Cat Skiing in British Columbia

Cat-skiing has been around for over 30 years, utilizing ski hill grooming machines to shuttle ski and snowboard guests into the backcountry. A ski group will consist of a lead guide, a tailguide, the cat driver and usually 12 guests. Ski lodges require a network of snow roads that can be used all winter long, and this gives guests prime access to some of the best powder on the mountain. Guests are dropped off at the top of the run and then the cat will head back down the mountain, and meet the skiers at the bottom. Then you’re off to your next location.

As technology has been improving, cat-skiing rivals heli-skiing in terms of the quality and quantity of skiing you can experience. Cat-skiing is available in two varieties: day skiing and remote, multi-day ventures.

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Big Red Cats

Location: Rossland, BC

Operation type: Single and multi-day trips

Rates: $299 to $499 per day

Terrain area: 8 mountains and 19,300 acres

Number of snowcats: 4

Website: http://www.bigredcatskiing.com

Phone: 250-362-2271

Valhalla Powdercats

Location: Nelson, BC

Operation type: Single and multi-day trips

Rates: $395 to $550 per day

Terrain area: 25,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 2

Website: http://www.valhallapow.com

Phone: 1-866-722-7669

Island Lake Catskiing

Location: Fernie, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $730 to $987 per day

Terrain area: 7,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 3

Website: http://islandlakecatskiing.com

Phone: 1-888-422-8754

K3 Catskiing

Location: Revelstoke/Sicamous, BC

Operation type: Single and multi-day trips

Rates: $440 to $540 per day

Terrain area: 33,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 1 to 3

Website: http://www.k3catski.com

Phone:
Sicamous: 250-836-2275
Revelstoke: 250-837-5100

Mustang Powder

Location: Revelstoke, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $700 to $1,250 per day

Terrain area: Over 30,000 acres and 443 kilometres of snow roads

Number of snowcats: 4

Website: http://www.mustangpowder.com

Phone: 1-888-884-4666

Selkirk Snowcat Skiing

Location: Meadow Creek, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $1,040 per day

Terrain area: 19,200 acres

Number of snowcats: 2

Website: http://selkirksnowcatskiing.com

Phone: 1-800-799-3499, 1 (800) 843-5557

White Grizzly Catskiing

Location: Meadow Creek, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $550 to $850

Terrain area: 11,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 1, as well as 1 back up and 1 dedicated for road building

Website: http://www.whitegrizzly.com/en

Phone: 1 (800) 843-5557

Backcountry Snowcats

Location: Pemberton, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $650 to $775 per day

Terrain area: 15,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 1

Website: http://snowcats.ca

Phone: 604-894-7669

Baldface Lodge

Location: Nelson, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $640 to $1,040 per day

Terrain area: 32,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 3

Website: http://www.baldface.net/trip-info/

Phone: 250-352-0006

Blackcomb Powdercats

Location: Whistler, BC

Operation type: Single day

Rates: $499

Terrain area: Over 4,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 1

Website: http://blackcombcatski.com

Phone: 604-932-8484

Cariboo Snowcat Skiing

Location: Valmont, BC

Operation type: Single or multi-day trips

Rates: $325 to $385

Terrain area: 4,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 2

Website: http://www.cariboocatskiing.com

Phone: 1-866-766-9228

Chatter Creek

Location: Golden, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $615 to $935 per day

Terrain area: 58,111 acres

Number of snowcats: 3

Website: http://chattercreek.ca

Phone: 1-877-311-7199

Fernie Wilderness Adventures

Location: Fernie, BC

Operation type: Single or multi-day trips

Rates: $350

Terrain area: 3,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 3

Website: http://www.ferniewildernessadventures.com

Phone: 250-423-6704

Great Northern Snow-cat Skiing

Location: Trout Lake, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $783 to $915 per day

Terrain area: 19,200 acres

Number of snowcats: 1

Website: http://www.greatnorthernsnowcat.com

Phone: 1 (800) 889-0765

Monashee Powder Snowcats

Location: Coldstream, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $550 to $850

Terrain area: 17,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 2

Website: http://www.monasheepowder.com

Phone: 1-866-678-7669

Powder Mountain Catskiing

Location: Whistler, BC

Operation type: Single or multi-day trips

Rates: $499

Terrain area: 4,300 acres

Number of snowcats: 2

Website: https://powdermountaincatskiing.com

Phone: 604-932-0169

Retallack Catskiing

Location: New Denver/Kalso, BC

Operation type: Lodge, multi-day

Rates: $648 to $928 per day

Terrain area: 9,500 acres

Number of snowcats: 2

Website: http://www.retallack.com

Phone: 1-800-330-1433

Revelstoke Catskiing

Location: Revelstoke, BC

Operation type: Single day

Rates: $300 to $475

Terrain area: 1,200 acres

Number of snowcats: 1

Website: http://www.revelstokemountainresort.com/lessons-activities/cat-skiing

Phone: 1-866-373-4754

Skeena Cat Skiing

Location: New Hazelton, BC

Operation type: Multi-day

Rates: $800 to $1,200

Terrain area: 32,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 1

Website: http://www.skeenacatskiing.ca

Phone: 1-250-842-3333

Wildhorse Catskiing and Powder Mining Co.

Location: Ymir, BC

Operation type: Single or multi-day trips

Rates: $275 to $395 per day

Terrain area: 14,000 acres

Number of snowcats: 1

Website: http://www.skiwildhorse.com

Phone: 250-358-7277

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