Mustang Powder Cat Skiing BC
Pack your snorkel and take a visit to the powder room at Mustang Powder! Mustang Powder receives the greatest average snowfall per season of any cat skiing operation in the world (with the exception of Alaska). And best of all, the snow quality is typically superb due to the BC Interior location. It's a dog life when a powderhound has to ski or snowboard such wicked snow!
Here is a short video by Peak Media to show you some of what you can expect at Mustang Powder.....
Regular Multi-Day Cat Skiing Packages
The regular packages are 3 or 4 days in duration. Prior to Xmas there are also a few 2 day trips. The packages include the guided cat skiing, use of avalanche safety equipment, accommodation, meals, and transport between the lodge and the meeting point. A variety of rental powder skis are available.
Accommodation is provided at the first class Mustang Powder wilderness lodge. All guest bedrooms have private bathrooms and there are also some single rooms available. The lodge has an outdoor hot tub where you can have a soak after an epic day of ripping up the powder, and you can get a massage to really relax.
All meals are provided as well as après appetizers. Dinner consists of a four course gourmet extravaganza prepared by the chefs using premium local ingredients. You’ll need all the energy intake you can get because you’ll be doing lots of skiing or snowboarding!
Small Groups Steep Chutes Package
This new package is ideal for fit skiers and boarders who want to ride steep and challenging terrain. Each group has two guides and a maximum of six guests, so the pace is pretty intense. When conditions allow, the terrain covered includes some white knuckle couloirs and other narrow runs.
Some of the best lines are not fully accessible via the snowcat roads, so a degree of skinning or hiking may be required. Skins and powder skis with AT bindings or a split board are required. Rentals are available.
Where is Mustang Powder Cat Skiing Located?
Situated in the Northern Monashee Mountains of BC, Mustang Powder is near Revelstoke, a mecca for cat skiing and heli skiing. The meeting spot is near Craigellachie on the Trans-Canada Highway, 44km west of Revelstoke and 28km east of Sicamous. Staff then transport guests via a bus and snowcat to the lodge.
A common gateway airport is Kelowna International Airport (142km away). There’s the option of flying via helicopter from the airport directly to the lodge, or you can rent a car to drive to the meeting point. You might want to first get the legs fighting fit at a nearby ski resort such as Silver Star
, Big White
or Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Driving from the east (e.g. flying into Calgary International airport, 465km away) is not recommended because it carries the risk of Roger’s Pass (between Golden and Revelstoke) being closed.
Cat Ski Terrain
Mustang Powder has a large tenure of over 30,000 acres (12,140 hectares). The terrain is a mix of alpine (including some glacier skiing!) and below the timberline in amongst well spaced old growth trees.
The pitch of the runs varies from moderate to steep, as well as some very steep. Skiers should be of at least strong intermediate standard (keeping in mind that fat skis will make skiing much easier), whilst snowboarders should be experts.
Mustang Powder covers lots of terrain each day and typically skis 15,000 to 20,000 vertical feet. Check out the Canada cat skiing stats
comparison. Mustang Powder has pretty impressive statistics regarding the terrain and snow.
More Reasons to Snowcat Ski with Mustang Powder Canada
Mustang Powder is a great choice if you love big dumps and plenty of face shots! The quantity and quality of snowfall in the Northern Monashee mountains is outstanding. Even if there’s a drought, quality untracked powder still abounds because the terrain is largely north facing and the tenure is vast.
Another pro of this cat ski operation is the strong emphasis on safety. In addition to a suite of avalanche mitigation strategies, they also control some parts of the terrain with explosives.
Considering the strengths of this operation, it’s no great surprise that Mustang Powder is a very popular cat ski operation. So you’d better gallop if you want a spot for this season!
For more information see the Mustang Powder