Valhalla Powdercats Cat Skiing
In Norse mythology, Valhalla is heaven for warriors who are favoured by the gods. Cat skiing with Valhalla Powdercats is unquestionably powderhound paradise as your prayers to the snow god Odin will definitely be heard. You won’t need to be a warrior though and fight others for fresh tracks. Valhalla is face shot heaven minus the elbows.
Where is Valhalla Cat Skiing Located?
Valhalla is situated in an area that is renowned for huge snowfalls, the Powder Triangle. BC cat skiing is fantastic, but skiing in the Powder Triangle is particularly superb. The cat ski operation is located within its namesake, the Valhalla Mountains, in the middle of the Selkirk Mountains. The morning meeting spot for Valhalla Powdercats is in South Slocan which is 20 minutes from Nelson, not far from Whitewater Ski Resort
and Red Mountain
. A big old school bus is then used to transport the group to the snowcat staging area about 45 minutes away.
The closest domestic airport is Castlegar (unaffectionately known as Cancelgar), and the closest international airport is Spokane in Washington (3.5 hours away).
Cat Ski Packages
Valhalla Powdercats offer a range of packages including single day trips, multi-day trips, as well as cat + heli + resort combo tours.
GUIDED DAY SNOWCAT TOURS
Mixed Group or Private Snowcat
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Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Come along as a solo traveler, a small group and join a mixed group or rent an entire snowcat for one or more days for you and 11 friends. No matter which way you do it this will be an amazing adventure!
Snow and Terrain
A highlight of cat skiing with Valhalla Powdercats is the quality and quantity of the snow. The area is not called the Powder Triangle for nothing! Kootenay powder is light and dry, and the snow falls in abundance with over 450 inches of snow each season. And with 21,500 acres (8,700 hectares) of terrain to choose from and only a maximum of 24 guests, the guides will have no problems finding snow without any powderhound paw marks!
The Valhalla terrain is also a major drawcard. They have steep old-growth forests as well as lots of terrain above the tree-line in alpine bowls and couloirs. The reputation of the terrain at Valhalla is well known amongst strong skiers and boarders. Valhalla Powdercats is not cat skiing for wimps!
The addition of new terrain in Caribou bowl is also a major bonus. Many of the lines here are north and east facing alpine aspects that provide super high quality powder skiing.
Each run covers 1,800 feet (549 metres) of vertical on average, with reasonably good fall line riding, making it attractive for snowboarders as well as skiers. Depending upon conditions and the group’s ability, they cover 7 to 13 runs per day.
More Reasons to Cat Ski with Valhalla
The powder is idyllic and the wicked terrain will keep experienced skiers and boarders very happy. The flexibility of packages is also a major bonus with the opportunity to combine cat skiing, heli-skiing and resort skiing in the Powder Triangle – a hat trick for powderhounds!
See our Valhalla cat skiing review
for more reasons to gather together with your fellow powderhounds for a great pow wow in the Valhallas.