At Selkirk Snowcat Skiing the health and safety of our staff and guests has and always will be our top priority.  Our mandate is to meet or exceed Provincial Health Authority requirements to protect everyone and continue to deliver an unparalleled ski experience.

Below please find FAQ’s:

How Selkirk Snowcat Skiing has been operating during the pandemic?

With guidance from Work Safe BC, Ministry of Health, HeliCat Canada and BC tourism organizations we have established operational guidelines on how to run the various parts of our business which include increasing sanitation, implementing food service and transportation protocols and complying with all provincial public health orders as they arise.  We were in full operation in 20/21 with zero cases or outbreaks of any infectious diseases. 

What Safety Precautions Are You Taking To Protect Guests And Staff?

  • Enhance cleaning in the lodge, office and snowcats  
  • Conduct a screening questionnaire upon arrival at the farmhouse/office  
  • Take the temperature of each guest and staff prior to transport to the lodge 
  • Rapid test guests on arrival and during the tour if necessary
  • Provide masks or face shields when required or requested  
  • Install additional hand sanitizing stations at the farmhouse/office, lodge and in the snowcats  
  • Install a plexiglass shield at the bar
  • Install medical grade air purifiers in lodge, office and snowcats
  • Mandatory double vaccination of all guests
  • Mandatory masks in transport vehicles, including snowcats

For the health and safety of our staff:

  • Staff will work in pods for the duration of each tour, as much as possible
  • We will minimize non-essential lodge staff and guest overlap
  • Staff will have 2x per-tour rapid antigen nasal testing
  • Staff will wear masks at all times indoor and during transport
  • All staff will have and be familiar with our detailed and department-specific Internal Infectious Diseases Plan
  • Guests who test positive upon arrival are not permitted at the lodge
  • Guests who have carpooled unmasked with someone who tests positive at the farmhouse are not permitted at the lodge unless they can provide verifiable proof that they have had Covid within 90 days prior to their arrival at the farmhouse
  • Guests who are symptomatic will be assessed, tested and likely removed from the lodge

What can guests do to remain healthy and protect the safety of others?: 

  • For peace of mind, we recommend you get tested before you arrive
  • Practice good hygiene and social distancing while travelling
  • Wear masks if carpooling
  • Avoid crowds and social events before your trip
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Be flexible and understanding when asked to follow new policies
  • Use common sense 
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (even very mild) or have been in contact with anyone who has been ill, get tested and stay home until you receive your results
  • Seek medical advice when required