Cat skiing or boarding the Canadian Selkirk Mountains is an incredible experience. Retallack is located in the very heart of the Selkirk Mountains. Each year we receive up to 14+ metres (550+ inches) of some the finest, driest, snow on the planet.
Your epic BC interior powder experience starts with a hearty breakfast. On your first day, our professional guides will take you through a backcountry safety program followed by transceiver training. Then it’s time to board our snowcats and begin your climb to the alpine. We operate two snowcats for our 24 guests. Each group has their own snowcat, guide, tail guide, and driver. With 10,000 acres to choose from you’ll find plenty of fresh powder!
Skiing and boarding starts at 8 am and the last run gets you back to Retallack Lodge (located at 3,000 ft) around 4 pm. Lunches, snacks, and hot and cold drinks are provided on the cat – so you don’t miss out on staking your powder claims! You’ll normally ski or board 8 to 15 runs per day. Our longest run is 4200 vertical feet – longer than Whistler! We are proud to offer our guests a full range of Armada powder skis and select snowboards to help you shred all day long.
After enjoying après cat-ski with hot soup and hors d’oeuvres paired with your favourite beverage, you can enjoy a hot tub, sauna, or massage before sitting down to an exquisite gourmet dinner.
And the best part is…after a good night’s sleep on our goose down bedecked beds, you’ll get to experience this all over again!