Snowmobile Safety On Meadow Mountain
Each December 1st, Selkirk Snowcat Skiing commences operations on Meadow Mountain for the coming ski season.
In accordance with a Provincial Government Order in Council, officially called “Prohibition No. 9,” limiting public access to specific areas of Meadow Mountain during the cat skiing season, Selkirk enacts a Signage Plan to inform other backcountry users of the safe and permitted routes in and out of the “Back Meadows” which have been designated for winter public use.
To read a PDF copy of Prohibition No. 9 – CLICK HERE.
Each year we post signage designed to identify:
• snowmobile access routes
• snowcat roads
• ski terrain closed to the public.
The restriction ends April 16 of each year.
The Signage Plan is carried out with the support of HeliCat Canada, the BC Snowmobile Federation, Nelson Snogoers, the Province of British Columbia and the residents of Kaslo and the Lardeau Valley. It is targeted at the safety of all mountain users.
Compliance with the Signage Plan is essential to our safe and continued operation:
• Snowcat trails are steep, winding and dangerous.
• Many are narrow and one way only.
• Indiscriminate use could result in serious injury or death.
These are examples of some of the signage erected at key points around Meadow Mountain:
40+ Years of Local Safety, Local Employment, Local Success
Selkirk Snowcat Skiing is in its 5th decade of providing the ultimate wilderness ski experience. We also provide significant local employment and economic benefits within the community. Our continued success is contingent upon our ability to provide our guests with a consistent and reliable ski experience and a safe holiday on the mountain and in the cat.
We appreciate your cooperation and efforts to educate and inform visitors to the area.