Bar, lounge and sitting area
Our new addition to our sitting room. We made the patio smaller and there will is a new bar, office and merchandise area.
Mammut Avalanche Air Bag Guest Packs
We provide each guest at Mustang with a Mammut Air Bag for increased safety. As usual, each guest will also receive a transceiver, a shovel, a probe, and a hand-held radio for use during their trip.
I’ve been cat and heli skiing for a decade or so and can authoritatively say that Mustang is at the top of its game. Skiing is everything a enthusiastic powder skier wants. Terrain is outstanding. Staff on the mountain and in the lodge are superb: efficient, friendly and, just a little important on the mountain, oozing competence.
Mustang Powder was voted the best of catskiing in 2011! The criteria were:
- Vertical per day and per run
- Number of runs per day
- Average snowfall
- Terrain acreage
Small Groups, Steep Chutes
The Small Groups, Steep Chutes program is no longer brand new but a lot of people are still not familiar with it. Check out the Small Groups, Steep Chutes section of our website for more details. If you are a strong skier/boarder who enjoys steep challenging terrain and isn’t afraid of a little ski touring, then this snowcat is definitely where you want to be.
Hot tub location
The hot tub is now on on the roof! With a better view and easy access from the guest bedroom wing. Due to popular demand we have also added jets. Guests no longer have to walk outside in the snow – they merely go out on the top deck and climb in.
Due to popular demand we have also built a sauna. The sauna is located on the ground floor immediately outside the guest bedroom wing. It will comfortably sit about 6 guests.
About seventeen years ago some heli-skiing companies began using smaller helicopters to cater to small private groups, thus revolutionising the industry. Mustang Powder is now utilising this concept in catskiing. It started eight years ago with the introduction of our Small Groups, Steep Chutes program, and now continues with the introduction of our new Private Group program. Yes, it costs more. But the benefits will make the upgrade worthwhile.
Helicopter access from Jan. 7 onward
Prior to this date we will do the normal bus/cat routine to access Mustang lodge from our Skyline Truck stop meeting place. From January 7 onward guests will arrive about 1 hour before their flight time, and then take an 8 minute helicopter flight to the lodge. This costs an additional $200 for the return flight. Guests will get details of the helicopter transfer program in their information packages sent out each Fall.
Mustang by Numbers
- 32,000 acres of terrain
- Size of lodge: 13,000 sq. ft.
- 443 km of snowcat road – by far the most in the cat skiing industry
- 123 day cat skiing season – the longest in the cat skiing industry
- 30 guests in the lodge
- 60 ft. of average annual snowfall
- 25 person staff
- 6 snowcats (5 guest cats, 1 road builder cat)
- 1 dog – Cooper
- 2 pigs
- 4 course suppers
- 126 different wines on our all BC wine list (one of the biggest all-British Columbia wine lists anywhere)
- 11 different types of rental skis
- 32 km from nearest highway
- 16 years in operation
- Number of Owners: One. Mustang Lodge is a family owned/ operated business – started, and still owned by Ali and Nick Holmes-Smith.