You must have a valid passport (check your expiry date). Any past criminal charges, including DUI, will prohibit you from crossing the border. There are no refunds if you are denied entry to Canada.
Shuttle Service by Van
If you prefer to use a van service because you are traveling other places, https://www.distinctlykelownawinetours.ca/transportation/.
Please check the internet for other companies, they continue to change their names and services.
Shuttle Service by Helicopter
You have the option of flying via A-Star helicopter (4 to 5 people) from Cherryville or Revelstoke to our lodge and return at the end of your trip with Arrow Helicopters. However, in past years we achieved only a 50% rate of completed flights due to weather so we continue to transport by bus and snowcat. It snows a lot here, so that means great skiing but unreliable helicopter access.!For more information please call Arrow Helicopters directly at 1-250-837-6288.
Please do not book your return flight before 8:00 pm on your last day of skiing. If you are traveling to the US through Seattle you will have to book a flight out the following morning. Guests will not be transported from the lodge early to accommodate flight schedules. The following is a list of possibilities for overnight accommodation including the new Four Points by
Marriott at the Kelowna Airport which offers our guests a corporate deal. Our airport shuttle can also pick up and drop off our guests at the Four Points.
The Four Points by Marriott, Kelowna Airport 1-855-900-5505 Four Points booking Book your corporate rate for Monashee Powder Snowcats This link could change, so let us know if it doesn’t work anymore.
Holiday Inn Express, Vernon 1-877-660-8550 Holiday Inn Express Vernon
Prestige Inn, Vernon 1-877-737-8443 www.prestigeinn.com
Best Western, Kelowna 1-250-860-1212 www.bestwestern.com
Days Inn, Kelowna 1-250-868-3297 www.daysinnkelowna.com
Fly and Drive
Unless you are going to ski resorts along the way, we strongly discourage flying to Spokane, Vancouver or Calgary and then driving to Monashee Powder. Flying directly to Kelowna is the best route. Please be advised that the road between Calgary and Revelstoke is periodically closed for avalanche control work.
Silver Star Mountain Resort and Big White
Due to the potential for delays and cancellations in airline travel, guests should consider a day or two of resort skiing locally prior to driving to Monashee Powder. Silver Star is the most conveniently located local ski resort since it is only a one hour drive from the Kelowna Airport and 20 minutes from Vernon. For more information about a trip to Silver Star or Big White contact:
Silver Star: 1-800-663-4431 or www.skisilverstar.com Big White: 1-800-663-2772 or www.bigwhite.com
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a 3 hour drive from Cherryville. If ski there, you will have to allow for travel time on our meeting day. (Ski there the day before we meet you, so arrive 3 days before your powder ski date)
Traveling by Car from Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle or Spokane
Distances to Vernon (add 45 minutes to get to Cherryville)
Vancouver to Vernon 426 km, 264 miles 5 hours
Calgary to Vernon! 556 km, 346 miles 7 hours
Seattle to Vernon 538 km, 333 miles 6 1⁄2 hours
Spokane to Vernon 451 km, 280 miles 7 hours
Approximate Driving Times
Kelowna Airport to Cherryville Golf & Roadhouse Cafe: 1 1⁄4 hours
Vernon to Cherryville Golf & Roadhouse Cafe:! 45 minutes (53 km, 33 miles)
Emergency Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance
Please review your medical coverage prior to your trip. It is highly recommended that all guests purchase trip cancellation and emergency medical insurance. This protects you in case of an unexpected cancellation or if a medical emergency interrupts you vacation with us.
Please follow this link for a quote from our preferred provider Lifestyle Travel Insurance Brokers: Request a trip insurance quote
You can also check your credit card insurance coverage - but the fine print needs careful reading.
American Express trip cancellation insurance is also available at a reasonable cost.
Sample Waiver (we use one that covers airbag use so you don’t have to fill in 2 waivers if you decide to rent an airbag.)