Travel Tips

Skiing PowderDirections to the Skyline Truck Stop

From the Kelowna Airport, guests will drive north on Highway 97 through Vernon to Sicamous. At Sicamous, you will turn right (east) on Highway 1. From there, travel 28 km. (17miles) to the Skyline Truck Stop. The Skyline is approximately two hours driving time from the Kelowna Airport. Guests driving from the east will travel 44 km. (27 miles) west of Revelstoke to the Skyline.

From Seattle or Vancouver, we recommend traveling Highway 5 (the Coquihalla) to Kamloops, then east through Sicamous on Highway 1.

All of these routes are on major highways and conditions are usually good. Current Highway reports can be found at BC Highway Report.

Travel by Plane

All guests should fly into Kelowna, BC, arriving no later than 12:00 noon the day before your trip starts. Return flights should not be booked out of Kelowna before 8:30 PM on your last day (we advise that it is best if you fly out the following morning). If you live in Canada or overseas you should fly to Kelowna via Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto. Contact the following Airlines:

  • West Jet: 1-800-538-5696
  • Air Canada: 1-888-247-2262

If you live in the USA then flying via Seattle will probably be best.

  • Alaska/Horizon Air: 1-800-252-7522

To ensure that your boots arrive with you, it is recommended that you carry them as hand luggage when traveling by airplane. If you are part of a small group the most economical way to travel to the lodge is to rent a car or mini van.

  • Budget: 1-800-268-8900
  • National: 250-765-2800, 1-800-227-7368
  • Hertz: 250-765-3822, 1-800-263-0600

Shuttle Service by Helicopter

heli1Prior to January 7 guests will go from the Skyline truck stop to the lodge via company bus and snowcat. From  January 7 to the end of the season all guests will go via helicopter (unless weather forces us to go via bus/cat).   Guests can still go via helicopter before January 7, however you would need to organize it yourself by calling:

Glacier Helicopters
Phone: 1-250-837-9569
Toll Free: 1-800-316-7790
Email: flights@glacierhelicopters.ca

For heli transfers to or from Kelowna Airport please contact Coldstream Helicopters.

Traveling Home

Mustang Bed & BreakfastIt is best to book a flight out the following morning. The stringent new security measures for guests traveling outside of Canada require arrival two hours prior to departure. Please understand that we are not able to transport guests from the lodge early to accommodate flight schedules.

The Best Western Inn, Kelowna offers Mustang Powder’s guests a corporate rate of $109.00 per night. This price is for double or single occupancy and includes a deluxe continental breakfast. Up to four adults can stay in one room at $15.00 each for the 3rd and 4th person. Shuttle service to the airport is also available. To book call 1-888-860-1212 and ask for the Mustang Powder preferred rate.

Other options for overnight accommodation include:

  • Mustang Bed & Breakfast, Revelstoke: 1-250-837-2801
  • Days Inn, Kelowna: 1-250-868-3297
  • Griffin Lake lodge Bed and Breakfast (near Back to Nature Cafe): 1-250 837-7475
  • Artist’s House Bed and Breakfast, Sicamous: 1-250-836-3537
  • Best Western, Sicamous: 1-800-485-7698

Fly and Drive?

Unless you are going to ski at resorts along the way, we discourage flying to Spokane, Vancouver or Calgary and then driving to Mustang Powder. Flying to Kelowna is the best plan. Due to the potential for delayed planes, lost luggage, avalanche road closure etc. we advise all of our guests to arrive in the area an extra day early and go skiing at one of the local resorts. Please be advised that the road between Calgary and Revelstoke is periodically closed for avalanche control work. Refunds cannot be given to guests who fail to arrive at our meeting spot in time for the bus and snowcat ride to the lodge.

Traveling time by car to Mustang Powder

  • Vancouver to the Skyline Truck Stop: 518 km, 322 miles, 6.5 hours
  • Calgary to the Skyline Truck Stop: 452 km, 281 miles, 6 hours
  • Seattle to the Skyline Truck Stop: 634 km, 394 miles, 7.5 hours
  • Spokane to the Skyline Truck Stop: 465 km, 289 miles, 8 hours
  • Kelowna Airport to Skyline Truck Stop: 158 km, 98 miles, 2 hours

Silver Star and Big White Ski Resort

Many of our guests enjoy doing a day or more resort skiing locally prior to cat skiing with us. Silver Star is the most conveniently located since it is only a one hour drive from Kelowna airport and 20 minutes from Vernon. Silver Star is best known for its dry, feather light champagne powder snow, famous to the Okanagan region. Silver Star has an excellent mix of terrain featuring groomed or gnarly and steep. The mid-mountain Victorian style village offers charming, comfortable ski-in/out accommodations for every budget. For more information visit: www.skisilverstar.com or www.bigwhite.com.

Customs and Border Information

A final decision has been made, and US citizens do now require a valid passport to enter Canada. Also remember to pack you driver’s license or photo ID, but do not pack alcohol, firearms, drugs,fruit, tobacco or meat. The officials at the border may well pry into your personal history, the purpose of your visit, and what you are bringing with you. Please be prepared for this interrogation.

U.S. Citizens: If you don’t already have a passport you will need to apply for one right away! If you do have one make sure to check the expiry date.

For more information visit the Canada Border Services Agency.