Statistics just don’t do it justice. Sure, 12,000 acres, 78 sq kilometres or 30 sq miles is big. Almost double the ski terrain of Whistler/Blackcomb. But, like we said, statistics don’t do it justice.
First, the snow. Locals say the weather starts here. Kootenay and Duncan Lakes fuel westward storms which bump up against the mighty Selkirk Mountains, strategically located right beside the even mightier Purcells. Throw in a few large glaciers that chill it to perfection, and voila – 50 feet of snow falls on this slice of ski heaven every year. Add in minimal winds and an interior location which dries out the snow and you’ve got one of the most reliably deep snow zones in the world. Meadow Mountain provides every conceivable mountain face and aspect which allows us to ski every day regardless what Mother Nature throws at us.
A big benefit of being the first cat ski company in the biz is that we got to pick first and chose the best terrain, period. And 40 years later, our network of cat roads is extensive and beautifully laid out. The benefit to you? You spend less time in the cat and more time on your skis and boards. Meadow Mountain offers one additional surprise which other mountains can’t boast. There are both mellow and sporty lines and everything in between on seemingly every run which provides a challenge for everyone in the cat all day long.
Throw it all down on terrain that is as varied as it is spectacular. Wide open high alpine bowls, challenging steeps and chutes, well spaced glades and aggressive yet skiable trees provide a great ski experience for the advanced resort skier to the seasoned back country adventurer.