Our Location

White Grizzly Cat Skiing Lodge is located in Meadow Creek, BC, just off Highway 31, at the north end of Kootenay Lake. There are two ways to reach Meadow Creek, following the highway south from Revelstoke, or north from Kaslo. A large section of road from Revelstoke is unpaved, and the highways in both directions travel through mountain passes where winter storms can come on suddenly. The roads are well maintained, however, they are sometimes covered in compact snow or ice. We strongly recommend that you bring a 4-wheel drive vehicle to come snowcat skiing here.

Detailed Travel Information

Flying into Spokane, Washington

For most international guests, flying into Spokane, Washington is the most common route. There are easy car rental options (make sure you get at least AWD with chains) and many airport hotels if you arrive late. From Spokane you can drive north 2.5 hours to the Nelway border crossing (currently 8am-8pm coming INTO Canada and 8am-4pm LEAVING Canada) or alternatively the Patterson border crossing, which is open 24hrs a day. From there it is a 2.5hr drive to White Grizzly Lodge via Nelson.

The route from Nelson winds along the shores of Kootenay Lake, through the picturesque town of Kaslo (well worth a stop!) and is easily the most beautiful drive in the Kootenays.

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Flying domestically within Canada

  • If you wish to fly in from within Canada we recommend landing in either Kelowna or Cranbrook, and renting a vehicle (AWD with chains). Both routes can take you via ski hills on the way!
  • We DO NOT recommend flying into Castlegar airport, as flights rarely get in during the winter.

Extend Your Trip

Nelson info

We love Nelson! Just 1.5 hours from the lodge, this is a great pit stop both on the way to us or on the way home. Whitewater Ski Resort offers a fantastic warmup and it is possible to ski the morning, leave around 1pm and be at White Grizzly lodge between 4-6pm the day before your first day of cat skiing. We offer discount packages to our guests for The Savoy Hotel and The Lakeside Prestige, which are both located downtown and within walking distance of Nelson’s great eating and drinking establishments.

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Revelstoke info

Revelstoke is also a popular stop en route. It offers the awesome Revelstoke Mountain Resort, with many great hotels and eating options. Allow 4 hours travel to us from Revelstoke and be aware that the Trout Lake Road (Highway 31) from Galena can be closed due to avalanche control and is a winding, often unplowed dirt road. We recommend Highway 6 to New Denver across to Kaslo instead.

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Checkout from White Grizzly

On selected trips we offer an additional night’s stay after your last day of skiing (CAD285 per person), with apres, dinner and breakfast included. Alternatively, guests are expected to depart immediately after skiing on their final day. Most guests choose to drive to either Nelson or Revelstoke before heading onto their next destination.

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