Mustang Powder is easily accessible by major highways from either the east or the west. Regional and international airline service is also available to Kelowna International Airport with direct flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle, Toronto and Honolulu. Car rentals are available at the airport, or for larger groups, bus service may also be obtained.
Mustang Powder Cat Skiing guests will meet 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. 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 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.
*Please note: google maps link shows as Perry River Rd. Sign on the highway is for Avoca West Rd.*
If you don’t have google maps:
Coming from the East (Revelstoke): Turn north (right) off the Trans Canada Highway on Avoca West Rd. It’s about 44 km West of Revelstoke. About 2 km after Crazy Creek, the highway becomes 4 lanes. Shortly after this you’ll go across a bridge and then about 500 m past the old burnt down gas station, you’ll see the turn off for Avoca West Rd. on the right.
Coming from the West (Sicamous, Kelowna, etc): Turn north (left) off the Trans-Canada Highway on Avoca West Rd. It’s about 28 km East of Sicamous. Shortly after the ‘Last Spike’ at Craigellachie, the highway becomes 4 lanes. You’ll see a blue sign that says ‘Mustang Powder Cat Skiing’. About 300 m later, you’ll see the turn off for Avoca West Rd. on the left.
Once off highway, go straight (don’t turn left or right on Frontage RD), follow the road around and you will see a Mustang Powder sign. Turn right here and head to the trailer to drop your gear off and get further instructions.
Prior to January 7 we travel from our Meeting Spot off of Avoca Rd to the lodge via company bus and snowcat. From January 7 until the end of the season we go via helicopter. This will cost an additional $200 CAD for the return trip. Since the helicopter flight is weather dependent it will be paid directly to Glacier Helicopters after your trip once we know if you were able to fly in and out.
If you plan to travel from the east, please note that during the winter time Roger’s Pass is especially susceptible to delays and closures. For this reason, we recommend that guests do NOT fly into Calgary and ski in the Rockies prior to your trip. It is much more sensible to fly into Kelowna and ski Big White or Silver Star – since there are no high mountain passes between these resorts and Mustang Powder. See Travel Tips for more info or visit the following websites
- Google Maps Meeting Spot
- Overview Map
- Terrain Map
- Terrain Map small
- BC Weather Forecasts
- BC Road Reports
If you are keen to fly from Kelowna airport please contact Glacier Helicopters:
1-800-316-7790 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests who want to travel between Kelowna and the lodge via helicopter should organize this directly with the helicopter company and inform us by email once they have done so.
Can I leave earlier if I have to?
Mustang is a VERY remote lodge and logistics are challenging and often extremely difficult. We do guest exchanges with snowcats and helicopter, but to get a single person out to civilization by snowmobile is usually difficult, and often impossible via snowmobile since they get stuck if it is snowing lots. Snowcats and a helicopter can make it out much easier. Furthermore we only get our access road ploughed for guest exchange dates, and it is often impassable on other days (if it snowing lots). So the answer is yes, but only if you pay for a helicopter to come in and pick you up. The price would be slightly less than $1000.