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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello, guys!

 

Would you mind recommending us a good cat-skiing op for a 5-7 day trip.

Our priorities:

 

1. Deep Snow, like real champagne  powder

2. spectacular mountains

3. big and varied area. Terrain wise we are looking for mixed type of skiing, open bowls and tree runs. But no tight trees. Ideally the trees should be nicely spaced to make consistent linked turns.

4. nice lodge, cozy and comfortable.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 6

I really enjoyed Baldface Lodge last year. You would want to book a year in advance, make your own group of twelve and stay in the chalets.

post #3 of 6

Welcome to EpicSki!

 

Here are a couple recent threads discussing cat skiing options.  Can find more easily if you use a Google search on "cat skiing epicski" instead of the EpicSki Search box.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/114405/best-cat-skiing-operator-for-intro-to-powder-skiing

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/114629/1-day-cat-skiing-red-revelstoke-or-castle

 

How big is your group?  Has everyone had experience in deep powder and/or side country or back country?

 

Have fun!

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Hello, guys!

 

Would you mind recommending us a good cat-skiing op for a 5-7 day trip.

Our priorities:

 

1. Deep Snow, like real champagne  powder

2. spectacular mountains

3. big and varied area. Terrain wise we are looking for mixed type of skiing, open bowls and tree runs. But no tight trees. Ideally the trees should be nicely spaced to make consistent linked turns.

4. nice lodge, cozy and comfortable.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

We are 2-3& All pretty decent skiers.

Thanks for the info.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

checked the threads, didn't really find the answers to my questions. From watching the videos on youtube, seems like everywhere has tight trees, billygoating type of lines. Is it true?

post #6 of 6

Mustang Powder Cats has a great reputation and their departure point is about 20 minutes west of Revelstoke but they might possibly do a pick up at your hotel in Revelstoke.

 

As previously mentioned, do not under any circumstances go cat skiing with RMR.

 

As far as light snow, the mountains in the British Columbia interior have got it, but deep snow, just like at the resorts, is a function of when and how much it snowed recently.

 

Many cat skiing operations have an operating area of around 30k acres so even if it hasn't snowed in a week they can still find you untracked settled snow that will be ankle to boot top, or perhaps some knee deep.

 

For more specific info about terrain and tree spacing, why not email a few cat operators with your questions?

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