Powder Safari

Canada Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Andy Knights

"The more I ski these two resorts the more I enjoy them – the mountains are epic and provide an incredible ski experience. There is something for everyone, but their true pull is for advanced skiers. This safari is a powder hunter's dream."

Safari Details

Resorts & Cities

Driving Times

Kicking Horse
Calgary - Kicking Horse 3 hrs
Revelstoke Kicking Horse - Revelstoke 3 hrs
Revelstoke - Banff 4 hrs
Banff - Calgary 1 3/4 hrs

The resorts of Kicking Horse and Revelstoke are awesome and combine some of the steepest and most challenging terrain in Canada with phenomenal amounts of Champagne Powder.

Kicking Horse has well over 100 marked runs with 80% of the mountain considered as intermediate, advanced and expert terrain. The mountain has a huge vertical serviced by the Eagle Express Gondola and doing just 4 to 5 top to bottom runs per day is normal here, leaving your legs burning. The small mountain village sits so close to the Eagle Express Gondola you can almost touch it, perfect for first tracks in the morning and short walks after a big day on this epic mountain.

The town of Golden, 15 minutes away, has a rustic feel with a few good choices for drinking and eating.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort features 3,031 acres of lift-accessed terrain with a descent of 1,713 vertical metres (5,620 feet) - the highest in North America. Revelstoke also has to be one of the only resorts in the world where you can lift ski, cat ski and heli-ski from the same base area. The Resort also receives between 12 and 18 metres of snowfall per winter!

The resort might only have 52 marked runs, however, those that are marked are seriously good and very long. The tree runs offer some of the best tree skiing the world over. The steeps here are incredible and are marked for experts only. Some can be reached by the two chairlifts or eight person gondola, others involve a small hike, but often those are the best.

The town of Revelstoke has a surprising vibrancy for a small town and certainly gets lively on weekends.

Sample 10 night itinerary

All of our holidays are tailor-made to suit your dates and requirements, however below is a sample itinerary to show how the resorts might best be combined:

Day 1:

Land in Calgary – pick up hire car and drive to Kicking Horse.

Days 2 - 5:

Ski Kicking Horse

Day 6:

After skiing in Kicking Horse – jump in the car and head over the Roger’s Pass to Revelstoke. There is a time change and in this direction the hour’s difference works in your favour.

Days 7 to 9:

Ski Revelstoke

Day 10:

After skiing in Revelstoke – head back over the Roger’s Pass - the last night will be spent in Banff. The reason for this is the Roger's Pass is notorious for road closure due to avalanche control which isn't good if you are trying to get to the airport. This way you've got a security buffer and means that you can have more of a relaxed final day before driving to the airport. Banff is a great town to experience for its lively and vibrant nightlife.

Day 11:

Drive to Calgary – drop hire car - fly home.

Price Guide

A sample price for this 11 night ski safari including accommodation, direct flights and hire of an SUV is £1,479 for 2 adults or £1,219 for 4 adults.

Click here to request a quotation tailored to your particular requirements, or please call us on 01273 224 060.