Your catskiing experience starts with a short cat ride to beautiful Meadow Mountain Lodge tucked away at 4200 feet in the Selkirk Mountains. There you have exclusive access to outstanding ski terrain almost double the size of Whistler Blackcomb. This spacious mountain hideaway offers panoramic views of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains with all the luxuries of home. Each day you will be transported in comfort to the surrounding peaks to sample spectacular wide open high alpine bowls, challenging steeps and chutes, well spaced glades and aggressive yet skiable trees.
Our exclusive 5 day/6 night tour package provides 5 full days on the mountain so your last ski day isn’t shortened and you aren’t hustled off unceremoniously as we’ve heard happens in some places. And because your last night is spent with us, you still get the benefits of apres ski drinks and food, dinner, and the best party of the week! And, there is a financial benefit, too. Since you’re spending the night with us and not in Nelson, you’ll save hundreds on a hotel, dinner and breakfast.
We ski from 8:30 am to 4 pm and have no vertical limits. Snowcat skiing is not weather dependant so we are able to access our entire terrain even during the most epic snowfalls. Guests ride in a heated cab and the short ride between runs is just enough time to catch your breath, share a laugh and wipe your goggles free of snow. Lunch is served in the cat between runs and consists of creative sandwiches and wraps with an assortment of fruit and veggies. A home baked dessert comes next with tea made from our secret recipe. (we’d tell you, but then we’d have to kill you (only with kindness!) Additional snacks are available any time during the day.
As each group skis with a dedicated lead and tail guide, you cover a lot of terrain every day. You should expect to ski between 15,000 – 18,000 vertical feet of dry untracked Kootenay pow each day. Last run of the day is often a 4,200 foot descent from the summit of Meadow Mountain right to the front deck of the lodge where a crackling fire, appetizers, music and drinks await. And of course, this is the time when the best stories are told and friendships forged!