Just learning to link turns in powder and want to get "the trick"?
How about a 4,000 foot run down a glacier? By the bottom of the run you will know how to powder ski, and if you don't, we'll just have to do it again.
If you already have powder skiing or riding ability, we have runs that will make you want to quit your job, cash in your retirement plan and live in a motor home in our parking lot.
Our fully certified heli and cat guides will take you out into the backcountry to experience powder skiing and riding like it is supposed to be: un-tracked, un-hurried, un-crowded, unbelievable.
When we took over Powder Mountain Catskiing, we noticed all the amazing terrain... just over there. Epic bowls, long glacier runs that have the most perfect pitch, peaks that look so sweet you want to drop in and do a thousand turns or just three from top to bottom. And of course mind blowing tree runs that leave your jaw on the floor. It was sitting there just past where we could get to with a snowcat. Waiting. We always said:
Imagine the runs you could get over there with a helicopter.
So we got one.
The skiing and boarding is so much better than we even imagined. In fact it is ridiculous how great the skiing is. We partnered up with Black Tusk Helicopter who have the 247,000 acre tenure all around us and down towards Squamish and Vancouver. It's almost safe to say if you've ever thought about skiing anything you can see from Highway 99 to the Powder Mountain base lodge on your way to Whistler, you can now ski it with Powder Mountain Heliskiing.
We fly A-Star helicopters which lift one pilot, one fully certified professional heliski guide, and four guests to some of the most amazing and easily accessible terrain anywhere.
When it snows in Whistler, it snows even harder at Powder Mountain Catskiing. We traditionally get double to triple the snow from a storm cycle than Whistler Blackcomb. That means if you want to ski or ride powder on your trip to Whistler, you want to come skiing with us.
The anticipation starts when you meet up with the maximum of 11 other people in your group. You'll be talking about all the turns you're going to make, how much fun you're going to have, all the face shots you're going to get, all the stuff you are going to jump off.
Sitting in the cat as it climbs up the mountain you'll notice the snow getting deeper and deeper as you get closer to the powder runs, giving you butterflies. Seeing huge mountains all around brings back the feelings you had the first time you ever went into the mountains. Excitement, anticipation, nervousness, and best of all exhilaration.
Stepping out of the snowcat at the top of the run, whether it's your first time ever in a snowcat or your 100th trip, seeing all that powder with no one around to track it up other than you and the other people in your group is something you'll remember forever. Clicking in your bindings after listening to the guide describe the run you are going to take makes you so excited you feel like a five year old on Christmas morning.
The days, weeks, and months of waiting for this exact moment are over: you're finally here. You drop into the run and sink your first turn. It's everything you've dreamed of. It's the best thing ever, and it's only the first turn of the first run of your first day.
At the end of the day you check out the photos from the day at our base lodge before you ride back in the Powder Mountain 4x4 vans to Whistler. Boisterous laughter and shouts of "great run"; "It was so amazing"; "I didn't think it was going to be that good or that easy"; change to silences that fill the van with just as much enjoyment as the laughter did moments ago. People you didn't know at the start of the day have now swapped email addresses and phone numbers to make this magic happen again.
You realize that the silence in the van is everyone thinking:
This was the best day ever