Powder Stagecoach Cat Skiing
Dubbed the Powder Stagecoach, the Castle Mountain cat skiing outfit is located adjacent to the Castle Mountain Ski Resort. It’s very rare for a Canadian cat ski operation to be co-located with a ski resort, and this provides many benefits if you want to mix and match resort and cat skiing, and if members of your group or family aren’t quite ready to go cat skiing
. They can lap the groomers at the resort whilst you lap up the powder whilst cat skiing.
This is the best cat skiing in Alberta Canada. Sure there’s only one other Alberta cat skiing outfit called Kpow, but true Ca-pow (Castle powder or Canadian powder) is far superior! With the Powder Stagecoach it’s easy to feel like a powder king or queen in your own castle!
Castle Cat Skiing Terrain
The 800 acres of terrain (324 hectares) sits adjacent to the Huckleberry chair lift which is used each run to provide lift-assisted cat skiing (the snowcat provides transport for the top section) and to keep costs down. The terrain is outside the resort boundaries and is sort of like sidecountry, although it’s somewhat controlled by the patrollers including some avalanche blasting.
The terrain has a mixture of wide bowls, glades, and some chutes, and it caters to a minimum ability level of strong intermediate for skiers and advanced for snowboarders. Some runs provide 2,000 feet of vertical powder bliss, and depending on conditions and the ability of the group, you can expect to cover about 11,000 – 16,000 feet of vert for the day.
The Castle Cat Skiing terrain is blessed with about 10 metres of powder on average per season.
Cat Skiing Alberta Packages
Powder Stagecoach Cat Skiing offer single day snowcat skiing trips. Group cat skiing where you just buy a seat operates on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, although if you rent out 2 snowcats for your own posse (up to 24), you can go snowcat skiing any day of the week (pending availability).
The day package includes guided snowcat skiing with a lead and tail guide, lift pass, and use of an avalanche beacon and a pack with a shovel and probe. Other inclusions are a coffee and muffin to start the day, a bag lunch, photo presentation, and an après ski beverage whilst high-fiving an awesome day out!
For a little bit extra you can get the full royal treatment and use some fat skis to help you ski like a legend and float in the powder better.
CASTLE MOUNTAIN DAY CAT SKIING
Single-day cat skiing Adventure
From price based on single day of cat skiing per person.
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Ability: Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
Powder Stagecoach Cat Skiing offer single day snowcat skiing trips for mixed groups (where you just buy on a per seat basis) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Prior bookings are essential. More
- Full day of guided cat skiing (11,000 to 16,000 vert.ft)
- Use of avalanche safety equipment & safety briefing
- Coffee, muffin, bagged lunch & apres drink
- Single lift pass to access snowcat
Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Dec 26 - Mar 31, 2017