Weekend Warrior Tour
From Vancouver, fly into Prince George after work on Thursday, where you will be greeted by me, Hayley and driven 2 hours to Powder King Resort. This ski resort is pretty remote, but that’s what makes it so special. With 5,500 acres of terrain and 27 runs, there are glades for days, and huge dumps of light fluffy snow is the icing on top.
We will arrive after dark and take dinner at the on-mountain bar and restaurant for some hijinks as we get to know the group. Then, we settle into hostel-style accommodation at the foot of the chair lift to dream of the adventure to come.
Wake up shiny and new to see Powder King for the first time. And it’s spectacular. Chow down a quick breakfast sandwich and hash browns at the cafe, then we meet our local rider to show us the secret powder stashes on the mountain. Lunch is taken in the cafe and we ski and board till dark (or until we can’t stand anymore).
The staff at Powder King live on the mountain during the season, so the bar and restaurant will be full of your new friends by the end of the day. Enjoy your night without the worry about driving anywhere as we just walk to the hostel to crash for the night.
Today is a big day, so enjoy your coffee with breakfast and hit the slopes. This is your weekend get-away, so you spend it how you like. Revisit your favourite spots from yesterday, hit the groomers, the park or explore some new ground, it’s all good!
We will get packed up and be on the road around 3pm for the drive to Smithers. Snooze. That’s what I would do if I wasn’t driving. Dinner is up to you. We can stop en-route, pick up some pizza to munch on the way, or wait till we get to Smithers where there are almost more restaurants than people.
In Smithers, we will be staying at the Stork Nest Inn, a cute little Bed and Breakfast near Main St. Price quoted is for double occupancy but you can stay solo for an extra fee.
Enjoy a full cooked breakfast before being shuttled only 20 minutes to Hudson Bay Mountain Resort. Named as one of North America’s best secret ski towns by National Geographic, you’ll always find fresh tracks and rarely a line-up. We will meet our local rider for the day and visit their favourite locations on the mountain. The locals are super friendly and often spend their summers cutting their own runs on the mountain, so it definitely pays to ride with someone who knows the terrain. Lunch is taken on the mountain, and there is always something happening at the lodge or in town after the lifts close. The night is spent back at the Stork Nest Inn, and you better get your rest as tomorrow is an early one.
6am we depart for the 2 hour drive to Shames Mountain. Shames is known for its massive dumps, giving it one of the deepest consistent snow packs in North America, receiving 475 inches per year. You’ll meet another local rider to show you the best the mountain has to offer, and top your weekend off with your new buds, super wiped and super happy.
From Shames, we head straight to Terrace Airport for your flight back to Vancouver, and reality…. till next time!
Dates for Adventures in 2018/2019
We are totally flexible December through March. Get some buddies together and book a weekend. Take Friday and Monday off work and call it a long weekend! Don’t forget our group discounts!Register Now!