Best described as a quaint, comfortable, family operation, White Grizzly runs the best cat I've ever experienced. On top of the plush tuck and roll interior, the food on board was extraordinary and the skiing....well....pretty awesome. Just 1:30 north of Nelson in Meadow Creek, B.C., White Grizzly is easily accessible. Their lodge is more an over-sized cabin with all the comforts of home. Our group had the lodge all to ourselves (not necessarily a good idea) and really enjoyed the down times in the evening with just our own group.
In the morning, it's about a twenty minute drive to the cat pick up then off you go. What is really interesting about their skiing tenure, among other features, is that they don't get any wind. As a result, virtually all aspects are without wind-slab resulting in a more consistent, softer snowpack than most places I've skied. There is a potential drawback to that, though. Our first trip there, we happened to hit it with a warm front going through so the snow was a little wet down low. With that, there are massive tree-bombs that had built up in the lower forest that started dropping so we really needed to be careful where we skied and stopped to be sure to not be under one of those 2,000 pound behemoths when they dropped.
As for the terrain, White Grizzly caters to expert skiers. Virtually all their terrain is a consistent 40-plus degrees which tends to thin out the crowd. Brad and Carol, the owners choose to not promote their accommodations and food so much but to rather boast about their terrain and the overall quality of what we skied. It is very good.
Another interesting feature we saw while there were the flying squirrels. How often do you see these little guys? It was pretty cool to see them cruising from tree to tree while doing a little flying ourselves. All in all, White Grizzly is a bit of a unique experience and one I look forward to getting back to. Check them out at http://www.whitegrizzly.com/
Here's a video clip that better shows the White Grizzly operation: