By Don Douloff, February 05, 2009
Snowwater Heli-skiing offers snow hounds a chance to ski or ride in four different mountain ranges in the Kootenay Rockies, in B.C.’s interior. The Kootenay Sampler, a five- or six-day package, includes powder time in the Nelson, Bonnington and Valhalla Ranges; cat skiing with Valhalla Powdercats and heli-skiing with Snowwater Heli-skiing. There is an additional option to ski or ride the Monashees with Red Resort or experience the mineral waters of Ainsworth Hotsprings.
During the Snowwater portion, guests stay in a timber-frame lodge offering mountain views; an outdoor, wood-fired hot tub; on-site professional massage services; high-speed, wireless Internet; and satellite TV and music channels. With snowcat backup, skiers and riders are guaranteed 13,500 vertical feet per day with over 150,000 acres of untracked terrain.