Our unique 5 day/6 night tour package provides 5 full days on the mountain. That’s five days of Kootenay powder, and six nights in our wilderness lodge. The benefit – your last ski day isn’t shortened and you can relax and enjoy après ski, dinner, and the best party of the week!

And because you spend your last night with us, you can save up to $300–$400 in additional hotel, dinner and breakfast expenses.

Ability and Fitness

In order for you to get the most out of your Selkirk
Snowcat Skiing experience, we recommend you:

  • Be in strong physical shape
  • Be comfortable skiing at a minimum black diamond
    resort level
  • Have off piste experience and comfort skiing in

Wilderness skiing is not for everybody and deciding whether you are physically capable or have the necessary ability requires serious consideration. If you have any questions or concerns with regards to your ability and the challenges specific to our terrain, please call us in advance of booking your holiday and we’ll be pleased to answer all your questions.

What to bring

Here are some of the essentials:

  • Plane ticket, passport
  • Ski / snowboard boots (packed in carry-on!)
  • Skis / snowboard, unless you are renting from us
  • Personal medications and toiletries
  • Warm, weather resistant clothes (layering works
    best). Extra gloves and goggles
  • Swimsuit for our hot tub and sauna
What not to bring
  • Avalanche transceivers, probes or shovels (we supply!)
  • Food or snacks
  • Alcohol (we have a full-service bar)
  • Boot dryers
Retail Shop

In the event you forget something, no problem, we carry the essentials.

Rental gear

We have an excellent selection of ski and board rentals in a range of lengths ideally suited for our terrain and snow conditions for $35/day. Poles are provided at no charge. *We do not rent boots, so make sure to bring your own.*

We have an excellent selection of ski and board rentals in a range of lengths ideally suited for our terrain and snow conditions for $35/day. Poles are provided at no charge.

*We do not rent boots, so make sure you bring your own.*



JJ 155, 165, 175, 185 (116mm underfoot)

JJ UL 165, 175, 185 (116mm underfoot)

Whitewalker 185 (115mm underfoot)

Magic J 180 (127mm underfoot)

ARG II UL 187 (133mm underfoot)


Pagoda 175, 185 (124mm underfoot)

Yvette 158 (112mm underfoot)

Wailer 168, 178, 184 (112mm underfoot)


Burton Fish 156, 161

Burton Moon Buggy

Jones Twin Sister

Jones Spring Break

Jones Storm Chaser

Capita Kazu

Touring Boots with Salomon Guardian MNC Bindings:

We have outfitted our entire ski fleet with the Salomon Guardian MNC combo downhill/touring binding.  Most touring boots are compatible with this binding; however, heavily rockered touring boots may not fit properly so make sure you call us if you plan to bring touring boots and rent our skis.

Shift-Type Bindings:

With this type of binding, snow tends to build up under the heel piece making locking in more difficult. This problem is magnified because we are in and out of bindings with each run. We do not recommend shift-type bindings in our mechanized environment and encourage you to rent more appropriate gear at the lodge.

Kingpin-Type Bindings:

In the interest of skier safety, effective the 2021/22 season we do not allow you to ski on Kingpin-type bindings. If guests arrive with pin bindings, they will be required to rent our skis.

When to come

When is the best snow? When is it sunny? When is the safest? The truth is, whenever you can join us!

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Local highlights

Nelson is an eclectic mountain town known for its colourful characters, and unique vibe.

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Getting here

The best backcountry is way out in the backcountry. We are located 100km north of Nelson, BC.

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"Your staff is unbelievable and of course the conditions were absolutely perfect. Next winter can’t come soon enough!”

John Burega, ON Canada