, Fernie, Panorama and Kicking Horse

This trip is ideal for people who have done the more accessible resorts and want to explore the more remote Canadian resorts to see what they have to offer!

All of our trips can be customised to suit your requirments and we can add resorts in, change duration of stays and make it work perfectly for you. Contact the office to discuss a custom ski drive holiday

Day 1

Fly into Calgary Airport and collect your hire SUV.
(Approx driving time - 1 hour 30 mins)
Spend 3 nights in Banff from which you can ski three mountains all on one lift pass: Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mount Norquay; great for warming up those ski legs. The ski shuttle buses are included in your lift ticket or you can access the slopes by car. 

Day 4

Drive to Kimberley
(Approx driving time - 3 hours)
Spend 2 nights at Kimberley where 80% of the terrain is intermediate to advanced. At the base of the slopes there is a relaxed compact village all run by locals, which is pretty unique in Canada and adds to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Day 6

Drive to Fernie 
(Approx driving time - 1 hour 30 minutes)
Known for it's powder and with five great bowls along with plenty of steeps and masses of ungroomed terrain, Fernie really is best suited to the adventurous skier. Spend three nights in Fernie and if you can tear yourself away from the slopes the town of Fernie located a 15 minute drive away from the resort is well worth a visit.

Day 9

Drive to Panorama
(Approx driving time - 2 hours 30 minutes)
Set in the glorious Purcell Mountains in British Columbia, Panorama is a purpose built ski resort at the foot of the slopes. It has a tremendous amount of skiing in comparison with the size of the village, so you can expect the spacious slopes to be quiet. Spend three nights enjoying the abundance of groomed blue cruisers with plenty of the trickier stuff for the more adventurous. The town of Invermere, located a short drive or a free shuttle ride away, adds another great option for dinner or aprés in the evening.

Day 12

Drive to Kicking Horse
(Approx driving time - 2 hours)
Kicking Horse has it's reputation for some of the more extreme skiing in Canada for a reason. There is terrain for novices and early intermediates, but it is advanced and extreme terrain where the resort really excels. Boasting the fourth highest vertical in North America at 1260m, the resort offers plenty of steep off-piste routes, several accessed only by hiking and plenty of tough trails too; the chutes in Super Bowl has increased the resort’s feast of Double Black Diamond terrain still further. The nearby town of Golden is also a great place for dinner and aprés. Spend two nights in Kicking Horse and enjoy the superb skiing this resort has to offer.

Day 14

You can either drive from Kicking Horse to Calgary Airport and fly home (approx driving time  3hours 15 minutes) or you could add on a few nights in Lake Louise  which has one of the largest ski areas in North America (approx driving time 1 hour 15 minutes)