Despite being a lifelong skier and growing up in British Columbia, I had never visited British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains. The Powder Highway seemed like a myth, nothing more than a fantastical collection of powder snow, ski resorts, and snow-covered asphalt.
When Tourism British Columbia asked if I’d be interested in a SkiBC instagram adventure on the Powder Highway, I couldn’t refuse. The itinerary had all the elements I wanted: three new ski resorts (Kicking Horse, Whitewater, and Red Mountain), awesome traveling companions (pro snowboarders Leanne Polesi and Jeff Keenan and filmmaker Aaron Maksymec), and a welcome challenge to produce 3 great images each day.
We couldn’t have timed our trip down the Powder Highway with better timing. Five of six days were full-fledged powder days.