Absolutely Spectacular Operation
Buzz Hines – San Francisco – April 10, 2014
Nick and Ali, congratulations on your close of the 2013-2014 season. You run an absolutely spectacular operation; Patrick and I were beyond impressed. We were kept safe and in the powder by Chad for all four days – not an easy thing to do in late-season weather. Out of the 4 days, we had a single “survival” run. All the rest were basically untracked. Each of our three tail guides, Mike, Max and Shawn, were first rate, kept the back of the bus moving and ensured no one was left behind. It’s also good to hang back and ski with the tail guides – good fun and great lines. Cat drivers were great – Tony, Mike for the a particular difficult access w/no visibility. Jess and Megan were so professional and friendly running the front of the house. Food was incredible. Transportation in and out was impressive – on the clock and nothing forgotten/nothing broken. I booked next year for two.
Seventh consecutive year of skiing
My wife Becky and I are now going into our seventh consecutive year of skiing with Nick and Ali Holmes-Smith and Mustang Powder. We purchase an entire cat each year and share the best Powder skiing in North America with friends and employees. Mustang Powder has never let us down in quality, vertical, food or lodging. The finest wilderness lodge I have experienced anywhere in the World in any season is just up the River at Mustang Powder.
Dow & Becky Powel – Whitefish Montana
Professional guiding to ensure our safety
What brings us back to cat ski in BC from the UK again & again? This will be our 7th year! What motivates us to keep fit? Nick & Ali waiting in the Monashees in their wonderful new lodge with en suite facilities, perfect Monashee powder, great ambience, great food especially brilliant baking – pleased to hear Carla will be there!, really professional guiding to ensure our safety. Fantastic new area. We are just counting the days till our first trip of two this season. Regards to the team look forward to seeing you all again.
Sandra & Terry Sedgwick – West Sussex England
Best skiing in world in the amazing Monashee mountains
A beautiful, comfortable new lodge nestled amongst some of the best skiing in world in the amazing Monashee mountains combined with an amazing staff and the attention to detail that only Nick and Ali could put together. Great guides, fantastic food, and friendly people, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a trip to Mustang Powder!
Rick Winfield – Incline Village, Nevada
Wicked powder, open bowls, steep trees and a few drops
My friends and I have been skiing with Nick and Ali for eight years now: they have a well-run, safe operation and always make sure that everyone on the cat has the best time possible. Last year was the first time at the new Mustang Powder location – with wicked powder, open bowls, steep trees and a few drops, we had some of the best skiing I’ve ever experienced!
Stuart Parker – Fraser Lake, British Columbia
As much skiing
Our group particularly likes the attitude of the guides, who seem to want to get in as much skiing as we do, and tailor their runs to the skills of our group! And the guides use the perfect mix of skiing the most aggressive slopes, combined with a cautious effort to make sure those same slopes are stable and safe. The experience is so great that, as “Cat Captain”, I have never had trouble filling up a cat . I am so glad we now have the five day package. Three days just wasn’t enough!
Don Fitzpatrick, Kenmore, Washington
First class holiday, with excellent staff, guides and hosts
It is surprising the number of people ask us questions other than about the skiing such as: How was the food? How was the lodge? Etc. Etc. We all gave glowing reviews on every aspect of the time we had there and look forward to being able to go again. Thanks again for providing a first class holiday, with excellent staff, guides and hosts. Hope to see you in the not too distant future.
Brian Godfrey, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Everyone of your staff is excellent
My family and I just returned from our 3/24-27 session. We had a great time! What awesome terrain! The snow even cooperated. I thought you might be interested in some feedback. All I have is praise. I am particularly impressed with the staff you’ve put together. Even though you were off the mountain everything seemed to flow perfectly. Rob proved that he is the go to guy and is very polite and cordial. Marla helped us move to a quieter room at the mid session turnover. India is a gem. What a great personality! She is great with everyone. Her “crazy Aussie chick” persona goes a long way to relax the whole group. And Bruno. What an amazing personality! He can make one feel like his friend instantly. He has all the stuff I’d want in an employee. He seems responsible, diligent, respectful, motivated and he’s really fun to ski with too. I mean everyone of your staff is excellent. As a business owner who is always very interested in feedback of any kind I thought you’d be interested in hearing some from a first timer. My wife who has never catskied was absolutely blown away! That is very unusual. She expects a lot and the food, the service, the staff and the skiing delivered big time! We will be back. Thanks so much.
Bob Giswold, Seattle, Washington