Backcountry Snowcats Ltd
Backcountry Snowcats Ltd
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Cat skiing and snowboarding just 20 minutes north of Whistler or 2 hours north of Vancouver. A Backcountry Ski trip for 2, 3, or 4 days. All meals and accommodation are included.
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Henry A
3 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Friends
Received 18” of new snow for day one of four. Fantastic tree, alpine, and transition skiing. Fresh lines every run. I was old, slow guy on our trip and even I got face shots. Reg has a very friendly service oriented team including lead guide, tail guides, cook, and cat driver. Super positive, fun atmosphere. Safety first but then emphasis was on getting our group amazing runs. Lodge is warm and comfortable. Good meals, snacks and apres. Large outdoor hot tub is restorative (amazing) after skiing legs off every day.
Written March 5, 2022
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Ian
1 contribution
Oct. 2021
Hate to leave bad reviews, but this was such a poorly handled, botched booking. Spoke on the phone with Kathy on Oct 27, 2021. Had a verbal confirmation for a two night stay. I said I’d call back in 24hrs once I booked a flight. Seems logical yes? Well after booking a flight, and calling her the next day - it took me almost 2 weeks to hear back from Kathy. Then it was a long string of emails where she said she would email details on how to pay for the trip and to give me a confirmation. We even had 2 phone calls where she explained how busy they were, which I can appreciate, and I’d receive an email that night. Nothing.

Eventually, by mid December I had given up hope. Had to switch my flight from Toronto to Vancouver to go to Calgary to cat ski in Fernie instead. That outfit took my booking and money within 2 hours :)

Received a phone call from Kathy on January 3rd where she still refused to explain what happened and why my winter ski plans were totally screwed over but really didn’t say anything. I emailed her on Jan 4 to try to get an explanation yet again, and here we are in Jan 31. - still no reply. Brutal

So, please be aware, some shady business practises at work here.

Again, hate to leave bad reviews for anyone, but don’t want someone else to have ski plans ruined

Ian
Written January 31, 2022
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Ian
1 contribution
Jan. 2020
Amazing terrain, crew, and accommodations. Couldn't ask for much more if you're looking for a machine-based backcountry adventure. Reg and the entire staff were absolutely fantastic. We had some cold temperatures (down to -30) and they ensured we had warm food for us after each day of skiing deep fluffy powder. 10/10
Written January 17, 2020
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steve olson
2 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Friends
Just did a three day cat ski trip and had a phenomenal time. Excellent powder days and the hospitality was fantastic. The guides and staff were very helpful and friendly. Would recommend this trip to any ski enthusiast.
Written February 10, 2019
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Ashley W
1 contribution
Dec. 2018 • Friends
Stayed a night with Reg at Backcountry Snowcats. This place has everything!! Sleeps tons of people, beds are clean and comfy, nice and warm, lots of boot heaters, full kitchen, loads of entertainment (tv, games, dartboard etc.), even has wifi (if you want it). There is also a huge double sized hot tub which is a must do. This place is dialed, every little thing has been thought of. The surrounding terrain offers endless possibilities. We ended up with great conditions and lots of deep pow! We had an amazing time and enjoyed getting to know Reg better. Can’t wait to go back again soon. Thanks for everything Reg!
Mason & Ashley
Written December 29, 2018
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Sharon D
6 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Friends
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What a exciting adventure.
Exploring up the Hurley rd.
Sled in and out.
Amazing tenure.challenging skiing.
Mt groaty.
Super hospitality.clean comfortable.
awesome local quides.safe.
Best cat driver kathy.
Meals homestyle delight.
Apres hottub.
Plan to bring friends in spring.
Written February 22, 2018
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julianiles
Squamish, Canada3 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Family
We just got back from a trip with our family visiting Reg and Kathy for Labour Day weekend. All the skis and pictures on the walls made me start craving the moment the snow starts falling again. I hope to come back in the winter. We used the lodge as basecamp and headed out for an adventure that turned into a much larger event than we had anticipated. Our kid sized adventure turned epic when Sean spotted a grizzly charging at him. Leaving all our food behind, we started running, our four year old on our backs, for another 9 km's off trail. Luckily we reached Reg and Cathy by SAT phone and they picked us up at another trailhead after a tired and hungry epic. We are not in the belly of a bear and in the end we got a lovely alpine traverse in past glacial tarns, alpine meadows, goat beds, and even a quick dip in Opal Lake. Reg and Cathy showed what it takes in the backcountry to help each other out. They put aside their roof repairs and water resupply to help us feel safe and rescue us with food and ATVs. We sat in their hot tub watching the moon traverse across the sky finally beginning to unwind after the biggest day we have had with our children in the mountains yet.
Written September 5, 2017
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As Backcountry operators we are always happy to assist anyone needing help in the the area. Sean and Julia are seasoned and well equipped wilderness travelers ready for any wildlife encounters. The area surrounding Backcountry Snowcats has many types of wildlife and is known for bears. We hope to see back this winter for more adventures. Reg and Kathy.
Written September 7, 2017
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mumbojumboman
Victoria, MN156 contributions
Mar. 2017 • Solo
Outstanding tour and ride on the mountain side just south of Whistler. Had Breakfast at the top and enjoyed the rest of the ride . Also have a trip for beginners. If you have had any experience choose the mountainside. Nothing like it sleding between the Pines, the view , and the fresh mountain top air.
Written July 10, 2017
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waterskiguy
Toronto, Canada81 contributions
Mar. 2017 • Friends
I had never been in a Snowcat before, and was unsure what the experience would be like. After arriving at the base parking area you are greeted by the guides, pack your gear onto sleds of snowmobiles and after a safety briefing on the machines you are on your way for about a 70 min journey up the mountain to the base lodge. A long but beautiful ride and finally arrival at the lodge. The facilities are made up of modular units that while on the outside look rudimentary inside is very warm and comforting. After placing your gear in your room we were treated to a great dinner and after some conversation called it a night. Morning brought fresh snow and a new outlook. After breakfast, avalanche transceiver training it was on to the mountains. The hosts Reg and Kathy and their guides are extremely professional and very serious about the safety of guests. The experience of the ride up in the cat and the drop off on top of a pristine untouched slope was amazing. The guides gave us a variety of terrain over the two days, open, trees, jumps , and everything one would expect in the mountains. There was always plenty of food, water, snacks in the cat through out the day. The lodge does not serve alcohol so you need to bring with you anything you would like to drink. Way up in the mountains there is no cell service so be prepared to disconnect while there. In the lodge there is basic wifi. After a day riding in the mountains, followed by a home cooked dinner, a jump in the large hot tub it was our last night. Two days, two nights, 24 drops (runs) Our group including some new friends were done. It was truly an amazing experience with a company dedicated to your safe, enjoyable experience. If you have never done it , you have to go!! (couple tips. Bring only the basic clothes you need . layers, waterproof, comfy clothes. cover your bags in plastic or garbage bag for ride up and down to keep dry)
Written March 26, 2017
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fav-vancouver
Vancouver, Canada63 contributions
Mar. 2017 • Friends
I had heard from others how great catskiing is and I jumped at the chance to experience it myself in my own backyard. It was as amazing as everybody said and Backcountry Snowcats made sure we were well looked after. Right from the start they meet us in Pemberton, shepherded us up to the lodge, fed us amazing meals, then found us the best powder and terrain. Reg and Kathy were professional and friendly and that held true for their guides and other staff. I was particularly impressed with how safety conscious they are given the risks involved. I felt entirely safe in their hands, Overall a memorable experience and one I would highly recommend. Bonus feature was my first time ever driving a snowmobile!
Written March 18, 2017
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