For U.S. residents, the time is nigh to make that trip to interior British Columbia’s snow-magnet region, the Powder Highway. It seems the perfect combination of a lot of new snow, a beneficial exchange rate and low oil prices have aligned to make it a great time to go on a ski trip to Canada.
Within the last week, several Powder Highway ski resorts have seen up to three feet of new snow and more is in the forecast for the next 10 days. Whitewater and Kicking Horse came out as the snowfall leaders with more than 36 inches (92 centimeters). Revelstoke received 29 inches (73 centimeters). Fernie saw 13 inches (34 centimeters), while Red Mountain and Kimberley received 9 inches (23 centimeters).
Falling oil prices in both Canada and the U.S. will help you save on gas (if you’re road tripping or renting a car) and could affect airfare prices, too. Currently, the currency exchange rate for U.S. travelers is also favorable, as 80 cents gets you $1 Canadian.
You can make your dollar go even further with our Powder Highway ski vacation package deals:
- Kicking Horse: Get a 7th night free at select accommodations from $236 per night. This package includes 7 nights’ lodging and 2,6-day lift tickets. Learn more >>>
- Red Mountain: Buy 5 get 2 free nights at select accommodations from $248 per night. This package includes 7 nights’ lodging and 2,6-day lift tickets. Learn more>>>
Take advantage of great snow conditions, a strong U.S. dollar and cheap gas and book your ski trip to the Powder Highway today! Start by requesting a customized quote. If you would like help booking your ski vacation or have any questions call or chat now with one of our knowledgeable Mountain Travel Experts.
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