Know Before You Go

When planning your Kootenay Road Trip be prepared with all the right gear, maps, border, road and ferry information, and know the travel and safety protocols in our area. Check out the links below to be as informed as possible when travelling…
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Deeper Thoughts: A Cultural Experience

Beyond boundless slopes and snow, it’s the West Kootenay’s character, culture and calendar that make winter out here way better than back there. So you want to blow up those blahs and get your Ullar groove on eh? Well road trippers, buckle…
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Fantastic Fat Biking in BC

Feeling Fat? Grab your winter whip for some of the best BC fat biking. For folks who love getting fat over the winter, ditch the chips n’ dip and waddle your winter whip over to Rossland, Castlegar, Nelson or Kaslo. We’re talking fat…
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Sleds, Sights & Overnights

Snowmobiling in the beautiful, busy West Kootenay backcountry. While not as outright mammoth or as well-established as snowmobiling super-spots elsewhere in the Columbia Basin (see: Revy and Valemont in particular) the mountains and meadows…
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Unforgettable Backcountry Ski Touring

Get back. Yearn to earn your turns? Welcome to winter in the incomparable West Kootenay backcountry. From slack country lift-accessed loops that end in the pub an hour later, to bold multi-day traverses sure to bolster your best-ever list, this…
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The Powder. The Plates. The Pints. 

San Fran. Manhattan. Vancouver. And… the West Kootenay? True story, foodies. With more dining and lounging venues per capita than many of the continent’s big city culinary destinations, gastro-tourism and the greatest of outdoors melt into…
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Epic West Kootenay Alpine Skiing

What’s White and Red and ready to shred? The West Kootenays heavyweight hills — Red Mountain, Whitewater Ski Resort and Salmo Ski Hill too. For decades, the word legendary has loomed large over the mind-bending peaks and true down-home…
Cat skiing group staring at mountains from mountain top.
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Prowling for Pow – Cat & Heli-Skiing

The world’s first, and most, cat and heli-ski destinations. The West Kootenay.  Praeceps et profundus — steep and deep. In pontumque moueri — on the prowl. You don’t need to learn your Latin to get this West Kootenay tale of…
Rossland Night XC Skiing
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The Best of West Kootenay’s XC Skiing

Comedian Steven Wright said it best. “Cross country skiing is great. If you live in a small country.” The thing about nordic skiing sojourns out here, contrary to the skullet-ed stand-up’s observation, is that that Kootenay-country…