11 Day British Columbia Ski/ Snowboard Safari
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Laura "Just came back from the 11 day ski tour with Fresh Adventures and already miss it! I had a way better time than I possibly could have hoped for with some of the best snowboarding of my life. The tour really is an adventure through some of the best places to ski in Canada, visiting several down to earth mountain towns along the way. Alex, our guide, was really friendly and cheerful and was able ..."
- +9 Destinations
- Canadian Rockies
- Enjoy epic mountain skiing
- Take in stunning views of the Rockies
- Soak in hot springs
- Explore Nelson's bar scene
- Age range
- 10 to 90 year olds
- Max Group Size
- Coach / Bus
- Physical Rating
Start and end in Kelowna! With the ski, snowboard & snow tour 11 Day British Columbia Ski/ Snowboard Safari, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Kelowna, Canada and 7 other destinations in Canada. 11 Day British Columbia Ski/ Snowboard Safari is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
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- PGPortiaWritten on March 15, 20185.0 - ExcellentThe tour is absolutely amazing! Everything from hotel accommodation and food through to each run on the mountain is well thought out and to excellent quality. Alex knows all the best runs to go to in every kind of snow condition for all skiing abilities. Alex is a fantastic skier/boarder and guide and had me skiing runs I only had ever dreamed about. As a solo female traveler I was a little apprehensive to go bymyself but I had a blast and can't recommend the tour enough! Thanks again for an incredible trip Alex!!Show detailed ratingsFresh Adventures commented on this reviewAnd thank you for an incredible review Portia. I hope you miss BC and the tour as much as BC and I miss you! You totally crushed it on your tour and I enjoyed riding with you. Stay in touch, you are Fresh Adventures Family now!
- CYChengWritten on February 13, 20181.0 - BadThis tour was terrible. While the website states it’s appropriate for beginners, this is false. As beginners, my wife and I were dumped at the beginner slope each day while the guide had fun with the more experienced skiers. The guide spent virtually no time with us except at mealtimes. Even when I fell and injured myself (whiplash and concussion, it turned out), he refused to leave the experienced skiers alone for half an hour to take me to the hospital, and went back up the mountain to have fun while I caught a taxi to the emergency room. The guide is unreliable and seems more interested in being able to make money while doing his hobby than in actually helping those who paid for his guidance and knowledge. If you’re a beginner, avoid this tour. You can save thousands by booking your own lessons and accommodation.Show detailed ratingsFresh Adventures commented on this reviewHi Cheng and Eoghan, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Of course I am really sorry that the tour wasn't all that you were hoping for. We do everything we can to exceed expectations and I really wish that we could have exceeded yours as well. You are right- we do say that the tour is appropriate for beginners, which I really believe is the case. We have had many guests arrive who have never skied or boarded before and every one of them has had a great experience and become passionate for the sport. I really thought that everything was clear before you had booked the tour and arrived. Being your first time boarding you both knew that you would be in lessons with the snow school. (we are not allowed to instruct on the hill and are partnered with the snow school at each mountain). You are also right that I did spend the majority of the time on mountain with the majority of the group. Running a group tour is very difficult and when 7 skiers are advanced and 2 want to ski on the bunny hill I need to ensure that the majority of the group is taken care of. While the guiding component of these tours is meant to help all levels find terrain that is appropriate for them, the primary focus is to help intermediate and advanced skiers take their skiing off piste and ski safely through terrain that is more complicated and difficult to enjoy without some help. In some cases we help beginners on our tour connect with the mountain hosts provided by each resort to explore some groomed runs at a more relaxed pace. Now to address the injury you mentioned. Our duty as a tour company is to ensure that if an accident occurs you get the care you need, which while working in these resorts means getting you to ski patrol (who are much better equipped to handle medical situations than we are). For both safety and liability reasons we are in no circumstances supposed to act as a primary care provider or ambulance in the case of transporting you to the hospital or doctor like you requested. (What would happen if your condition drastically got worse while I was driving with you in our van? I would be busy driving and if I pulled over to stabilize you, you would be on the side of a road in a worse situation than you started off in at the ski hill). During your incident I briefly assessed you (in the scope of my extensive first aid training) and asked if you would like to be connected with ski patrol, who could make a more thorough assessment and provide recommendations and transport options to get you to a doctor. You said it was not serious enough for ski patrol and by doing so you declined help in our scope. (During a ski tour like this our guests and guides do fall, which is a part of the sport. A slow speed and low angle fall on the bunny hill, with the patient fully alert and conversing normally is not reasonable cause for alarm). It was also a holiday so I was not able to bring you to a doctor or physiotherapist, but offered to refund your lift tickets for the next days and book you in for physiotherapy, massage or a doctor. At that point you declined. Neither of you participated in any group social activities (such as New Years Eve, group lunches or the hot springs excursion). All we can do is offer the group activities and help you enjoy the area, but if you choose not to participate we need to continue the tour as usual. Unfortunately you never actually told me that you had any concerns or weren't getting what you were hoping for out of the tour, although if you had I would have bent over backwards to make any changes to make sure your experience improved. When we returned from the hot springs you and I met and you told me that you wanted to leave the tour. I asked if there was any kind of alternative that might improve your experience and you refused to talk to me further. I offered to refund your lift tickets and arrange alternative activities like dog sledding, snowmobile tours and snowshoeing, which you declined. I offered to refund the remaining portion of your tour and arrange a trip to the Yukon to go northern light viewing and you declined. I offered to arrange a shuttle to Kelowna and alternate accommodations and you declined. Then I spoke with each of our partners and made arrangements to get you as much of your money back as possible and was able to refund you for the majority of your tour (minus the hotel nights and lift tickets that you had already used). So Cheng and Eoghan, I hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your trip. I hope you are happy with the refund that I was able to offer you and thanks again for taking the time to provide your feedback. After several hundred delighted guests you are the very first guests who have had a negative experience, so the review really helps us work on improving.
- KHKostasWritten on February 4, 20185.0 - ExcellentI just came back from a winter tour led by Alex and I can confidently say that he made it the trip of a lifetime. Alex knew all the best runs to ski/board where we would find amazing powder to go through. Alex was even kind enough to give me a few quick snowboarding tips which really helped me out. Alex took us to some amazing restaurants that served some amazing food and knew the best cafes to go to for top quality coffee. It was really nice to go on a trip and not have to worry about what time we needed to get up or what time we needed to leave location X to arrive at location Y as Alex had everything perfectly planned out. Going on this tour, I didn't feel like just another customer at all, I felt like family and couldn't help feel a little sad when it was time for the tour to come to an end. I'll definitely be returning next year.Show detailed ratingsFresh Adventures commented on this reviewKostas.... you are family! Thanks for the amazing review. I am glad you had a good time and am so glad we nailed your toeside game. Dayum! That was a lot of toeside. Keep in touch and hope to see you again soon!
- GDGAILWritten on January 10, 20185.0 - ExcellentFabulous! Great crew of people ... Alex is a relaxed, warm, energetic and organized guide. Never a dull moment. Lots of activities, lots of eating, lots of hot tubs and lots of laughs. Skiing tough for an intermediate skiier like me but found my own mojo and loved the different terrain I’ve been used to, tree skiing, Powder, and steep slopes. No crowds ... quaint small towns, beautiful scenery. Again Alex is fresh and passionate about his business and the ski resorts he takes you to. Highly, highly recommend. Gail from Australia.Show detailed ratingsFresh Adventures commented on this reviewGail! Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad you had a good time and hope you have enjoyed the past couple months in Australia. I hope to see you again on a hardcore camping and hiking tour! Keep in touch!
- DDemiWritten on April 21, 20175.0 - ExcellentIn March 2017, my mate and I had an EPIC ski adventure with Alex of Fresh Adventures. Alex was the perfect host and showed us the best runs to ski and the best places to eat and drink. Transport was a very comfy van and there was enough space for all. Alex catered to all ski /boarding abilities and was very flexible during the trip. He knew the terrain and the area very well which helped us get the most out of our trip! Alex's love of adventure, winter sports and the great outdoors makes him the perfect host for a tour like this!Show detailed ratingsFresh Adventures commented on this reviewThanks so much for the amazing review Demetria! I loved having you on the tour and can't wait til we conquer the Yukon together! Hope the rest of your trip was amazing. Keep in touch!
- LRLouiseWritten on March 23, 20174.5 - ExcellentWe had a fantastic 11 days with our guide, Alex, and eight other like-minded skiers on the Powder Highway in B.C, Canada. Alex did a great job in making our trip so memorable - his enthusiasm and passion for his business really came across and his organisation of all the trips, meals and travel arrangements was impeccable. This took all the stress and need for planning out of our holiday so we could simply relax and enjoy it. We would definitely recommend Fresh Adventures, and will be keeping an eye out to see what other trips Alex has planned that we can join in the future.Show detailed ratingsFresh Adventures commented on this reviewLouise and Russell! Thanks so much for the amazing review. It was so great having you both and the tour and skiing together. You are both fantastic skiers. I am in Nelson now and heading for "Drop and Stop" tomorrow and I am sure it won't be the same without Russell's heroics and yard sales. Keep in touch!
- CMChristinaWritten on March 17, 20175.0 - ExcellentBrilliant experience all round; Alex of Fresh Adventures is a fab tour guide, he made life really relaxed and easy for us whilst taking us on an adventure of a lifetime; awesome!Show detailed ratingsFresh Adventures commented on this reviewThanks so much for the amazing review Kate. I loved having you on the tour and I am so glad you had a good time. You were absolutely majestical. Hope to see you on more adventures in the future- would that be even impossible?!
- LLauraWritten on March 16, 20175.0 - ExcellentJust came back from the 11 day ski tour with Fresh Adventures and already miss it! I had a way better time than I possibly could have hoped for with some of the best snowboarding of my life. The tour really is an adventure through some of the best places to ski in Canada, visiting several down to earth mountain towns along the way. Alex, our guide, was really friendly and cheerful and was able to show us all the best powder stashes along the way. He also took us to some really cool hot springs and booked us in to lots of really cool restaurants each night. I didn't have to worry about a thing the entire time and was surprised how nice the hotels were that we stayed in. I would suggest this trip to anyone looking for a fun, off the beaten path ski trip in Canada and I hope to come back next year. Thanks Alex!Show detailed ratingsFresh Adventures commented on this reviewThanks so much for the amazing review Laura. I really enjoyed having you on the tour and am glad that you enjoyed it so much. You are a great snowboarder! Hope to see you again next winter.
- LJLouiseWritten on March 14, 20175.0 - ExcellentFantastic trip. It was well planned and Alex is a great host and guide. We ate at some good restaurants with a good variety to sample all Canada had to offer. Ski days were excellent (helped by a good dump of power) with the option to cross country ski as well.Show detailed ratingsFresh Adventures commented on this reviewThanks for the amazing review Louise! I really enjoyed meeting you and Richard and am glad you had fun. I hope to see you back next year for a camping tour or another ski tour. Keep in touch- you're family now!
- AAnonymousWritten on March 1, 20155.0 - Excellent"Having recently returned from an adventure in the interior of B.C. with Alex, I find myself thinking about the experience non-stop. From driving through mountain ranges to snowboarding untracked powder lines, every moment was unforgettable. Alex is such a naturally motivating person, and with this trait, every opportunity for a new thrill was seized. His knowledge of the outdoors is incomparable making me feel at home with my surroundings. I hope to go on many more Fresh Adventures. It was a week of pure bliss."
ItineraryDownload PDF Brochure
- Day 1: Kelowna pickup
- Day 2: Ski Revelstoke, Halcyon Hot Springs
- Day 3: Ski Revelstoke
- Day 4: Ski Kicking Horse
- Day 5: Ski Kicking Horse
- Day 6: "Valley of a Thousand Peaks", Lussier Hot Springs
- Day 7: Ski Whitewater, Ainsworth Hot Springs
- Day 8: Ski Whitewater
- Day 9: Ski Red Mountain
- Day 10: Ski Red Mountain
- Day 11: Return to Kelowna
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
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- Start and end in Kelowna.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,068 km.
- Kelowna (Canada)
- 154 km
- Revelstoke (Canada)
- 88 km
- Nakusp (Canada)
- 88 km
- Revelstoke (Canada)
- 92 km
- Golden (Canada)
- 216 km
- Cranbrook (Canada)
- 110 km
- Nelson (Canada)
- 54 km
- Kaslo (Canada)
- 54 km
- Nelson (Canada)
- 59 km
- Rossland (Canada)
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