Squamish Cat Skiing
Squamish Cat Skiing & Snowboarding is an experience of a lifetime, nothing beats untouched powder with a small group of friends in the beautiful Coastal BC mountains. We are blessed with epic backcountry skiing so close to the city, and hit with deep powder due to the pacific storms. Booking a squamish cat skiing trip allows you to be a world away, so close to the Vancouver.
Squamish is the perfect place to stay for your next Cat Skiing Trip, with our mild weather at sea level, you can ride powder in the morning and golf in the afternoon!
When it snows in Whistler, it snows even harder at our Squamish Cat skiing location just 20 minutes north. We traditionally get double to triple the snow from a storm cycle than Whistler Blackcomb. That means if you want to ski or ride powder on your trip to Whistler, you want to book a Squamish Cat Skiing day.
Stepping out of the snowcat at the top of the run, whether it’s your first time ever in a snowcat or your 100th trip, seeing all that powder with no one around to track it up other than you and the other people in your group is something you’ll remember forever. If you are looking for a more pivate expereicnce check our Squamish Heli – Skiing options
Our Squamish cat skiing operators just purchased new and improved cats for a faster and more comfortable trip up the mountain. The new cats are so fast that their old “fast cat” the Pisten Bully 280 was sold last year because it just couldn’t keep up. They wanted everyone to have the same experience, epic powder skiing from a Pisten Bully 300.
It’s also nice that the Pisten Bully’s offer superior comfort and reliability when it comes to getting up the mountain to get the untracked snow. The cats have bucket coach seats in all our passenger cabins. The bucket seats really let you relax on the way up the mountain in between runs. It’s amazing how much less energy you use over the course of a day not having to hold on to the seat in front of you and just settling back into your seat. Some guests said it made their day. Every one said they had more energy to ski. That was cool, we just wanted them because they were more comfortable. Classic!
To ensure that your ride up is as comfortable as your run down is fun, the passenger cabins are especially designed for your group of 12, 2 guides and photographer. The cabins are heated so even on the coldest day, catskiing is a warm fun powder adventure. When it’s minus 20’ and the snow is a good as it will ever get, having a heated 10-15 minute ride up for your next run will make you ready to really charge on each run. It might ruin you on chairlifts and t-bars forever. With the cabin’s big windows, you get the best view of the surrounding peaks that have made this part of the world legendary
Coast Mountain Weather and Climate
The Coast Mountains around Squamish receive some of the highest precipitation in North America, due to the moist air and storms off of the pacific ocean. Precipitation falls heavier in the winter months from November to April, The best part of this is powder at higher elevations!
The temperature between the lowland coastal areas and the high alpine is usually in opposite, with warmer and mild winters experienced in Squamish, while elevations above the treeline remain below freezing in the winter months. It is important to keep an eye on the freezing level, as this fluctuates frequently across different elevations. Extremely cold temperatures do occur but are rare in the coastal mountains.
Snow Conditions :
The typical snow climate in higher elevations is characterized by frequent snowfalls, and soft deep snow is the norm. All conditions are possible, but we are lucky generally have good to excellent snow conditions in the coast mountains surrounding Squamish BC.
Cat Skiing season begins in December and goes to April, weather permitting.
Your safety is our prime concern for your Squamish cat skiing tour. Our trusted operator constantly monitors snow and weather conditions throughout the day so you can be as safe as possible in the backcountry. Everyone wears a transceiver and is trained to use it during our safety orientation session.