Dedicated to Backcountry Safety
We are committed to top quality guest service with safety as our main priority. All our guides are trained and certified through the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA), the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and/or the Canadian Ski Guide Association (CSGA).
Selkirk Snowcat Skiing is an active member of HeliCat Canada. As members, we strive to achieve the highest standards of professionalism and safety in the snowcat and helicopter skiing industry.
You’ll be equipped
Every guest is equipped with a radio, a digital Mammut Barryvox transceiver and a pack with probe and shovel. All guests receive detailed instruction how the equipment works and practice search and rescue techniques before heading out on the first day. Each group skis with a dedicated lead and tail guide. All our guides are experienced professionals with training in avalanche hazard forecasting, snow and weather analysis, emergency first aid, mountain rescue, and ski instruction techniques.
In an emergency
In the event of an injury, most can be handled on-site with the equipment our guides carry in their packs. The snowcat carries additional equipment including an automated external defibrillator (AED), oxygen, a toboggan, spinal board, and extra probes, skis and poles.
There is continuous radio communication and checkins between the guides, snowcat drivers, the lodge and our office in Meadow Creek. In the event of a mechanical breakdown, we have a spare cat on standby so you will never miss a day of skiing or riding.