What’s New at Mustang Powder?

Bar, lounge and sitting area

Our new addition to our sitting room. We made the patio smaller and there will is a new bar, office and merchandise area.

Guests RadioNew radios

We upgraded the radios given to each guest for their trip. The new radios provide greater range and the ability to directly contact our base.

TripAdvisor Reviews

One of the reviews on www.tripadvisor.ca: I’ve been cat and heli skiing for a decade or so and can authoritatively say that Mustang is at the top of its game.Skiing is everything an enthusiastic powder skier wants. Terrain is outstanding. Staff on the mountain and in the lodge are superb: efficient, friendly and, just a little important on the mountain, oozing competence.

Inside SnowcatThe Best of Catskiing

Mustang Powder was voted the best of catskiing in 2011! The criteria were:

  • Vertical per day and per run
  • Number of runs per day
  • Average snowfall
  • Terrain acreage
Run called Kissing Cousins

Small Groups, Steep Chutes

The Small Groups, Steep Chutes program is no longer brand new but a lot of people are still not familiar with it. Check out the Small Groups, Steep Chutes section of our website for more details. If you are a strong skier/boarder who enjoys steep challenging terrain and isn’t afraid of a little ski touring, then this snowcat is definitely where you want to be.

Hot tub location

The hot tub is now on on the roof of the sitting room – with a most amazing view and easy access from the guest bedroom wing. Due to popular demand we have also added jets. Guests no longer have to walk outside in the snow – they merely go out on the top deck and climb in.

_DSC7061-copyNew Sauna

Due to popular demand we have also built a sauna. The sauna is located on the ground floor immediately outside the guest bedroom wing. It will comfortably sit about 6 guests.

Private Cats

About fifteen years ago some heli-skiing companies began using smaller helicopters to cater to small private groups, thus revolutionizing the industry. Mustang Powder is now utilizing this concept in catskiing. It started six years ago with the introduction of our Small Groups, Steep Chutes program, and now continues with the introduction of our new Private Group program. Yes, it costs more. But the benefits will make the upgrade worthwhile.

Helicopter access from Jan. 5 onwards

Prior to this date we will do the normal bus/cat routine to access Mustang lodge from our Skyline Truck stop meeting place. From January 5 onwards guests will arrive about 1 hour before their flight time, and then take an 8 minute helicopter flight to the lodge. This costs an additional $160 for the return flight. However, during our first fill season of flights last year, most guests loved this new mode of travel. Guests will get details of the helicopter transfer program in their information packages due out this autumn.

Mustang by Numbers

  • 32,000 acres of terrain
  • Size of lodge: 13,000 sq. ft.
  • 443 km of snowcat road – by far the most in the cat skiing industry
  • 123 day cat skiing season – the longest in the cat skiing industry
  • 30 guests in the lodge
  • 60 ft. of average annual snowfall
  • 25 person staff
  • 5 snowcats (4 guest cats, 1 road builder cat)
  • 2 dogs – Cooper and Stella
  • 2 pigs – Barack Obama and Donald Trump
  • 4 course suppers
  • 126 different wines on our all BC wine list (one of the biggest all-British Columbia wine lists anywhere)
  • 11 different types of rental skis
  • 32 km from nearest highway
  • 13 years in operation
  • Number of Owners:  One.  Mustang Lodge is a family owned/ operated business – started, and still owned by Ali and Nick Holmes-Smith.Stella in the snow