Vertical / Mint Tours has teamed up to bring you the ultimate roadtrips

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Best of BC Tour

Join Mint Tours / Vertical Ventures on our annual road-trip along British Columbia’s famous Powder Highway.
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We kick off the tour in Kelowna and along the way you’ll get to ride at Revelstoke, Whitewater & Red Mountain. Our Mint guides will get you involved in the local scene – check out a hockey game, head to the hot springs, drink at craft breweries and hang out at local snowboard shops for VIP events.

This tour is hosted by our local Canadian guides who grew up shredding all over the Kootenay Mountains and are looking forward to showing you some of their ‘local’s only’ secret spots.

Along the way we travel in our own private Mint truck loaded up with boards and local knowledge. We stay in modern and comfortable hotels and with the Mint crew leading the way, all you have to do is show up and ride, we’ll take care of the rest.

Highlights
+ Riding the best resorts in BC, along Canada’s famous Powder Highway
+ Canadian experiences like snowmobiling, hockey games & hot springs
+ Getting steep & deep at Revelstoke
+ Riding the lesser know powder magnets, Whitewater & Red Mountain
+ Visiting local snowboard shops and snowboard factories

Resorts

Revelstoke mountain resort

Canada’s newest ski resort, celebrating its 10th Anniversary this season. With 1,713 m (5,620 ft) – the longest lift accessed vertical of any resort in North America, 3,121 acres of terrain and about 10 m (30-40 ft) of snow annually, it is a big mountain enthusiast’s dream come true. At over 15 km in length, the resort also boasts the longest ski run in North America.

If you want to challenge yourself with unbelievably long fall line groomers or deep snow, and if off-piste, tree riding sounds appealing to you, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the place to be.

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Red Mountain

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Located in Rossland, RED delivers 2,877 acres of pristine, unfettered skiing. And, with the expansion to Grey Mountain, this added nearly 1,000 acres of terrain to the equation, bumping RED into the ‘Top 20’ – size-wise in North America.

With 7.6 metres (25 feet) of annual snowfall, inbounds cat-skiing, the brand new Get Lost Adventure Centre, it is no wonder the NY Times voted RED their #8 Best Place in the World to Visit in 2008. Also voted the Most Underrated Resort by Skiing in 2012.

Fresh turns you don’t have to fight for – that’s RED.


Whitewater

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Located just outside of the funky and vibrant city of Nelson, it is hard to describe its true authenticity and abundance of snow.

Over 12 m (40 ft) of snow falls each season on 2,044 vertical feet of uncrowded slopes, groomers and remarkable steeps, top-of-the-line tree-riding and endless backcountry. This year marks a new chapter for this legendary resort with a number of upgrades and an expanded Glory Lodge.

A key part of the resort’s experience is the legendary food. Whitewater serves up proper Kootenay hospitality with its internationally acclaimed menu. Whitewater is best described by its tagline. Pure, simple and real … DEEP.


what makes this tour better than the rest?

Small Groups

When we are on mountain, we keep our group size small for a more personal experience between our guests and guides. Our typical guide to guest ratio is 1 : 5. This ensures you get the most out of your time with us, and keeping the groups small means less time waiting and more time riding powder!

Snow & Conditions

This region scores it’s biggest storms during February. What you can expect on this tour is cold temperatures and deep powder. Most days you can expect to ride powder that’s anywhere from boot to waist deep. Even if we don’t get fresh snow overnight, the cold temperatures and our local knowledge will ensure you’ll be able to ride light dry snow days after a storm.

Quality Accommodation

We make sure all our guests stay in quality accommodation that’s in the best location. Our comfortable twin share rooms are equipped with 2 single beds, and each room has a great heating, private ensuite bathroom, TV, and free WiFi. In Revelstoke we have home cooked breakfasts included, and in Nelson and Revelstoke you have cafe’s in the hotel where you can grab a quick bite before we head off to the mountain each day.

Access to Powder Boards from Trapper Snowboards

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Throughout the tour you’ve got access to our fleet of powder boards from Trapper Snowboards. You’ll get to test ride the latest powder shapes from their range. Plus you’ll get to visit their factory in Revelstoke where you will see how these handcrafted boards are made. For anyone wanting to buy a Trapper Snowboard before the tour starts, get in touch, and our guides will have your new ‘custom made’ board waiting for you to ride on day one. Check out their range HERE

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