Valhalla Day Cat Skiing4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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GUIDED DAY SNOWCAT TOURS
Mixed Group or Private Snowcat
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USD 372
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!
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Inclusions
  • Full day of snowcat access skiing & boarding
  • Fully guided by qualified mountain guides (max 1:6 ratio)
  • Gourmet lunch during the day
  • Use of avalanche safety gear; beacon, probe, shovel & backpack
  • Transfers to staging area to/from base near Nelson
Add-ons
  • Airbag backpack - CAD $45/day
  • Fat/skis, powder board rental - CAD $40/day
  • Powder poles rental - CAD $5/day
Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Dec 27 - Apr 04, 2019
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Valhalla Powdercats - Day Cat Skiing Packages

The terrain is 6 times larger than Whistler and Blackcomb combined and consists of alpine bowls, steep deep tree runs, challenging chutes and snow conditions (know as Kootenay Powder) at Valhalla is some of the best you will find in the Selkirk's with a 7 to 9 metre annual snowfall of dry fluffy powder.

Your day with Valhalla Powdercats starts at their base office by 7:30 am where you will sign your waiver, set up skis and enjoy some morning treats before getting on our bus. Their office is located at 987 Dogwood Dr. South Slocan, BC V0G 2G0, at the corner of HWY 6 and 3A (about 15 minutes drive from Nelson). You will need to have your own vehicle to get to their base office where they have plenty parking space to safely leave your wheels for the day while skiing or riding deep pow. From here you will be driven to the snowcat staging area for your magic carpet ride to your first run.

Depending on snow conditions and the speed of the group, a typical day can be anywhere from 7 to 11 runs of powder heaven.

A gourmet lunch is included on the mountain during the day. Guests are supplied with avalanche safety gear including beacons, and backpacks with a probe and a shovel per person and you will be given instruction on how to use them in the unlikely event of an avalanche.

Valhalla Powdercats operate 2 Piston Bully snowcats each capable of carrying 12 guests and 2 guides. You will be guided by a qualified guide in a maximum group of 6 guests to each guide.

Ability & FitnessYour skiing or riding skills should allow you to ski most expert trails at ski areas in a variety of snow conditions without falling. This is wilderness skiing which means snow conditions vary from day-to-day and storm-to-storm. There are no groomed runs so you must be comfortable with traversing and skiing or riding in all types of snow including powder or its less forgiving variations. We are looking for keen skiers and boarders that want to ride all day long.

Fitness is as important as ability. No matter how strong your technique, a day of skiing our terrain can be frustrating if you are out-of-shape. Why waste your important quality time gasping instead of grinning? Being rested and in good physical condition for this adventure is important for both a pleasant experience, and safe one.

Accommodation

These packages do not include accommodation however Nelson is the ideal base for a day or more with Valhalla.

If you need accommodation whilst in Nelson, check all available options here

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2018/19 Rates
   Early Season
Dec 26 - Jan 15
 High Season
Jan 16 - March 15
 Late Season
March 16 - April 4
 Day Rate*  $490  $580  $490
 2 Days*  $980  $1,160  $980
 3 Days*  $1,470  $1,740  $1,470
 4 Days*  $1,930  $2,290  $1,930
 Private Charter**  $5,220  $6,370  $5,220

  • *Price is per person
  • *Price is per snowcat per day with 2 guides & up to 12 guests
  • Prices are ex 5% GST & ex $4/day land tax
  • Payments are in Canadian dollars
Inclusions
  • Full day of snowcat access skiing & boarding
  • Fully guided by qualified mountain guides (max 1:6 ratio)
  • Gourmet lunch during the day
  • Use of avalanche safety gear; beacon, probe, shovel & backpack
  • Transfers to staging area to/from base near Nelson
Optional Extras
  • Airbag backpack - CAD $45/day
  • Fat/skis, powder board rental - CAD $40/day
  • Powder poles rental - CAD $5/day
Not Included

Valhalla Terms & Conditions

Valhalla Powder Cats (VPC) accept Cash, Cheque, Credit Card (Visa & MAstercard), Bank Draft or Bank Wire payments. They highly recommend a wire transfer or by cheque as the fees are less for both parties.

BOOKING POLICY

Deposit
A 50% deposit is required to reserve your trip.

Full Payment
Full payment is due 90 days prior to your trip

Late Payments
If you do not pay your final payment on time, VPC reserve the right to sell the seat. Unpaid bookings may be cancelled without notice. VPC always use the same credit card on file to run each payment, unless they hear from you in advance not to do so. If you require them to refund a pre-agreed upon credit card charge, you will be responsible for the 3% credit card fee that they will have to pay to refund the card.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All deposits are non - refundable.
  • If you cancel more than 90 days before your trip, your deposit is non-refundable, but is transferable toward any new trip up to the end of the following season. It may not be used toward someone else’s payment on the same trip, but may be transferred to someone else purchasing a new booking.
  • If you cancel within 90 days of your trip, all money on account is non-transferable and non-refundable. For this reason we strongly suggest that all guests purchase cancellation insurance (see below).
  • If you cancel within 90 days of your trip and have paid in full for your trip, and if they find a replacement for your seat, you will a get 75% credit of what they can sell the seat for put toward another trip, valid only until to the end of the following season. Otherwise all money is non-refundable as per above.
  • Guests who cancel do have the option of finding a replacement to fill their seat. VPC will accommodate this at no extra charge if the guests transfer funds amongst themselves. All money on account will be transferred to the new person’s trip payment and will not be refunded to original seat holder.
  • Trip dates may be not be changed within 90 days of the trip.
  • No refunds are given for cancellations of any kind.

REFUND POLICY

  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of any trip, resulting from late arrival or early departure, for extra transportation costs or for any other reason.
  • No refunds for down days, for late skiing departures and/or early returns.
  • No refunds for accommodation or meals NOT used.
  • If you miss days either from illness, injury or other you will NOT be refunded for the time missed.
  • In the rare case that skiing must be cancelled due to mechanical failure or severe weather issues, Valhalla Powdercats will provide ski credits ONLY for the time missed, which may be applied to another ski day(s) and is valid for up to two years from the date of cancellation. This credit is also transferable to another person.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

VPC strongly recommend that you purchase both cancellation and medical evacuation
insurance.