Overall Rating

Powder Stagecoach - Day Cat Skiing

Powder Stagecoach - Day Cat Skiing4.5/53
Powder Stagecoach - Day Cat Skiing4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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Powder Stagecoach - Day Cat Skiing - Reviews

Powder Stagecoach - Day Cat Skiing - Reviews

Great Adjunct to Castle Mountain

POWDERHOUNDS.COM21/05/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • RiderType
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month:
    January

Great Adjunct to Castle Mountain

POWDERHOUNDS.COM21/05/2017
Cat skiing terrain to the left
Photo credit: Alan Heidel
Fun day!
A little bit tracked at the top
The snowcat had a great set-up
The Powderhounds were fortunate enough to head to the ball in a powder stagecoach! And what a ball we had! If you’re staying at Castle Mountain, definitely include a day or two of cat skiing. Or if you’re on a road trip of southeast British Columbia or the Banff area, consider adding this to your itinerary.

Powder Stagecoach isn’t your typical cat skiing operation, because it’s co-located with a ski resort and it’s only partial snowcat skiing because a chair lift is also used to gain transport up the hill. We’ve rated Powder Stagecoach against other cat skiing outfits around the world, so it may not score as well on some elements, but keep in mind that it’s a different product (and significantly cheaper).

Other pros: staying at Castle Mountain is inexpensive; Castle Mountain is uncrowded, especially on weekdays, so it makes a nice adjunct to the cat skiing; and it’s ideal for first time cat skiers and boarders who aren’t sure whether they’ll have the energy for a full day of cat skiing (you can retreat to the resort day lodge if needs be).

The main con of this operation is that there isn’t a lot of gladed tree skiing and the terrain size is small, so riding virgin snow is far from guaranteed.

You can check out our more detailed review of Powder Stagecoach for more information, and our cat skiing ratings to see how the Castle Mountain cat skiing compares to other operators.

Cheap n deep

Ryan09/02/2015
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  • Would Revisit
  • RiderType
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Home Country
    Canada

Cheap n deep

Ryan09/02/2015

Castle Mountain Resort's Powder Stagecoach Cat Skiing is simply cheap n deep. I've cat skied at a number of places including Revy, Valhalla, Monashee Powder SnowCats and heli skied at Selkirk Tangiers. All the terrain in these operations are very similar. Cruisy slopes, gladed tree skiing, open bowls up high...all the same stuff.

If you hit Castle on a good day the snow is simply unreal. You'll find that classic cold smoke champagne powder that's absolutely blower. I got pretty lucky on a blue bird pow day and about 30cm fresh.

Worth a visit and cheaper than anyone else.

Love the Powder StageCoach!

Larry Kopstein06/02/2015
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  • Would Revisit
  • RiderType
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Home Country
    Canada

Love the Powder StageCoach!

Larry Kopstein06/02/2015

A great day from start to finish when you go on the Powder Stagecoach. Starting with coffee and muffins, the briefing then up top for Avy training.

Great terrain, light and fluffy Castle snow and lots of fun. Finish it off with a beer and the photos. Epic!