Skiing, Safety and good Service
We provide cat skiing in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia. Deep untracked powder skiing, a comfortable remote mountain lodge, over 30,000 acres of terrain, 443 km of snow roads, incredible gourmet food, an extensive BC wine list, and a hot-tub under the stars. That’s exactly what is in store for you with a cat ski adventure at Mustang Powder.
We are not a regular cat ski operation. We have a ridiculous amount of usable ski terrain and consequently offer guests a unique and exclusive experience. We now have 3 different ski programs at Mustang.
Imagine a large comfortable passenger cab for just you and five or six of your friends. We believe that our private group program is the finest cat skiing experience on the planet.
You can ski steep or gentle, quickly or slowly – the choice is yours. Once again, Mustang is taking cat-skiing to a new level. Read more about Private Group Cat Skiing.
Small Groups, Steep Chutes
In 2010/2011 we added a “Small Groups, Steep Chutes” program to the roster – a third snowcat with only 6 guests skiing big, steep, challenging and interesting runs, with some ski touring.
The program has been a great success with a lot of first descents and sweet couloirs. Find out more about our Small Groups – Steep Chutes program.
Regular Cat Skiing
You have the choice of forming a full group of 12 of your friends, or booking as a solo, couple or small group – and we will slot you into a cat with other guests.
We cater to the Strong, Keen Skiers and Snowboarders
Please be aware that even in the regular cat skiing program our policy at Mustang Powder is to cater to the strong, keen skiers and snowboarders. You should be, at minimum, a very strong and fit intermediate skiier.
All snowboarders and telemarkers MUST be experts and must be very fit. Less skilled or less fit guests may be asked to sit out steeper runs or take rest breaks by riding down in the front of the snowcat with the driver so they don’t hold up the group.
Many Heli and Cat operations cater to the casual ski crowd who ski just a little each year – we do not. Mustang is not a good choice if you want a relaxed pace and like to continually stop and take photos. Mustang is for the hard-core skiers and snowboarders who are passionate about the sport and ski a lot each year. Unlike heliskiing, we don’t usually track our daily vertical feet. However, on February 27, 2017, a group of 12 guests skied 30,145 vertical feet in just over 8 hours of cat skiing. Many groups ski 20,000+ vertical feet each day.
SNOW WARNING! Mustang receives a lot more snow than most other Heli or Cat operations in BC. Consequently, snowboarders and telemarkers often struggle when they come to us- and they end up in tears. Please be aware of this.
Out of the 46 cat skiing operations in the world, yes Mustang is the most expensive. We also have the longest operating season of 129 days – and we have a full house of guests on virtually every one of those days. The reason is the high quality of our product and being blessed with lots of snowfall in the early season. Our ski area is surrounded by some of the best Heli skiing operations in the world – but we don’t envy them one bit- Actually we often feel sorry for them! Mustang Powder is NOT “Poor Man’s Heli skiing”.