About Us

Kicking Horse Powder Tours is a independent UK based operation offering organised skiing and snowboarding holidays, throughout BC’s famous Powder Highway area, on the West Coast of Canada.

Why choose Kicking Horse Powder Tours?

The Powder Highway region is without doubt the most diverse and extensive collection of individual resorts and ski operations (Heli, Cat, Backcountry Guides) in the world and because of this, getting the very best experience out of the area is difficult to achieve alone. We have years of knowledge in this region and work with the very best operators – whether you’re just learning the sport for the first time or an expert powder skier looking for adventure, we can give you the very best solution to make your holiday the most memorable ever. We’ll save you time and hassle, not only during the minefield of booking the kind of trip you really want, but also on the ground.

Whether you’re looking for a bespoke ski and snowboarding experience, guided backcountry ski touring trips, Cat and Heli skiing adventures, specialised ski and snowboard coaching or simply a holiday in the snow without the fuss, all combined with a range of fantastic accommodation, Kicking Horse Powder Tours can help you out.

Call or email us today and we’ll happily talk you through the options and the possibilities on offer in Kicking Horse and the Powder Highway.

Why Choose Kicking Horse Resort?

Although we operate across all the resorts in the Powder Highway area, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is our ‘home turf’, and for good reason. Its extensive terrain will satisfy any level of skier or snowboarder, with well groomed slopes for cruising around on, to some of the very steepest terrain you’ll find in any ski resort in the world. Plus, there’s lots of backcountry opportunities, snowmobiling & remote mountain camp away from it all – of course, if you want some life then the resort has plenty of bars and restaurants too and our accommodation ranges from smart chalet style lodges to luxury houses, all within minutes walk of the nearest ski lift.

Kicking Horse Powder Tours is owned and operated by Richard Barker.

With over 36 years of skiing in Europe and over 16 years in Canada, Richard has been based in Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for the winter seasons since 2008. Richard is a qualified ski and snowboard instructor (he’s both CASI & BASI qualified) and focuses on skiing both in resort and in the backcountry.

Richard set up Kicking Horse Powder Tours in 2010 and works alongside some of the best instructors, off-piste ski guides and accommodation partners in the region.