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“A Classic Ski Trip - full of fresh pow and face shots.”

Great Northern Snowcat Skiing
Ranked #24 of 46 things to do in Revelstoke
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Owner description: Have you ever dreamed of floating effortlessly over acres of virgin powder then dropping spectacularly into a treed bowl of equally untouched terrain? For 31 years Great Northern Snowcat Skiing has been bringing those dreams to life. Since 1979, GREAT NORTHERN has strived to provide a quality wilderness skiing experience for our valued guests.We are passionate and focused on maximizing the uniqueness of our operation with highly personalized service and a refreshing attitude towards the ski vacation experience. Distinguished by our individuality, Great Northern’s exclusive “boutiqueness” offers a smaller, more personalized backcountry skiing alternative. By choice, we operate only one state-of-the art passenger snowcat, with just one group of 16 skiers per week. Our signature service from friendly and professional reservation, mountain and lodge staff guarantees our guests' comforts and well-being are first and foremost. With 45 square miles of pristine terrain and over 600 inches of snow annually, Great Northern skiers experience a truly unique sense of intimacy and adventure in the heart of the majestic Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia.
Reviewed 2 March 2012

We got the whole enchilada on our first ever Snow Cat Skiing experience. On our good friends advice we booked with Great Northern and got the cream of the crop, cozy lodge, expert guides, 1 snow cat (translates to our group was the only ones on the mountain), and plenty of fresh pow! Make sure you bring your camera and "gopro" to capture those moments and memories. We packed some casual clothes and house shoes for the lodge and doubles of everything where ski gear was involved. One guest had a blow out with his powder pants and didn't have a back up pair. Don't let that be you!

Great Northern has made a point to hold true to its bearings maintaining a good old fashioned prime ski experience in the back country of British Columbia. We had great snow and great lines each day, each run thanks to our guides and "mother nature". Furthermore, the group dining and game room invites interaction with the other guests and as we packed our gear to leave we left with great memories and new friends!

Thank lars888
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Twenty two years ago my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by booking a powder ski experience with Great Northern. We haven't missed a year since and each year has been better than the previous. The "digs" are very comfortable & the foods great. Guiding is done with an eye to safety first but always gives the skier a challenging deep powder experience. It's not an area for the faint of heart. My wife & I are avid skiers, both working at Lake Louise for more than 25 years and we know good skiing when we see it. Great Northern has it all!

2  Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

First time powder skiing. I took my 14 year old son with me. For the first day I was very grateful to have a tail-guide as well as the lead-guide: I needed assistance to get up from the deep powder. Also happy to have the benefits of her experience in terms of managing the deep powder. I also enjoyed the pace of the day: plenty of skiing with the relaxing trip back up in the cat. The experience was excellent in all aspects: the staff highly professional, the accommodations were fine, and the food of excellent quality.

2  Thank SRossNovicePowderDog
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

For great powder skiing in a spectacular setting, Great Northern can't be beat. Personal care and attention is given to every detail in this small group setting, from comfortable facilities to five-star meals to a single snowcat group of skiers. This is skiing for purists, and it's pure heaven for snow and terrain quality. And unlike helicopters, there are no "down" days - we ski in all conditions and love it. Come ready to ski hard by day and just relax by night, and bring plenty of your own libations.

Thank abudenz
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Reviewed 29 April 2011

I have been skiing at Great Northern every year for close to 20 years. The experience has been consistently awesome with exceptional powder skiing and a great "people experience" including staff and other guests.

1  Thank km_flyingp
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