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9 Ultimate Road Trips You Need To Take Before You Die

There's no excuse to not hit the open road after reading this...

Spot the rider. Photo: powderhighway.com

Length: 680 miles

Where will you start and finish? Kimberley to Fernie via Kicking Horse, British Columbia, Canada

Best time to go? Late December to March

How long will it take? Three or four weeks, but could be done in two weeks

Pack your gear, call up your favourite shredders and hit the road for the ultimate ski and snowboarding road trip.

The Powder Highway runs through the South Eastern Rockies in British Columbia, Canada. Being the birth place of heli and cat skiing, this is one of the top spots for backcountry riding.

After all, it does have nine heli-ski operators, 11 Nordic ski resorts, 15 snowcat ski outfitters and 22 back country ski touring operators littered along the route.

Fly into Cranbrook and take in Kimberley and Panorama Mountain Village via Kicking Horse and Red Mountain, before finishing in Fernie.

These mountain are also pretty famous – they featured in The Art of Flight among other epic shred flicks.

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