Why Cat Skiing at Mustang Powder

Quite simply, the Northern Monashee Mountains northwest of Revelstoke, British Columbia, are arguably the best place on the planet for quantity and quality of snow. Mustang normally gets significantly more snow than any of its competitors due to its location on the Western edge of the Monashees – the storms hit us first!

Private Small GroupsThe Terrain

When it is snowing lots in southern British Columbia all operations have great powder skiing. However, it is during the dry spells when Mustang’s monstrous amount of terrain (especially north aspect terrain) will still provide good untracked powder skiing. Check out the terrain in our photo section.

Some cat skiing operations have 10-20 km of snow road adjacent to a ski hill. Mustang has exactly 443 km of snow road! Visualize how much terrain that accesses?

The Ski Program

Mustang has taken cat skiing to a whole new level. We ski 8+ hours a day early season – and nearly 9 hours with some groups later in the year, when days are longer! With our lodge located up high and in the heart of the ski terrain, there are no long morning commutes from valley bottom – just tons of skiing/boarding. We ski 18,000 to 20,000 vertical feet on a regular basis. Our big days are 22,000 to 23,800 vertical feet! We have one approach to skiing at Mustang – and our mandate is to keep the flow of the day going – and to ski lots. We have tons of terrain and we ask you to keep tracks in sight when you ski but we only VERY rarely ask you to keep tracks tight to conserve terrain. We cater to fit, strong, keen skiers and boarders. Less fit skiers can also come to Mustang, but we urge them to sit-out one or more runs each day to conserve energy and pace themselves through their holiday.

We now offer 2 different small groups programs. Having less people in the group allows them to move quicker and more efficiently through the terrain with less waiting.

Our Small Groups, Steep Chutes program is for groups of six strong and ambitious skiers and boarders. This group goes to steep and challenging runs – some of which may require a short climb with touring gear to access.

We also have our Private Cat program which gives you the chance to book an entire cat with only you and 5 of your friends.

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The Lodge

Our luxury 12,000 + sq. lodge is made from massive timbers and located just below tree line. Read more about the Mustang Powder Lodge.

The Meals

Salmon DinnerOur chefs prepare gourmet 4-course meals for supper every evening. Sandwiches are optional for lunch. We have much tastier dishes that you choose yourself and take with you in the snowcat in small tupperware containers. More about our Food and Wine here.