What is cat skiing? It’s certainly not strapping a leash from your waist to big wild cats that pull your body as you ski.
Some mistake cat skiing as the poor man’s heliskiing. Why? Perhaps because it doesn’t seem as thrilling (nor as expensive) as a helicopter ride to remote terrain for fresh pow.
Say that to a group of friends who are hootin’ and hollerin’ in their comfy snowcat as they head up the mountain and watch the scenic views.
On a good powder day, snowcats will brave the backcountry while helicopters might be stuck on the ground due to poor weather conditions that disable take-off. Good ol' snowcats won't let you down.
We have three snowcat partners in Whistler: Powder Mountain, who also offers heliskiing. Blackcomb Snowmobile offers the full cat skiing experience, while Canadian Snowmobile offers a scenic snowcat tour with mountaintop fondue dinner.
Intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders can go cat skiing; there is no particular age restriction for the fondue snowcat tour, but it is an adult atmosphere and not recommended for children.
Read about our Consumer-Direct discount program, below, and discover how to score the following discounts with our partners (it's fast, easy, & free).
A typical powder day consists of 4500 to 6000 vertical feet and between 3-5 powder runs. Uh-may-zing! Customize your full day of powder skiing or snowboarding with up to 9 of your friends. Your luxury snowcat can carry up to 10 guests plus 2 guides. A hearty backcountry lunch is provided, as well as snacks and water. Blackcomb Snowmobile wants to show you an unforgettable cat skiing experience in their backcountry paradise.
What does a mountaintop fondue dinner with Canadian Snowmobile entail? A comfy ride through Whistler's winter wonderland in your cozy 19-passenger snowcat, which takes you 6000 feet atop Blackcomb Mountain to dine at Crystal Hut. There, enjoy a fondue dinner complete with fine wine and step outside on the patio to inhale the fresh air and panoramic views.
Enjoy savings on all tours except for the 3 run heli package.
Want extra money in your pocket so that you can do fun activities, like cat skiing and snowcat tours, while in Whistler? Fantastic! We've developed the Consumer-Direct program for guests just like you.
First, sign up for our free Whistler newsletter by submitting your email address in the box below. You'll garner access to local tips and discount codes for all of our Whistler partners.
When you're ready to book with one of our partners, simply quote them their company-specific discount code from us, and receive your consumer-direct discount.
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