WE ARRIVED AT THE Calgary International Airport fresh off a 2012 American ski season that never bothered to show up. Colorado was hurting for snow, so was Utah, and it was practically still summer in Tahoe and Mammoth. But we had heard from multiple sources that the Kootenay Rockies in southeastern British Columbia had been getting hammered with snow, and that more was on the way.
Filmmaker Brian Chu and I flew to Calgary and rented an SUV with the plan of hitting three ski resorts whose names I had only heard a couple of times: Fernie, Kicking Horse, and Revelstoke.
The sum of the next nine days would be the best ski trip in the 28 years of skiing I have under my belt. To accompany the above summary video of our time on the Powder Highway, here are three reasons you should think about heading north and following this itinerary for your next big ski trip.