Ski safaris

By Sophie Laplante, Ski Travel Specialist and Supervisor

A ski safari is a little something like a tasting menu at a high-end restaurant—all the best the menu has to offer, but in smaller quantities. The goal is to ski several resorts in the same trip so you get as much mountain enjoyment as possible while also exploring as many different areas as you can. You’ll want to start off by choosing the particular region you wish to explore and pick a few ski resorts within it. This kind of trip is ideal for those visiting Western Canada or the Western U.S.. Make sure the distance between each of the places you want to visit is reasonable, keeping in mind that winter driving might require a bit more time. Planning to ski a different resort every day is generally a bad idea since you might end up spending more time on the road than on your skis. Expect to spend two or three days at every resort so you can really make the most of it.

GendronSki currently has several destination reps in Western Canada—at Revelstoke, Kicking Horse and Sun Peaks. Why not take advantage and plan your itinerary accordingly? Their great tips are sure to help you quickly discover the best sectors on the mountain, and the best spots to visit in town. A ski safari is also a golden opportunity to test your abilities.

For example, you might not think that you have the skills required to spend a whole week at Kicking Horse. No problem! You can stay in Banff, hit the slopes at Sunshine and Lake Louise and use the shuttle service to make your way to Kicking Horse for a day. You might also want to warm up your legs at Sun Peaks and then make your way over to Revelstoke, renowned for having the longest vertical descent of any ski resort in North America. Or, why not try something different and reserve a stay at Red Mountain or Whitewater?

Whenever I organize this kind of trip for my clients, I always choose hotels over other types of accommodation. It’s generally more practical than having to drag your food and other stuff around from one place to the next. For those who can, I suggest integrating a day of cat-skiing or heliskiing. More and more companies are now offering one-day packages, which makes it easier to add this type of skiing to your itinerary. Skiers absolutely love ski safaris because it allows them to return to the resorts they know and love while trying new ones at the same time. Why restrict yourself to one place when it’s so easy to discover and enjoy so many new ones?

Our packages to BRITISH COLUMBIA :

SAFARI RED MOUNTAIN | WHITEWATER
Day 1: Flight to Kelowna and accommodations in WhiteWater
Days 2 & 3: Skiing and accommodations in WhiteWater
Day 4: Skiing at WhiteWater and accommodations at Red Mountain
Days 5, 6 & 7: Skiing and accommodations at Red Mountain
Day 8: Return flight

From Montreal or Ottawa: $ 1,975 / pers. in double occ.. Reduction of $ 30 for Toronto departures. $ 965 USD without flights.

 

SAFARI BIG WHITE | SILVERSTAR

Day 1: Flight to Kelowna and accommodations in SilverStar
Days 2 & 3: Skiing and accommodations in SilverStar
Day 4: Skiing at SilverStar and accommodations in Big White
Days 5, 6 & 7: Skiing and accommodations in Big White
Day 8: Skiing and accommodations at Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon.
Day 9: Return flight

From Montreal or Ottawa: $ 2,265 / pers. in double occ.Reduction of $ 30 for Toronto departures. $ 1,185 USD without flights.

SAFARI FERNIE | KICKING HORSE

Day 1: Flight to Calgary and accommodations in Fernie
Days 2 & 3: Skiing and accommodations in Fernie
Day 4: Skiing at Fernie and accommodations in Golden.
Days 5, 6 & 7: Skiing at Kicking Horse and accommodations in Golden
Day 8: Return flight

From Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto: $ 1,695 / pers. in double occ. $ 815 USD without flights.

SAFARI SUN PEAKS | SILVERSTAR | BIG WHITE

Day 1: Flight to Kelowna and accommodations at Sun Peaks
Days 2 & 3: Skiing and accommodations at Sun Peaks
Day 4: Skiing at SilverStar and accommodations at Big White
Days 5, 6 & 7: Skiing and accommodations at Big White
Day 8: Return flight

From Montreal or Ottawa: $ 1,855 / pers. in double occ. Reduction of $ 30 for Toronto departures. $ 870 USD without flights.

SAFARI REVELSTOKE | KICKING HORSE

Day 1: Flight to Kelowna and accommodations in Revelstoke
Days 2 & 3: Skiing and accommodations in Revelstoke
Day 4: Skiing at Revelstoke and accommodations in Golden
Days 5, 6 & 7: Skiing at Kicking Horse and accommodations in Golden
Day 8: Return flight

From Montreal or Ottawa: $ 1,735 / pers. in double occ. Reduction of $ 30 for Toronto departures. $ 780 USD without flights.

SAFARI RED MOUNTAIN | WHITEWATER | REVELSTOKE

Day 1: Flight to Kelowna and accommodations at Red Mountain Resort
Days 2 & 3: Skiing and accommodations at Red Mountain Resort
Day 4: Skiing at Whitewater and accommodations at Red Mountain Resort
Days 5, 6 & 7: Skiing and accommodations in Revelstoke
Day 8: Return flight

From Montreal or Ottawa: $ 1,845 / pers. in double occ. Reduction of $ 30 for Toronto departures. $ 865 USD without flights.

SAFARI FERNIE | PANORAMA | KICKING HORSE

Day 1: Flight to Calgary and accommodations in Fernie
Day 2: Skiing and accommodations in Fernie
Day 3: Skiing at Fernie and accommodations in Panorama
Day 4: Skiing and accommodations in Panorama
Day 5: Skiing at Panorama and accommodations in Golden
Days 6 & 7: Skiing at Kicking Horse and accommodations in Golden
Day 8: Return flight

From Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto: $ 1,645 / pers. in double occ. $ 775 USD without flights.

Prices “starting at” include round trip airfare based on a January 14 to 21, 2017 stay, accommodations in double occupancy, compact car rental for the duration of your stay (taxes and surcharges included), services of our on-site reps and lift tickets as indicated. Promotional rates are only applicable on packages reserved before Nov. 15, 2016.


 

OUR SKI SAFARIS TO ALBERTA :

Create your customized package by combining your choice of resorts. All combinations are possible.

KICKING HORSE | BANFF

Day 1 : Flight from Calgary and accommodation in Golden
Day 2 & 3 : Skiing at Kicking Horse and accommodations in Golden
Day 4 : Skiing at Kicking Horse and accommodation in Banff
Day 5, 6 & 7 : Skiing and accommodations in Banff
Day 8 : Return flight to Calgary
From Montreal and Ottawa :$  1 655 / pers. in double occ. Supplement of $ 85 applicable for departures from Quebec City

BANFF | SUNSHINE *

Day 1 : Flight to Calgary and accommodation in Banff
Day 2, 3 & 4 : Skiing and accommodations in Banff
Day 5 : Transfer to Sunshine Mountain Lodge and ski at Sunshine
Day 6 & 7 : Skiing and accommodations in Sunshine
Day 8 : Return flight
From Montreal and Ottawa : $ 1 795  / pers. in double occ. Supplement of $ 85 applicable for departures from Quebec City

BANFF | LAKE LOUISE

Day 1 : Flight to Calgary and accommodation at  Fairmont Château Lake Louise
Day 2 & 3 : Skiing at  Lake Louiseand accommodations at Fairmont Château Lake Louise
Day 4 : Transfer and accommodation at Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff
Day 5, 6 & 7 : Skiing and accommodations in Banff (Sunshine Mountain or Norquay)
Day 8 : Returning flight to Calgary
From Montreal and Ottawa : $ 2 085 / pers. in double occ. Supplement of $ 85 applicable for departures from Quebec City

BANFF | JASPER *

Day 1 : Flight to Edmonton, accommodation in Jasper
Day 2 & 3 : Skiing and accommodations in Jasper
Day 4 : Transfer and accommodation in  Banff
Day 5, 6 & 7 : Skiing and accommodations in Banff
Day 8 : Return flight to Calgary
From Montreal and Ottawa : $ 1 735 / pers. in double occ. Supplement of $ 85 applicable for departures from Quebec City


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