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Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Kicking Horse

Location: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s 1,315 vertical is known for its deep light powder and huge snowfall – no wonder it’s nicknamed the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada. It attracts skiers looking to experience amazing snow in a picturesque setting. Kicking Horse has a wide variety of terrain in its 3,400 skiable acres; better suited […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Lake Louise

Location: Lake Louise is a hamlet located in the Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. Its name comes from the extraordinary vibrant blue lake which is at the base of Mount Victoria. The lake itself is a 6-minute drive from the centre of the hamlet and was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth Daughter of Queen Victoria. Although the hamlet is small with only a few hotels and […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Banff

Location: Banff is located in a picturesque National Park in Alberta, Canada.  It was named by the President of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1884 after his hometown Banffshire in Scotland. With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Banff has access to over 8,000 acres of ski terrain spread across is three ski […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Chamonix

Location: Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France located in the Haute Savoie region in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif. Famed for its spectacular cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix offers abundant snowfall due to its high altitude and is able to operate from early December to early […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Klosters

Location: Klosters is a small village in the East of Switzerland overlooking the Austrian border.  With an excellent snow record and 300km in size, Klosters has 110 marked runs (20% are labelled easy, 40% medium, 40% difficult) with plenty of off piste action. Split into 2 parts, Klosters Platz is centrally located near the main […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder’s Resort guide: Zermatt

Zermatt is one of the most iconic and well-known ski resorts in the world, made famous through the climbing exploits of the British mountaineer Edward Whymper who was the first to successfully scale the Matterhorn in 1865.  Since then it has become a hugely popular ski resort as well as summer climbing hot-spot. Location: Zermatt is […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

A quick holiday guide to skiing in Zermatt

If you fancy a quick trip abroad to ski and relax, I have come to the conclusion that skiing in Zermatt is an excellent way, if not the only way to go. On Wednesday afternoon I was sitting in the off piste and heli skiing workshop that is the Pure Powder office on what was turning into another […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

The Best Skiing Restaurants

Obviously the downhill bit is the most important part of any skiing holiday but pretty close behind in our book is lunching on the mountain.  There are few greater pleasures than kicking back for a long and tasty lunch after a hard morning of skiing, safe in the knowledge that you’ve definitely earned it with all that pre-lunch activity. So, […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

The best off piste runs in Europe – the Pure Powder guide

Our gift to you – our best off piste skiing in Europe highlights.  When dreaming of powdery mountain skiing, it is easy to get swept up in visions of heli skiing in Canada and Alaska and other faraway places. Consequently, it is easy to forget about the lift-accessible powder playground sat right on our doorstep. As a result, the […]

Posted by: Rebecca Robinson

4 Things I learnt about CMH heli skiing in Revelstoke with Pure Powder

There is some epic tree skiing on offer I’ve discovered that the thrill of steep tree skiing causes me to break out into song. Yodelling to be precise. Apparently the reaction (similarly seen on rollercoasters) is caused by a mixture of adrenalin and excitement. In hindsight, you’d think the hazards would make me think twice […]

Posted by: Suzy Small