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Valhalla Day Cat Skiing

Valhalla Day Cat Skiing4.5/58
Valhalla Day Cat Skiing4.5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
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GUIDED DAY SNOWCAT TOURS
Mixed Group or Private Snowcat

Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
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Head to Valhalla 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. Amazing terrain with plenty of steeps! Located near the town of Nelson & Whitewater Ski Resort.
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Valhalla Cat Skiing Packages

Valhalla Cat Skiing offers day packages, so you can flexibly include snowcat skiing in your trip to the Nelson area or the Selkirk Powder Triangle. Snowcat skiing is pretty addictive, so you might need to incorporate more than one day of Valhalla Cat Skiing into your itinerary. The only downside is that you can’t be spontaneous, as Valhalla Powdercats tends to book out well in advance.

Each day, Valhalla Powdercats operate two snowcats that carry 12 guests and 2 guides. Depending on snow conditions and the speed of the group, a typical day can offer from 7 to 13 runs which can equate to 13,000 to 18,000 vertical feet of powder heaven.

Lunch is included on the mountain during the day including wraps or sandwiches and homemade treats, as well as snacks, hot drinks and water. Coffee and a light breakfast are also provided in the morning.

Each guest is supplied with avalanche safety gear including a beacon, and backpack with a probe and a shovel, and you will be given instruction on how to use them in the unlikely event of an avalanche.

To make the most of the deep powder you can rent powder skis at Valhalla as well as poles with powder baskets, snowboards, and avalanche airbags.

See the Valhalla Powdercats overview page for general information including location. Also see the Powderhounds Valhalla Powdercats review.

Itinerary

Your day with Valhalla Powdercats starts at the base office at 7:30 am. The office is located at 987 Dogwood Dr. South Slocan, BC V0G 2G0, at the corner of HWY 6 and 3A (about 15-20 minutes drive from Nelson). You will need to have your own vehicle to get to the base office where there is plenty of parking space to safely leave your wheels for the day while skiing or riding deep pow. If you haven’t pre-signed it, you will sign your waiver, set up skis as required, be provided with avalanche safety gear, and enjoy some morning treats before getting on the bus.

From the office you will be driven in an all-terrain bus to the snowcat staging area where you will board your magic carpet ride (aka the snowcat).

After a short snowcat ride, your guides will run you through a comprehensive safety briefing and you’ll work with transceivers, probes and shovels. If you’re lucky enough to be doing more than one day of Valhalla Cat Skiing, on subsequent days you’ll go skiing/riding whilst others are doing their day 1 safety session.

Snacks and lunch will be eaten in the snowcat between runs. The finishing time for the cat skiing will be partly dependent on the time of the season, and you have the option to have some celebratory drinks on the ride down in the snowcat and/or the return bus trip to the office.

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

2019/20 Rates
   Early Season
Dec 26 - Jan 15
 High Season
Jan 16 - March 15
 Late Season
March 16 - April 4
 Day Rate*  $590  $680  $590
 2 Days*  $1,180  $1,360  $1,180
 3 Days*  $1,770  $2,040  $1,770
 4 Days*  $2,360  $2,720  $2,360
 Private Charter**  $6,490  $7,480  $6,490

  • *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)
  • Lunch, snacks, beverages, light breakfast
  • 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
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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.