Is it safe?

Snowcat and Helicopter skiing is as safe as we can make backcountry skiing.

Each cat has two highly trained and certified guides, and each helicopter one guide, who are constantly monitoring snow and weather conditions so you can be as safe as possible in an uncontrolled backcountry environment.

Every morning our guides have a safety meeting covering everything from A-Z to make sure your day with us is safe, fun and enjoyable.

There is always an element of risk in any backcountry experience however, and you will need to:

What happens if I get hurt?

Our guides are all trained with Red Cross Industrial First Aid. If you get hurt skiing or riding, the guide will assess the situation and take whatever steps are necessary.

In rare cases you may need to be evacuated, and you need to be aware of our policy on this.

What about the risk of avalanche?

Your safety is our prime concern. Therefore, our guides constantly monitor snow and weather conditions throughout the day so you can be as safe as possible in the uncontrolled environment of the backcountry. Every guest wears a transceiver and is shown how to operate it.You're also given a safety orientation session for your general backcountry awareness.

Is there ski patrol in the backcountry?

No, but all our certified guides are all trained with Red Cross Industrial First Aid. If you get hurt skiing or riding, the guide will assess the situation and take whatever steps are necessary

What is a "transceiver"?

A transceiver is an electronic beacon that you wear on your body when ever you are in the backcountry. It sends transceiver out a signal whenever it it turned on. If ever needed it will lead us right to you. All guests are provided with transceivers which must be worn.