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Trip Schedule

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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: As of our 2020/2021 season, 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 arrive 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 Fall, 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 and 3 persons, 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.

Breakfast

You will be woken up at 7:00 am to coffee in bed followed by a full breakfast in the dining room. Neither breakfast nor lunch will be served buffet-style this year.

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

On the first morning, we will depart from the lodge at approximately 10:00 AM; on subsequent days the cats will leave the lodge at 8:30-8:45 AM. Lunch is eaten outside the snow cat at the top or bottom of the run, as guests will be expected to have their face covered whenever they are inside the cat. We return from skiing between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. We often ski right back to the lodge on our last run of the day.

At Mustang Lodge we operate on ‘Mountain time’ in order to get people out of bed earlier and maximise daylight hours. Our philosophy is to give you as much skiing as possible. Less ambitious skiers can sit out some runs if feeling tired. During the ski day you must give your full attention to your guide’s instructions at all times. Skiing within parameters set by your guide is the best way to prevent injury or incident and ski the best runs possible.

Après Ski

After skiing appetizers are served in the lounge. You can then have a soak in our large outdoor hot tub on the roof, but unfortunately the sauna will be closed this season, and massages will not be available.

Our bar has a superb selection of the finest British Columbia wines, Mt. Begbie beer (brewed in Revelstoke), and a full selection of fine liquors.

Your first dinner at Mustang will be three courses, and subsequent meals will be four courses. The final day of your trip will culminate with a five-course supper served alongside an optional wine-pairing.

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.

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