GOLDEN RULES | Get off the beaten track

Golden B.C. is just a short drive across the border and is situated between the magnificent Rocky and Columbia Mountains. This unique location creates a magical winter season that boasts some of the driest and most abundant champagne powder in Canada – perfect for world-class skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.

Located close to five of the most stunning National Parks Canada has to offer: Banff, Glacier, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho, a stay in Golden offers some of the best scenery and outdoor recreation adventure opportunities available anywhere in the world. Did someone just say ‘mountain paradise’?

Golden is a mountain playground in winter. There are so many activities when the snow is on the ground that it takes several days just to try them all. From the excellent groomed runs at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, to manicured skate ski loops at the Dawn Mountain Cross Country facility there are a ton of fun things to do in Golden. Take the kids  tobogganing at Snake Hill, go dog-sledding or rev up a snowmobile and take a tour deep into the mountains.

By now, most other destinations are done, but in Golden there is still a long list of activities and statistics that make the area unrivalled when it comes to winter powder adventure. As the birthplace of heliskiing and the famous Bugaboos less than an hour’s drive away, Golden is home to four heli-skiing outfits and one cat skiing operation. Rogers Pass, the famous ski touring capital of the world is just 78km from Golden and is one of many access points to the back country.

Golden has plenty of accommodation options in which to enjoy the majestic Canadian Rockies mountain vistas from authentic mountain lodges to slopeside sophistication.

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