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Snow Safaris and Ski Areas

Our focus is on snow sports in Mighty Fraser Country's Coast Mountains, Fraser Canyon and Manning Park., Mount Baker (USA) and the world class Whistler Blackcomb area. Access to the latter is via Upper Levels Highway , a continuation of the Trans Canada, which goes right by Abbotsford Airport east of Vancouver. Our Supermap features ski areas in the Coast Mountains and Canadian Rockies,with Fly-ins to Abbotsford Airport. dvertising will include airfare packages, hotels and resorts, bed and breakfast, auto rental and more. Another feature to watch for highlights some new 'Ski Train Excursions' via BC Rail, Westcoast Express, Amtrak and other carriers.

BC Mighty Fraser Country (and USA border area)
Hemlock at Harrison: Just past Mission, close to Harrison Hot Springs
Manning Park Ski Area: On the Hope Princeton Highway.
Mount Baker Ski Area: Some claim that Mt. Baker in Northwest Washington State near the Canadian border, has the highest average snowfall in North America - 595 inches per year-

BC Coast Mountain Area
Whistler- Blackcomb Ski and Recreation Area
North America's #1 Resort: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. From Highway 1, take the Upper Level Highway to Vancouver's North Shore and continue from Horseshoe Bay on the Sea to Sky Highway.
Grouse Mountain and Cypress Ski Area: Details to come

Other Ski Areas in British Columbia
Clearwater Ski Hill: Located north of Kamloops, Clearwater Ski Hill offers a lively winter downhill program. Facilities include a new day lodge and many services to delight visitors. For more information, write Clearwater Ski Hill, Clearwater, BC V0E lN0 or call (604) 674-3848.

Harper Mountain: Just 23 kilometers northeast of Kamloops, Harper Mountain features a range of terrain suitable for all members of the family. Serviced by one triple chair lift, one T-bar and one handle tow, the mountain offers a vertical drop of 425 meters. In addition, there is a large log-frame day lodge as well as a ski school and rental shop. For more information, write Harper Mountain Lifts, 2042 Valleyview Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 4C5 or call (604) 372-2119; Snow report (604) 573-5515.

Lac Le Jeune Resort: The resort features one T-bar and one beginner tow to take skiers to five down hill runs. There are also excellent Nordic trails. For more information, write Lac Le Jeune Resort and Conference Center, PO Box 3215, Kamloops, BC V2C 6B8 or call (604) 372-2722; Fax (604) 372-8755.

Mount Mackenzie Ski Area: Blessed with snowfall averages in the 300 to 500 centimeter range, both Mount Mackenzie and the adjacent city of Revelstoke offer visitors a fabulous winter destination. Revelstoke offers visitors a variety of hotels, motels, lounges, restaurants, and shops. At Mount Mackenzie, skiers can access the hills on two double chairs serving a vertical of 610 meters. For those who wish to ski at even higher elevations, Cat Powder Skiing provides transportation to the high alpine ranges and Selkirk Tangiers Heli-Skiing takes enthusiasts onto the glaciers.

Phoenix Mountain: Ideal for families with inexperienced skiers, Phoenix Mountain features one T-bar and one beginner tow accessing nine runs. For more information, write, Phoenix Mountain, PO Box 2428, Grand Forks, BC V0M lH0; or call (604)442-2813; Snow report (604) 442-2813.

Selkirk and Monashee Ranges. The area is also noted for its excellent Nordic ski trails. For more information, write Mount Mackenzie Ski Area, PO Box 1000, Revelstoke, BC V0E 250 or call (604) 837-5268.

Tod Mountain: Located 53 kilometers northeast of Kamloops, Tod Mountain offers world class skiing. The mountain features 47 runs and caters to skiers of all ability levels. Visitors can choose from a range of accommodation choices, including on mountain accommodation, Bed & Breakfast options and RV hookups. A new recreation facility featuring an ice skating rink promises to delight all members of the family. For more information, write Tod Mountain, PO Box 869, Kamloops, BC V2C 5M8 or call (604) 372-7222; Snow report (604) 372-7224; Fax (604) 578-7223.

Whitewater Ski Resort: Situated at the base of Mt. Ymir, Whitewater boasts an average annual snowfall of 2585 m Accommodation is available at the Whitewater Inn, minutes from the mountain or in Nelson, 19 km. Nordic skiers will also find the area caters to their needs. Whitewater Ski Resort, PO Box 60, Nelson, BC V1L 5P7 or call (604) 354-4944; Snow report (604) 352-7669; Fax (604) 352-9936.

Woody Life Village Resort: Winter enthusiasts will find a full range of amenities at this property. Consisting of a main lodge and 30 log cabins, Woody Life features a swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, aerobic center and conference facilities. Skiers can enjoy five alpine runs and miles of Nordic trails. For more information, write Woody Life Village resort, PO Box 3100, Kamloops, BC V2C 6B8 or call (604) 374- 3833; Fax (604) 374-3800.

2001 Edition: WingSpan Magazine's Mighty Fraser Country Adventures Edition includes Snow Safaris
Book your advertising early.. Reach upscale passengers, airport commerce, travel agencies and aviation industry in Western Canada and USA. At departure and arrivals areas, lounges and auto rental depots, plus corporate mailings, trade shows and web site requests. Average circulation 10,000 per edition of insert, with high % of readers per copy. Large over runs expected on some editions. Bulk copies available.
Other Travel-Leisure Editions: Golf Vacations- Lifestyles/ Culture - Adventures

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