Backcountry Snowcats

Canada: British Columbia
With 15,000 acres including many alpine bowls Backcountry Snowcats only 1 hour north of Whistler at Hurley’s pass offer the ultimate powder skiing experience.

Backcountry Snowcats

With 15,000 acres including many alpine bowls Backcountry Snowcats only 1 hour north of Whistler at Hurley’s pass offer the ultimate powder skiing experience.
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Intimate hostel style lodge with a 14 rider maximum

Backcountry snowcats is a small home grown company offering packages and custom trips to small groups of skiers and boarders looking for the ultimate in powder adventure. Located at an altitude of 5000 ft. just north of Whistler, and a 3.5 hour drive from Vancouver the Hurley Mountain lodge is the perfect base for backcountry skiing.

You arrive at the lodge following an exciting 40 minute snowmobile ride up the Hurley Pass road where you will find a small intimate hostel style lodge with a 14 rider maximum. The lodge is of a modular design with double occupancy rooms, bathrooms, showers and even a hot tub. With a fully complete kitchen and a communal living room which has satellite TV, and high speed internet you  are up in the backcountry but not cut off from the world. The lodge has a warm familiar atmosphere with everyone sitting down together to enjoy home cooked family style food prepared by the lodges own chefs who are as passionate about food as they are about the skiing.

Terrain is perfect for intermediates up to advanced skiers

The day starts with a hearty hot breakfast to provide the carbs needed for your days skiing, with lunch prepared by the chefs, but eaten in the snowcat between runs in order to get in the most skiing possible.

The terrain offers the perfect skiing for intermediates up to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Some of the places you will get to ski and ride are the “Railroad Pass” with its 2,000 ft. vertical drop through deep powder and trees, or the “Dental Basin” at 7,564 ft. always guaranteed to have the coldest dry snow anywhere in the region.

This is the perfect trip for intermediate to advanced skiers looking to get as much skiing in as possible with the cat leaving the base at 9am, and returning 1 hour before dark.

3 reasons to choose Backcountry snowcats:

  1. Small groups of skiers all looking for that backcountry experience.
  2. Excellent price including delicious home cooked family style food.
  3. Great location only 1 hour north of Whistler at Hurley’s Pass.
North America
Mountain Range
Chilcotin Mountains
Coast Mountains
British Columbia
Ski Resort
Backcountry Snowcats
Accomm. Type
Suited For
Solo Travelers
$ - Budget
Meal Plans
Full Board
Room Type
Double Bed Room
Amenities & Activities
Internet Wifi
Hot Tub
Communal TV
Services offered
Ability Level
Dominant Terrain Type
Open Terrain
Steep Terrain
Tree Runs
Average Annual Snowfall
5 meter/year - 10 meter/year
Snow Pack
Crowd Factor
Explorer Level
Value for Money
Surfing or Skiing/Snowboarding
Canadian pow
by Matthew on February 15, 2013
Canada is simply FANTASTIC. I’m from Seattle and I’ve been coming back to B.C. every winter for a decade. As… Read more
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