BC Cat Skiing Operators


BC Cat Skiing Operators

The BC cat skiing operators are all fantastic, but they all have some unique factors. Here are a few key points on some of the cat skiing BC companies.

Big Red Cats
  • Based at Red Mountain/Rossland
  • Large tenure - great BC cat skiing for all ability levels because they run separate snowcats for intermediate, advanced, expert and uber-expert riders
  • Offer single day and inexpensive multi-day packages with accommodation
Chatter Creek
  • Based near Golden/Kicking Horse Ski Resort
  • Remote lodge with double occupancy rooms, all with ensuite
  • Multi-day BC cat skiing packages – 3 and 4 day trips
  • Massive terrain
  • Lots of alpine terrain 
Fernie Wilderness Adventures
  • Based near Fernie Ski Resort 
  • Small terrain but like a big backcountry terrain park 
  • Day cat skiing or multi-day with inexpensive accommodation
Great Northern Snowcat Skiing
  • Based at Trout Lake about 1.5 hours from Revelstoke
  • Multi-day packages & single day cat skiing from Revelstoke
  • Lodge has 8 double and 3 single rooms; all with ensuite bathrooms.
  • Popular with mature folks or others who don't need to charge hard at the powder and party it up
  • Staging area at drive-to lodge
Island Lake Cat Skiing
  • Based near Fernie
  • Luxury lodging and amenities
  • Multi-day BC cat ski packages – 3 and 4 day 

Keefer Lake Cat Skiing

  • In the vicinity of the Silver Star & Big White region
  • Deluxe lodge – all rooms with ensuite and lots of single rooms
  • 3 and 4 day multi-day packages
  • Ideal for experts with steep tree skiing its speciality
  • Staging area is at the drive-to lodge

Monashee Powdercats

  • In the vicinity of the Silver Star & Big White region
  • Well suited to new comers to cat skiing and strong intermediate powder riders.
  • Lodge is somewhat no frills.

Mustang Powder

  • Lodge near Revelstoke, all rooms have ensuite bathrooms, small number of single rooms 
  • Large terrain size
  • Option for small expert groups
  • Multi-day packages – 3, 4 or 5 days 
Powder Stagecoach Cat Skiing
  • Based at Castle Mountain Ski Resort
  • Day cat skiing
  • Ascent is partly by snowcat and partly by chair lift
  • Small terrain size but inexpensive
Retallack Cat Skiing
  • Located 1 hour north of Nelson
  • Renowned for steep tight trees
  • Well suited to strong fit riders - it tends to attract a young crowd
  • Multi-day packages with middle of the road lodging (ensuite bathrooms)
  • Snowcat leaves from the lodge and can ski back
Selkirk Snowcat Skiing
  • Located at Meadow Creek 
  • Multi-day packages with deluxe accom: 10 single and 7 double rooms, 14 ensuite bathrooms
  • Snowcat departs from the lodge (not accessed by car)
  • Fantastic all-rounder 
Skeena Cat Skiing
  • Located near Smithers (1.5 hour flight north of Vancouver) 
  • Multi-day cat skiing 
  • Incredibly unique backcountry base camp (deluxe tents; no ensuite bathrooms)
  • 20 steps from the communal tent to the snowcat
  • Huge snowfalls 
  • Relatively new operation so you might have half a chance of finding some available dates!
Valhalla Powdercats
  • Based near Nelson 
  • Day cat skiing outfit  
  • Caters well to strong skiers and snowboarders 
White Grizzly
  • Located at Meadow Creek 
  • Suited to expert riders that want max vertical 
  • Rustic lodge with ensuite bathrooms, short drive to staging area