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Snow Activities You’ve Gotta Try This Year!

Snow Activities You’ve Gotta Try This Year!

Spring may be fast approaching but it’s not all over yet for winter. Many resorts are well open into April and some in May, so you still have a chance to get out and enjoy the glory of snow. With spring break around the corner, this is the perfect time to explore the mountains and take advantage of great snow deals before the end of ski season. Not a skier or snowboarder? No problem, you can still appreciate all the mountain has to offer with other activities such as sledding or snow tubing which can be a world of winter fun! From heli-skiing to ice climbing tower, here are some entertaining snow pursuits for everyone to try this year.

Heli-Skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

It’s up, up and away at Revelstoke Mountain Resort where skiers and snowboarders take their sport to new heights. Revelstoke has been called the heli-skiing capital of the world thanks to pristine hills, deep snow, endless terrain choices, and dependably mild weather. There are four heli-skiing companies based out of Revelstoke, making it convenient to find the option that suits you best. You’ll be in safe hands with trained, certified guides ready to show you the wonders of heli-skiing.

skier going down steep terrain at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Selkirk Tangiers Heli-Skiing offers stunning locations bordering two pristine national parks. You’ll have over 500,000 acres of unspoiled land and wilderness to explore. There are more than 400 established runs suitable for any skill level, ranging from massive peaks to protected valley floors. The terrain is unsurpassed in beauty and versatility with alpine cols, serac dotted glaciers, and majestic cedar rainforests.
Planning your trip is easy with packages available to suit your skill level. For beginners, All-Day Heli Packages are perfect and include:

● Full buffet breakfast, gourmet mountain lunch, and après ski snacks
● High-performance powder ski or snowboard rental
● Barryvox Pulse transceiver and related safety equipment
● Backcountry safety briefing
● ACMG / IFMGA guiding services

For more experienced skiers, you can choose a multi-day private, small group, or private group package based on your length of stay.

Where to Stay

Coast Hillcrest Hotel offers gorgeous views, even after your return from the mountain. Other hotel amenities include:

● Free Wi-Fi
● Indoor / outdoor hot tubs
● Steam baths
● Sauna
● Fully-equipped fitness studio
● Ski storage
● Daily shuttle to the ski hills
● Pet-friendly rooms

This full-service hotel also offers two superb onsite dining options: The Begbie Dining Room for a more local cuisine and the Mountain Guides Lodge if you prefer a casual setting. Book your stay today for a magical ski trip you’ll never forget!

Try Ski-Biking or Snow Limo at Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort is the second-largest ski area in Canada. Here, you’ll find a family-friendly resort with 4,270 acres of skiable terrain and magnificent views of the famed “snow ghosts,” or trees completely covered in snow and ice, near the top of the mountain. Certified guides will introduce you to the art of ski-biking on a light-weight bike that has skies attached to the bottom instead of wheels, making your glide down the mountain effortless and thrilling!

woman riding a snow bike at Sun Peaks Resort

Photo: Sun Peaks Resort

If you’re not into skiing or want to take things a little easier, snow limos are just the ticket. This comfy chair ride glides easily over snowy hills with the assistance of your private “chauffeur.”

Where to Stay

Coast Sundance Lodge is a true ski-in/ski-out lodge, offering the best accommodations that Sun Peaks has to offer. Featured amenities include:

● Free Wi-Fi
● Fitness centre
● Outdoor hot tub
● Lone Wolf Gallery
● Southside Board Shop
● Vertical Juice Café & Deli, Bolacco Café
● Bottoms Bar & Grill
● Pet-friendly rooms

With your choice of hotel room, loft, or suite, there is no better place to stay when visiting Sun Peaks than at the Coast Sundance Lodge.

Snowshoeing or Tubing in Kamloops

Harper Mountain is a charming, family-friendly ski spot located 25 minutes outside of Kamloops. Snow Town Tube Park is an easy lift ride away. Enjoy the thrill of tubing all day long or under night skies. Tired parents can warm up by a bonfire while the kids head on back up the hill for another run.

tubers lined up for snow tubing in Kamloops

Photo: Mary Putnam | Tourism Kamloops

Snowshoeing is another option at Harper Mountain, especially for those looking to get out and enjoy the surrounding scenery. With over 11 km of snowshoe trails to explore, you will discover beautiful views at every turn. You can also take their chairlift uphill and then snowshoe back to the Lodge for some well-deserved food and drink.

snowshoer overlooking Kamloops valley

Photo: Mary Putnam | Tourism Kamloops

Where to Stay

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre provides spacious, modern rooms with great amenities including:

● Free Wi-Fi
● Indoor pool
● Children’s wading pool
● Sauna & hot tub
● Fitness centre

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre also boasts onsite dining at Romeo’s Kitchen + Spirits, the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Cool Deal

The hotel is offering a $50 gas gift card when you book your stay at their Best Available Rate. Perfect for getting you to either Sun Peaks Resort or Harper Mountain. Book your stay today for your next adventure in Kamloops!

Get Your Snow Fix in Osoyoos and Oliver

This family-friendly resort is your snow fix headquarters with amazing gladed terrain and light fluffy powder. Baldy Mountain Resort is also among the highest ski resort elevations in Canada. During your visit, we recommend trying the age-old tradition of sledding or the trending sport of disc golfing. Ride the Magic Carpet lift with your toboggan or sled and shoot down the slopes for a day of laughter. When it’s time to wind down, skiers and non skiers can enjoy disc golf together on a full 18-hole course.

friends tobogganing

Where to Stay

Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel is just a 30-minute drive from Baldy Mountain Resort and is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy the following amenities during your stay:

● Free Wi-Fi
● Indoor swimming pool with waterslide
● Accessible & pet-friendly rooms

Coast Oliver Hotel is a brand-new hotel located 40-minutes from Baldy Mountain Resort and within close reach of many top wineries in the area. Featured amenities include:

● Free Wi-Fi
● Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
● Fitness room
● Indoor swimming pool, hot tub
● Pet-friendly rooms
● In-room Starbucks® coffee and tea

Cool Deal

Book now and get a low flat rate for either single or double occupancy along with lift tickets to the beautiful Baldy Mountain Ski Resort! The promotion is available for stays at either Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel or Coast Oliver Hotel until March 31, 2019.

Fat Biking in Canmore

Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics Nordic events. This facility offers a variety of recreational activities including cross country, biking, and hiking. Another fun activity to partake in during your visit is fat biking. Similar to regular bicycling, fat bikes have wider, oversized tires equipped to handle snow. You can hit the snow-covered trails and explore the areas once only reachable by skis or snowshoes from the comfort of a fat bike. Check out Rebound Cycle for rentals or guided fat bike rides.

two people fat biking near Canmore

Where to Stay

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and located just five minutes from downtown Canmore and 25-minutes from Banff. Newly renovated guest rooms aren’t the only thing you’ll enjoy during your stay in Canmore; take advantage of these featured amenities:

● Indoor pool, hot tub
● Free Wi-Fi
● Complimentary parking
● Onsite dining at Table Food + Drink

Enjoy the Highest Quality of Snow at Mission Ridge in Wenatchee

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains where pristine slopes offer some of the highest quality snow in Washington. If you’re looking for a challenge, short lift lines, and stunning terrain backcountry skiing and riding this is the place to go!

ski lift mountain skiingWhere to Stay

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel is just 25 minutes from Mission Ridge and at the entrance of historic downtown Wenatchee. During your stay, enjoy these amenities:

● Free Wi-Fi
● Complimentary parking
● Complimentary airport and local shuttle service (based on availability)
● Indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre

Cool Deal

Book your Ultimate Ski Package with the hotel. It includes a deluxe stay for two and two adult direct-to-lift ski passes to one of the best mountains in North America. After a day of activities, dine and unwind at the Rivertop Bar & Grill with food vouchers included in your stay.

Ice Tower Adventures in Whitehorse

Mount Sima is just a short drive from downtown Whitehorse, offering unsurpassed views of the surrounding mountains and a great spot to hit the slopes. It’s also home to the Equinox Ice Towers, where you can view awesome ice formations inside and out. Watch ice climbing demos or get in on the action and climb the towers yourself. If you’re up for a challenge, join their Waterfall Ice Tour which includes a full road trip to Carcross and White Mountain where you can learn how to use ice axes, crampons, and ropes to climb up waterfall ice while exploring the Southern Lakes Region. The opportunities are endless and the plethora of frozen waterfalls around Whitehorse make for incredible winter adventures!

climber at Equinox Ice Towers at Mount Sima

Photo: Christopher Gishler

Where to Stay

Just 30 minutes from Mount Sima, Coast High Country Inn is in the heart of Whitehorse with plenty of local spots to explore. You’ll enjoy amenities, including:

● Free Wi-Fi
● Complimentary parking
● Spacious rooms with jacuzzi hot tubs or kitchenettes

Cool Deal

Enjoy a ski weekend in Whitehorse with their Stay and Ski package that starts at $149 per night. Your package rate comes with two adult ski tickets, and it’s valid for stays until April 14, 2019. Learn more.

Why Stay with Coast Hotels?

Book your snowy getaway and enhance your stay with one of our amazing hotel packages from select Coast Hotels properties. Enjoy this winter to the fullest and get comfy with great amenities, free Wi-Fi, and warm hospitality during these colder months!