Safety has always been our top priority, both on the mountain and in the lodge.   We have developed operating procedures with guidance from WorkSafe BC, BC Ministry of Health, BCCDC, and HeliCat Canada to provide our guests with as much “normalcy” as possible. We commit to meet or exceed Provincial Health Authority requirements while still providing the exceptional staff and guest experience we are known for.

What We're Doing

  • All guests to Selkirk Snowcat Skiing are fully vaccinated.
  • Staff and guests will undergo rapid antigen screening each tour
  • Staff and guest masked in transport
  • Schedule staff where possible to avoid overlap with guests, staff work in pods
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the lodge and in snowcats
  • Daily disinfection of all common areas in lodge and snowcats
  • Plexiglass barriers installed at bar, office and kitchen counters
  • Surgically Clean Air™ air purifiers installed in the lodge and office
  • HEPA filter air purifier installed in snowcat

What You Can Expect This Year

  • All guests must be fully vaccinated
  • Guests will be screened for symptoms and tested upon arrival
  • Guests may be tested again during their tour if required
  • The size and layout of the lodge allows for social distancing; guests wear masks as per comfort
  • Mask are worn by guests in transportation, including the first 3 days in snowcats
  • Lunch will be eaten outside the cat
  • If flu-like symptoms arise, a guest will be assessed, isolated and removed from the lodge
  • Staff will determine level of exposure to close contacts (eg: roommate, travel partner) and if necessary, they will be masked and eat separately for the duration of the tour.

What Guests Can Do to Stay Healthy

  • Follow public health guidelines and standards
  • Practice good hygiene and social distancing while traveling and during your stay
  • Wear a mask in transport if carpooling with other guests to get here
  • Be flexible and understanding when asked to follow new policies
  • For domestic travellers, take a rapid antigen test within 72 hrs before your arrival here
  • If you exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms (even mild) or have been in contact with anyone who has been ill, contact us immediately, get tested and stay home until you receive your results and you are symptom free
We had a superb cat skiing trip in the middle of the omicron surge. Everyone – the guides, the cat drivers, the cooks, the administration, the skiers – was attentive and careful. The skiing was superb, as always. With any luck, next year will be less of a hassle but of the same superb quality.

Pete C. - Jan 4, 2022

Selkirk Snowcat Skiing COVID-19 Safety Plan is subject to change based on evolving provincial and regional health orders and guidelines.