The ultimate experience off-piste – cat skiing in BC to explore epic, untracked backcountry powder!

Are you an avid skier or snowboarder looking for a new and exciting winter adventure – first tracks in the epic BC backcountry powder? Look no further than cat skiing in BC! With its vast wilderness, reliable snow, and stunning scenery, British Columbia is one of the best destinations in the world for cat skiing. 

Cat skiing, also known as snowcat skiing, is a popular winter sport that allows skiers to explore the backcountry and ski and snowboard and enjoy untracked powder snow. Read on for the top 10 reasons why you MUST try cat skiing in BC at your first opportunity: 

1. Epic Terrain

The terrain for cat skiing in BC is truly breathtaking. From alpine bowls to steep chutes, rolling glades, exhilarating trees, and long powder runs, the vastness and diversity of the terrain provide a unique and exciting skiing experience. BC’s backcountry is renowned for its challenging and varied backcountry, making it an excellent destination for advanced skiers.

2. Untracked Powder

Cat skiing allows skiers to access untouched, untracked powder snow unavailable at most ski resorts. The snow quality is typically excellent and provides a smooth and effortless ride. BC receives an average of 18 meters (60 feet) of snowfall each year, ensuring a fantastic skiing or snowboarding experience.

3. Adventure

Cat skiing is an adventure sport that provides a rush of adrenaline and a sense of excitement. It challenges experienced skiers and snowboarders to push their limits and explore new terrain, making it a uniquely memorable and rewarding experience. The sense of adventure and excitement brings adventurers from around the world to our epic cat skiing in BC.

4. Small Groups

Cat skiing often involves only small groups of skiers. Smaller groups mean less crowded slopes, more personalized service, and a better chance to explore the backcountry. At White Grizzly, we promise an intimate experience with no more than 12 guests in the lodge or in the cat at one time. Small groups also allow for more flexibility in terms of skiing routes and terrain selection.

5. Experienced Guides

Cat skiing guides are highly experienced and knowledgeable about the terrain, snow conditions, and safety protocols. They provide guidance and support throughout the trip and ensure the safety of the skiers. The guides are trained to identify and mitigate any potential hazards in the backcountry, making it a safer and more enjoyable skiing experience.

Team photo of cat skiing guides at white grizzly in front of the cat ski

6. Remote Wilderness

Ski the most incredible backcountry locations in the world! Cat skiing takes place in remote wilderness areas, away from the crowds and noise of the ski resorts. The scenery is breathtaking, and the wildlife is abundant, providing a unique and immersive experience. Skiers can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the wilderness while skiing on some of the best terrain on the planet.

7. The Snow Cat

Part of the fun of cat skiing in BC is the Snow Cat itself. The ride is part of the White Grizzly experience – an opportunity to rest, warm up, refuel, and get into the vibe, listening to music and preparing for the next epic run. We only have one cat out at a time. You and your group can enjoy the entire mountain to yourselves!  

8. All-Inclusive

Most cat skiing operators offer all-inclusive packages that include transportation, equipment rental, meals, and accommodation. In addition to five comfy en-suite bedrooms, our cosy timber lodge features a spacious area for apres ski and dining. This makes the trip hassle-free and convenient for skiers. All-inclusive packages also provide better value for money, as everything is included in the price.

Team photo of cat skiing guides at white grizzly in front of the cat ski

9. Group Bonding

Cat skiing trips are an excellent way to bond with friends, family, or colleagues. The shared experience of an exhilarating backcountry adventure – exploring new terrain and overcoming challenges – creates a strong sense of camaraderie and connection. Group bonding is one of the most significant benefits of cat skiing, and many skiers return year after year to enjoy the experience with family and friends.

10. Value for Money

Cat skiing can be expensive, but it offers excellent value for money compared to heli-skiing or skiing at a resort. The quality of the skiing, the small groups, and the personalized service make it a worthwhile investment for any avid skier or snowboarder. They can enjoy a unique and unforgettable skiing experience in one of the most stunning places in the world.

Cat skiing in BC is a unique and exciting winter experience that offers unforgettable skiing and snowboarding. Whether you are a seasoned skier or a first-time backcountry adventurer, cat skiing is a must that will leave you with lifelong memories… and a hunger for more!