New Snowcat Operation In Western Canada

White Grizzly Snowcats is gearing up for its first full season of operations. Located in British Columbia’s Kootenay Valley, it will offer small groups of skiers and snowboarders a safe wilderness powder experience on expert terrain that is accessed exclusively by snowcat.

White Grizzly Snowcats takes full advantage of sheltered terrain of the Selkirk Mountain Range that features an average annual snowfall of more than 455 inches, with the majority of that snowfall traditionally occurring during the planned operating season of December 17 to March 25, 2000.

The operation accesses 2,000 skiable acres with top elevations of more than 7,000 feet. The terrain is primarily north and east facing, including steep glades and tightly treed terrain, sprinkled with open chutes and bowls. The total vertical for the day is unlimited and depends upon the pace of the group. Most runs exceed 2,900 feet, and a group typically gets more than 14,000 vertical feet in a day.

The 2,600-square-foot lodge has been designed and built as a comfortable and relaxing place for skiers and riders to come home to after a demanding day in the mountains. The lodge houses no more than twelve guests.

By limiting the number of riders accessing the terrain, a wonderful design to accommodate groups of friends, clubs, and business associates to book the entire area for their exclusive private powder holiday is created.

A single day rate is 285 dollars including lodging, meals, guides, safety equipment, and snowcat transportation. Discounts are available for groups and multi-day packages.

For more information, contact Carole or Brad Karafil at White Grizzly Snowcats: 1-800-843-5557, e-mail:, or web site: