Mustang Powder Lodge is north of the Trans Canada Highway, between Sicamous and Revelstoke. We run three-and four-day trips. We also have a few two-day trips running prior to Christmas. For all trips, you will arrive the evening prior to the first day of your ski holiday.
Access to Mustang Lodge
Please note: All guests are flown to and from the lodge via helicopter transfer, weather permitting. The cost is $120.00 CAD each way. Since the helicopter flights are weather dependent, this cost will be paid directly to Glacier Helicopters at the end of your trip once we know if you were able to fly in and out. Snowcat transfers will be done on no-fly days at no cost.
Mustang Powder Cat Skiing guests will meet at our meeting spot 44 km west of Revelstoke or 28 km east of Sicamous. This is near Craigallachie, site of the “last spike” in the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Guest vehicles will be left at our meeting spot off of Avoca Rd for the duration of their ski holiday. You will travel to the lodge on the evening prior to the first day of your holiday at the time provided to you in the Guest Information Package sent to you prior to your trip, and in the Pre-Trip Heli Email if you are flying in.
You will need to arrive at our Meeting Spot at the time provided to you on your invoice, on the day prior to your ski trip dates. For example, if your trip dates are January 12-15, you will be coming up to the lodge on January 11th, skiing the 12, 13, 14, 15 then heading out the evening of the 15th.
Guests will access the lodge via helicopter (unless stormy weather makes flying too difficult and then we will go to Plan B – the bus and snowcat). You will receive an information package and invoice in the Autumn, which will tell you specifically what date and time to arrive at the meeting spot. You will have approx. 1 hour to have your luggage weighed (35 lbs. max), view a helicopter safety briefing, and get ready to fly. The flight to the lodge is fast – about 8 minutes. There will be two helicopters doing the transfer, guests and their luggage will go on each flight. Guests should fly in warm clothing and winter snow boots.
Guests will have their temperature taken at the meeting spot and those with a fever or anyone displaying flu-like symptoms will not be permitted access to the lodge.
Safety Briefing and Snowcat Orientation
Prior to skiing on your first day all guests are required to sign a Waiver, Release from Liability and Assumption of Risks. The guides will then give you a safety briefing and training session with avalanche transceivers followed by an avalanche transceiver search practice. We will also discuss safety in and around the snowcats.
Let’s Go Skiing
Last Day of Skiing
We will have you pack your gear first thing in the morning so that we can ski as late as possible. After skiing we will return you to your car at the meeting spot between 5:30 and 6:00 PM Pacific Time. If you you are leaving by helicopter you will be back at the meeting spot between 4 and 4:30 PM. We suggest you do not book a flight out of Kelowna airport prior to 8 PM on the last day of your ski holiday. It is much more sensible to fly the following morning.