Frontier’s Powder Explorer (13 Nights)

Banff, Kimberley, Fernie, Panorama and Kicking Horse

This ski safari holiday in Canada is ideal for people who have done the more easily accessible resorts and want to explore the more remote Canadian ski resorts to see what they have to offer!

All of our trips can be customised to suit your requirements. We can add in resorts, change duration of stays and make it work perfectly for you. Contact our ski experts to discuss a tailor-made ski holiday to Canada.

Itinerary (13 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.


Day 1

Calgary Airport to Banff Ski Resort

Fly into Calgary Airport and collect your hire SUV (approximate 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 also included in your lift pass or use the car to drive out to the mountains.

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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 with a real locals resort feel. Your hear for the skiing and the scenic mountain views.


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 ski resort really is best suited to the adventurous skier. Spend three nights in Fernie either staying in the locals town with a short drive to the slopes or stay on mountain.


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 located at the foot of the slopes with the surrounding tree lined mountains giving it a real in the mountains feel.

Panorama ski resort 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 and is well worth a visit during your stay.


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.

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Day 14

Kicking Horse Ski Resort to Calgary Airport

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 Ski Resort which has one of the largest ski areas in North America (approx driving time 1 hour 15 minutes).