Powder Mountain Day Cat Skiing - Reviews

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.