Cat Ski/Snowboard Tour - Full Day

Cat Skiing

Blackcomb Snowmobile

Take a break from the lift lines, and enjoy a full day of backcountry skiing or snowboarding in a private 4,000 + acre ski area, with unlimited powder runs! This luxurious, custom snowcat accommodates a maximum of 12 guests and 2 guides in comfort for an unforgettable day of Cat skiing or boarding in the Brandywine Valley.

What you can expect

Tours depart the Hilton Whistler Resort at 7:45am
Read and sign waivers
Transported to our full-facility base, 10 minutes south of Whistler
Certified guides will brief each guest on backcountry safety, avalanche awareness and the use of avalanche transceivers (supplied by BPC)
A hearty lunch will be provided while on the mountain along with snacks to keep your energy up and lots of water
Guests will return to the Whistler village approx 5:00 pm

Duration

8.5 hours

To-bring

  • Wear your snowsuit, jacket or pants that you would if skiing or snowboarding on the ski hill. Goggles, warm waterproof gloves and several thin layers you can take off are highly recommended. It is strongly recommended to bring powder specific skis or snowboard, the snow is really deep and your day will be much more enjoyable with appropriate equipment

Dietary requirements

  • If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please inform upon booking

Weather requirements

  • Wear your snowsuit, jacket or pants that you would if skiing or snowboarding on the ski hill. Goggles, warm waterproof gloves and several thin layers you can take off are highly recommended. We strongly recommend you bring powder specific skis or snowboard, the snow is really deep and your day will be much more enjoyable with appropriate equipment.

Highlights

  • Terrain is steep, deep and gladed - suited for advanced and/or expert riders only
  • Each day offers an average of 6,000-8,000 vertical feet of skiing or snowboarding, and typically twice as much powder as Whistler Blackcomb
  • A full day of private 4,000 + acre ski area, with unlimited powder runs
  • Certified guides will brief each guest on backcoutry safety, avalanche awareness and the use of avalanche transceivers (supplied by BPC)
  • Hearty lunch provided

Notes

  • Skiers and snowboarders should have strong intermediate skiing ability with experience in a variety of conditions including powder, trees and steep terrain. Snowcat skiing is unlike a resort style ski area. There are no maintained runs or grooming and the snow is often very deep. Much of the area is similar to an un-groomed Black Diamond. Snowcat skiing is a backcountry experience. Snow can vary from fluff to corn and everything in between. Blackcomb Powdercats' guides try and match the groups ability level to the terrain
  • You can arrange private cat ski adventures for your ski group or family. No experience is necessary, you can even arrange for runs to be groomed with advanced notice. Your own private ski run.

Meet location

Lobby Level of the Hilton Whistler Resort - 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

Driving directions

  • Meeting area is located in the Lobby Level of the Hilton Whistler Resort.
  • Blackcomb Powder Cats has an office on the lobby level of the Hilton Whistler Resort.
  • Arrive in lobby 15-20 minutes prior to your tour time.
  • Parking is available in the Day Lots 1-4 for ~$2/hour,
  • Or you can valet at the Hilton for $20 (cash only) for the day.
  • Please allow sufficient time to walk to office meeting area prior to your tour.

Location

Restrictions

  • Need a minimum of 6 people in order to run our Cat Ski tours.
  • If you have a group of less, it will be tentatively booked until the minimum is met
  • It is mandatory for all tour participants to sign a Release of Liability and Waiver Form. Any participant under the age of 19 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf
  • Under no circumstances is any person suspected of intoxication beyond the legal driving limit in British Columbia permitted to participate as a driver or passenger in any tour. Persons denied participation will not receive a refund
  • Adventure sport activities are not recommended for individuals who suffer back or neck pain, heart or respiratory distress. Consult your physician prior to participation. Safety regulations require that Blackcomb Powder Cats not permit pregnant women to participate in cat skiing activities. All mother’s to be are welcome on our snowcat dinner tours

Cancellation / Refund

  • Tours are non refundable within 24 hours of tour departure
  • Groups on 10 or more require 72 hour notification of cancellation
  • Group cancellation with out 72 hours will be non-refundable
  • Blackcomb Powder Cats reserves the right to cancel tours due to inclement weather, foreseeable hazards, insufficient bookings or events beyond our control. Full refunds will be made or alternate dates will be offered in these unlikely events

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Number of guests allowed

2 – 12 guests

Minimum time to book before

24 hours

Comments

  • Price includes transportation to and from Brandywine base (10-15 min), a safety briefing and a short tranceiver training, for your backcountry awareness and qualified guides. Tours also include lunch, (sandwich, fruit, cookie and water), permits and entry fees, and of course loads of fun
  • All prices quoted are based on current 2017 rates and may be subject to change for the 2018 season

Regular rate

Adult (aged 19 – 85) $499.00 CAD
Youth (aged 12 – 18) $499.00 CAD

Private charter - Maximum 10 passengers

Looking for an epic day of backcountry skiing/boarding? Oh, and you only want to share it with your 9 closest friends? This full-day Private Charter Cat Skiing is just the thing!
If your group has little to no experience but would like to try this adventure, you can even arrange for runs to be groomed with advanced notice. Your own private ski run.

Price for entire reservation $4,500.00 CAD

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