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Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - near Whistler BC Canada
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - near Whistler BC Canada
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the powder can be deep
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the powder can be deep
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - there is some lovely intermediate alpine terrain
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - there is some lovely intermediate alpine terrain
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the views aren't too shabby either
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the views aren't too shabby either
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - There is a lot of nice things to launch off
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - There is a lot of nice things to launch off
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the Pisten Bully snowcats are fast & comfortable
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the Pisten Bully snowcats are fast & comfortable
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - digging pits to check the layer stability is a daily task
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - digging pits to check the layer stability is a daily task
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - and a safety briefing and demonstration of avalanche beacon is manditory
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - and a safety briefing and demonstration of avalanche beacon is manditory
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - there are many lovely open areas amongst the trees
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - there are many lovely open areas amongst the trees
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - a free shuttle is provided from Whistler Village to Powder Mountain
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - a free shuttle is provided from Whistler Village to Powder Mountain
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - there are some nice steep lines but even intermediate skiers & riders will be able to tack these
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - there are some nice steep lines but even intermediate skiers & riders will be able to tack these
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - there is not much down-time between snowcat rides
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - there is not much down-time between snowcat rides
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the base camp lodge
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the base camp lodge
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - snowboarders love Powder Mountain due to the great constant pitches
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - snowboarders love Powder Mountain due to the great constant pitches
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the surrounding mountains are big
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the surrounding mountains are big
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - snow ghosts are part of the landscape
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - snow ghosts are part of the landscape
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the trees are very well spaced to enable you to just let it run
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - the trees are very well spaced to enable you to just let it run
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - face shots are a common occurance
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - face shots are a common occurance
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - 4,300 acres of pristine virgin snow
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - 4,300 acres of pristine virgin snow
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - how could you not have a great time!
Powder Mountain Cat Skiing - how could you not have a great time!

Powder Mountain Cat Skiing Whistler

The Whistler cat skiing outfit, Powder Mountain, is very aptly named! Whistler ski resort gets big dumps of snow, yet the Powder Mountain cat skiing terrain receives even more snow - traditionally an additional 60%! That’s music to a powder hound’s ears!

In case you’re wondering what cat skiing is, check out our overview of snowcat skiing. The essential thing to know is that it provides an amazing powder skiing or snowboarding experience with abundant lines of virgin snow.

Cat skiing has huge advantages over resort skiing, particularly when it comes to Whistler. On a powder day at Whistler you need the mantra of “no friends on powder days” and have to elbow others aside just to get a few fresh tracks. With cat skiing you don’t have to share the powder with the crowds. At Powder Mountain the small group of other cat skiers will be your friends, and with a plethora of freshies, deep powder and face shots, you can keep your elbows to yourself!

If you’ve never been cat skiing before and you can competently ride a black run, then this is the time to try it. It’s highly likely to be the absolute highlight of your Whistler ski holiday. 

Powder Mountain Cat Skiing & Boarding Packages

Powder Mountain Day Cat Skiing DETAILS
WHISTLER DAY CAT SKIING / BOARDING
Mixed Group or Private Group
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USD 406
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
If you are heading to Whistler Blackcomb it is hard to go past a day of fresh powder with Powder Mountain Cat Skiing. A typical day offers 6-10 guided runs among PM's 4,300 acres of pristine backcountry. The day includes return shuttle from Whistler Village & used of avalanche beacon. More
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  • Full day of cat skiing 6 - 10 runs (7,000 to 10,000 vert. feet)
  • 2 certified guides per cat (max 12 guests)
  • Use of avalanche safety beacon
  • Return private shuttle from Whistler village to base lodge
  • Lunch & water
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Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Where is Powder Mountain Cat Skiing Located?

Powder Mountain has a small office in Whistler Village, yet the base lodge of Powder Mountain cat skiing is at Chance Creek, which is 25km (about 20 minutes) south of Whistler. Transportation in the Powder Mountain 4WD vans leave from Village Square at Whistler.

NB Don’t get this Whistler cat skiing operation confused with Powder Mountain Utah, a ski resort.


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Whistler Cat Skiing Terrain

The 4,300 acres of Powder Mountain cat skiing terrain is across five peaks, and runs can be tailored somewhat to varying abilities, from confident intermediates to experts. Depending upon snow and weather conditions, terrain includes high alpine bowls, gentle open meadows, and steep tree runs.

The operation covers an average of 8-10 runs per day (about 7,000 to 10,000 vertical feet of powder skiing), and up to 15 runs on an awesome day. Of course, if the legs are a bit weary you can sit out a couple of runs inside the heated cat.

More Reasons to Go Cat Skiing

This Whistler cat skiing outfit is a luxurious backcountry skiing experience that has all the bells and whistles. And considering you can stay at Whistler, this cat skiing experience has the best nightlife of all cat skiing operations in the world!

Click here to see our full review of Powder Mountain Cat skiing >>

Reviews

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bill bob junior
02/06/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • RiderType
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    12-17
I be hatin

It's Not Called Powder Mountain for Nothing

POWDERHOUNDS.COM
24/03/2013
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • RiderType
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
Powder Mountain gets mountains of powder (not original I know!). We went out on a day where there was really, really deep powder; the only downside was that the snow was somewhat heavy so the fat skis were definitely needed.

Powder Mountain has a strong niche in the cat skiing market for those with limited powder riding or cat skiing experience, so if you’ve never been cat skiing before, this is the perfect place to try it. On the flip side, experienced cat skiers may find the pace a little slow.

Even though the terrain wasn’t super challenging, we had an awesome day. The guides were amazing and very charismatic. In addition to covering the safety aspects they kept everyone stoked and entertained. Riding powder is fun but they made the day an absolute blast.

For more information on the pros and cons of this operation, see our Powder Mountain cat skiing review.

Powder Mountain Cat Skiing

Mike Gleason
17/02/2013
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • RiderType
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
Myself and four friends were fortunate enough to get in a catskiing trip with Greg and his family at Powder Mountain after our Heli was cancelled due to weather. This was our first cat skiing experince and I have to say it was pretty awesome!! We got more runs than if we were on the Heli trip, and since Greg was on our cat we got some very cool photos as well. I have followed Powderhounds.com ever since this trip and I have to say, these guys, know the business and know where the best places are to go, because they actually go see for themselves.

The only reason I didn't give the terrain a 5 star is because there was so much powder and due to a big storm the night before we had to stay within some tight trees at times due to a concern with avalanches. Being a snowboarder was a little tough in 3 foot of powder and having to stop from time to time. This was a skiers paradise and if we could have got into some open bowls this day, I would give it 5 stars on the terrain.

In all, powder mountain was awesome!! I highly recommend it to anyone that goes to Whistler. One more thing, I think of myself as an advanced rider, but this was the first time I had ever been in deep powder such as the day we were here. Have fun, thanks for all the great pictures powderhounds.

So Sweet

Scott Martin
13/01/2011
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • RiderType
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
I have now been to Powder Mountain on 2 trips for a total of 5 days.... and I will return again. The guides and staff are beyond friendly.. the storytelling in the cats in between faceshot ridden drops.. had my face sore from laughing and my back leg sore from pushing my board up for air.

On both occasions there was as much powder as you could handle..and regardless of rider skill level..everyone had a blast and made lasting friendships as a result.

Powder Mountain was sooooo Sweet. I recommend it to anyone visiting Whistler who wants an experience they will never forget..

Pow

POWDERHOUNDS.COM
22/09/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • RiderType
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
The single day format at Powder Mountain cat skiing is advantageous as it offers a taste of cat skiing without committing to an expensive all-inclusive multi-day package. That the transport leaves from Whistler is also a huge bonus because your holiday can combine the joys of cat skiing with all the buzz that Whistler Blackcomb has to offer.

Of course the contrast to Whistler is also a major plus. Getting out amongst the deep pow in the backcountry, where there are no crowds and fresh lines galore is a delightful change.

Powder Mountain is a high frills cat skiing experience where you’ll get a little pampered. The area has terrain for advanced and expert riders, but Powder Mountain is very experienced at catering to strong intermediates or those with minimal powder experience. One con is the small terrain size. Another is the cost although it’s well acknowledged that a different currency exists at Whistler.

For more detailed ratings of Powder Mountain cat skiing and to see how it compares to other cat skiing around the world, see our powderhounds cat and heli ratings.