Tag Archive: Off Piste Skiing

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Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Silver Star

Location: Located in the stunning Okanagan Valley, Silver Star is British Colombia’s third largest ski and is an unspoiled paradise where you can expect the famous champagne powder we all know and love.  The varied terrain spreads over the 3,282 acres (1,328 hectares) and attracts every kind of skier. Getting there:  Silver Star is extremely […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Sun Peaks

Location:  Having added two new Alpine zones to their ski area in the 2014/2015 season, Sun Peaks has become the second biggest ski area in Canada, behind Whistler.  It is the perfect warm up destination for anyone who is heli skiing at CMH’s Cariboos Lodge. Getting there:  Easily accessible, Sun Peaks is about a 50-minute […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Big White

Location: The third largest ski resort in British Columbia, Big White, is sandwiched between the Okanagan Valley and the Monashee Mountain range.  It has a fantastic reputation for its first-rate powder as it receives an average annual snowfall of 750cm. Getting there:  West Jet and Air Canada run daily flights to Kelowna Airport via Calgary […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Top 10 Ski Blogs

Back in November 2010 we blogged about the ‘best ski blogs in the business’ and now, after some extensive research and deliberation we bring you our newest, hottest top 10 list… These blogs are set to bring you the latest news, fashionable destinations and first-rate tips and advice.  They are 100% guaranteed to whet your […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Insider Guide to Ski Touring; Ski Tour Varieties

Keen ski touring enthusiast and Pure Powders latest recruit Lisa Gatehouse with the first installment of her three part Guide to Ski Touring What I absolutely love about ski touring is the sense of adventure – there is something so wonderful about seeing just a few people over a three or four day period.  Although […]

Posted by: Lisa Gatehouse

Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Lake Louise

Location: Given away by its name, the famous lake is an impressive 2.5 kilometres long and 90 metres deep, set against the magnificence of the backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. The town is small with only 1,000 inhabitants, but the Lake Louise ski area is impressive boasting 4,200 skiable acres making it one of the […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

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 Guide to Different Types of Skiing

People often ask what are the different types of skiing, so we put together a handy guide to explain everything you need to know. Downhill skiing (or alpine skiing) is definitely our preferred snow sport, whether it takes the form of heli skiing, off piste skiing or simply resort skiing. However it is not the only […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Kicking Horse

Location: As the fourth highest vertical in North America, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s 1,260 vertical is known for its deep champagne powder and huge snowfall. With its ski in / ski out abilities and alpine charm, it attracts skiers looking to experience amazing snow in a picturesque setting. Kicking Horse has a wide variety of […]

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