Best Après Ski on the Powder Highway
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After yet another great day on the slopes at any of the resorts on the Powder Highway in southeast British Columbia, the last thing you want to do is make boring evening choices. Do we eat fast-food, do we order in, do we just starve until breakfast? None of the above!
We checked in with a famous local who knows exactly where you should be stopping for the après ski fuel.
Sage McBride, of the internationally known Fernie band, Shred Kelly has performed and boarded at many of the Powder Highway resorts and towns. “I see a lot of food go by and am always trying what’s on the menu,” says McBride. Here are some of her suggestions.
Golden, Home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Whitewater ski resort has great music on an outdoor stage during the Beach Party Weekend at the end of the season. As for food, “Whitewater is the best ski resort food in the world. Their Whitewater Cookbooks are amazing! The Glory Bowl. Yum!” says McBride.
Whitewater calls the very unique community of Nelson home, know for its eclectic shops and the characters that keep it funky.
“Nelson is such a vibrant and artistic community to stay in. Aside from skiing it’s great to check out the stores, delicious food, The Co-op grocery store, nightlife and scenery,” says McBride.
For live music you must check out the Spiritbar. McBride says when Shred Kelly isn’t on tour, they will drive down from Fernie to Nelson to take in the incredible artists they bring in. They like to stop for the deep fried avocado taco at Cantina Del Centro. For your morning cup of caffeine, you need to stop at Oso Negro. The breakfast buns are great for starting the day, too.