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The Powder Is Dry, But Your Vacation Won’t Be

Something should be said for the magnitude of interior British Columbia’s ravishing beauty. The landscape is dotted with small towns bursting with culture, juxtaposed against towering mountainous backdrops. Whether coming from Vancouver or the Rockies, each sweeping landscape is more beauteous than the last, but why stop there? Come to the ultimate skiers haven, where the whole family is welcome, and mountains of dry powder beg you to dip your ski tips.

Enter Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge, located in the Village at legendary Sun Peaks Resort, for ultimate family fun during the chilliest months of the year. Whether snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling is your game, you’ll be thanking your lucky skis for the copious amounts of dry powder you’ll see before your eyes. This area of Canada is known for temperate winter temperatures combined with dry powder, creating a sight for sore skiers’ eyes.

Known to many skiers as “champagne powder,” dry snow is less dense than wet snow, allowing them to effortlessly float down the slope as though a surfer on a perfect wave. Plentiful air pockets in the fluffy stuff make tromping on snowshoes a blast, but takes the fun out of snowball fights.

Dryness of snow is measured by a snow to liquid ratio, wet snow being about ten to one. This means for every ten inches of snowfall, there is one inch of liquid precipitation. Dry snow gets up to around 30 to one, and Sun Peaks Resort has more dry powder than they even know what to do with! But you do.

You probably want to stick to the slopes all night and day, but you know you can’t. Dream of your next run through untouched snow Sun Peaks Resort and stay at Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge, where the whole family can stay for a reasonable price! Experience the warm hospitality of Nancy Greene, Olympian and Canada’s top ski racer of the 1960’s, and her husband Al Raine. However, they aren’t the only ones fervently committed to hospitality at the lodge.

“We’re very proud of the team here at Cahilty Lodge, who take the utmost care to insure that your stay with us is comfortable, memorable and that you will love the mountain and the lodge so much that you’ll return year after year,” General Manager John Douglas said.

One step on the heated bathroom floors will have you giggling in delight after a long day on the mountain. Get first tracks on any of the 125 runs, and be back in time for breakfast, thanks to a convenient ski in/ski out location.

Getting here is as easy as a green run. Airlines such as Westjet and Air Canada Jazz fly direct routes to Kamloops, British Columbia, and from there it’s just a 45 minute drive north. Hop on the airport shuttle, or rent a car and cruise Highway 5 North. Angelic white snow, family friendly atmosphere, and mountain skiing in your backyard are all great reasons to start planning your trip now. Don’t miss out this winter!