Whistler Snowcat Tours and Cat-Skiing

  • Snowcat tours provide a perfect opportunity for those who want to travel in warmth and comfort into the backcountry
  • Cat skiing offers pristine powder, spectacular views and backcountry skiing with up to 10 runs per day
  • Please note that Cat-Skiing is currently not available to book through Whistler.com

Snowcat Tours

Tour Description Price
Crystal Hut Fondue Experience the serenity of the high alpine, the twinkling lights of Whistler Village and the active nightlife of Blackcomb Mountain, all from the comfort of our luxury, heated 19 passenger snowcat. After an hour-long cozy snowcat ride you will arrive at the charming Crystal Hut, where your alpine dinner awaits. From $259 per person

Catski Tours

Cat Skiing or Boarding

Ride in fully equipped, heated, 12-passenger snowcat. Includes transportation, lunch, and a full day of guided skiing.

Please note that this tour is currently unavailable to book on Whistler.com

Whistler Cat-Skiing & Boarding FAQs

What is Snowcat Skiing?

The machines you see grooming ski hills are similar to the ones use to transport skiers/snowboarders into the backcountry. You can enjoy an exciting day with a certified guide, carving through powder and endless terrain while absorbing spectacular views. No lift lines, epic powder all day, great atmosphere and good value.

How good a skier/snowboarder do you have to be?

Skiers and snowboarders should have strong intermediate skiing ability with experience in a variety of conditions including powder, trees and steep terrain. Snowcat skiing is unlike a resort style ski area. There are no maintained runs or grooming and the snow is often very deep. Much of the area is similar to an un-groomed black diamond run. Snowcat skiing is a backcountry experience. Snow can vary from fluff to corn and everything in between. Guides try and match the groups ability level to the terrain.

What to wear?

Wear your snowsuit, jacket or pants that you would if skiing or snowboarding on the ski hill. Goggles, warm waterproof gloves and several thin layers you can take off are highly recommended. Powder specific skis or snowboard are recommended as the snow is really deep and your day will be much more enjoyable with appropriate equipment.

What is the average vertical?

Average between 6,000 – 8,000 vertical feet of riding per day. However, this depends on the conditions and the groups riding ability.

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