Cat-skiing was pioneered in the Selkirk wilderness, British Columbia, Canada, and continues to be the home of cat skiing with over 21 active operations. With improvements in technology, it now rivals heli-skiing in terms of both the quality and quantity of riding it provides. Not only is it cheaper, it's also more environmentally friendly too!
Enjoy endless alpine bowls and naturally gladed slopes amongst just some of the 40,000 acre of the Selkirk Mountain range. Renowned for its light, dry powdery snow and with over 60 feet of it falling annually, there is more than enough of the white stuff to go around. As if skiing and snowboarding in North America wasn't good enough, the more adventurous among us can use the snowcat to really experience that wild, untouched Selkirk wilderness.
Enjoy endless alpine bowls and naturally gladed slopes amongst just some of the 40,000 acre of the Selkirk Mountain range.
Cat operators manage and know an area well which increases avalanche safety, with feet on the ground, avalanche risks can be assessed accurately and more efficiently. Revelstoke's Mountain Resort certified and assistant ski guides have been guiding in the Selkirk terrain since the early 1980s.
Together with the avalanche forecasting professionals and patrol team at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, their guides evaluate the snowpack, on-going weather patterns and terrain on a daily basis.
With more and more people every year venturing into the backcountry the focus on safety has never been more important. To manage the risks of heading under the rope you need the right gear, thorough training, an understanding of weather and mountain environments, and experienced partners. A few days cat skiing or snowboarding in the Selkirk mountain range is the perfect crash course in backcountry safety.
Sound exciting? Take a step outside your comfort zone and join us on one of our 12 Week Backcountry Courses in Revelstoke. Train to achieve qualifications for employment within an avalanche risk management operation. Develop knowledge about backcountry terrain and start your journey to become a Heli or Cat Guide!
Check out Jamie Chalkley's first hand experience with a Snow Rehab Backcountry Course.