What you get

A full day of cat skiing begins at 7:30 a.m. (PST) and the last run of the day is between 3:00 – 3:30 p.m., depending on light conditions, such as in the shorter days in January.

Depending on snow conditions and group ability, you’ll typically get about 10-15,000′ vertical feet of skiing per day. Guests are also welcome to sit out runs and ride down in the snowcat should they wish to take a break.

Morning avalanche training happens once per group, hence the second day of skiing we can easily get another run in.

Avalanche gear including backpack, beacon, shovel and probe.

You’ll get two ACMG guides and one tail guide per group.

Heated snowcat ride.

A very special tradition of ours: an afternoon stop at our pizza shack on the mountain!

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What you’ll need

 

Just like going to the ski hill, bring all the same gear you’ll normally take for downhill skiing. Make sure you have enough insulating layers and a helmet is recommended.

Please bring a lunch and snacks you’ll need throughout the day.

We usually have a break for pizza in the afternoon.

How to get more skiing out of your day

 

To get the optimum ski day, please do not be late in the morning. We meet at the clubhouse at 7:30 a.m., and aim to be out the door by 9 a.m.!

Please note: the location given by Google Maps is incorrect, we are located in Tete Jaune.

Please be aware that you should have a vehicle that will be able to make it to staging, which is about a 25 km drive on a logging road. Make sure you have enough gas for the round trip.

Booking Policies

Deposits
A 50% deposit is required upon the time of booking.  This guarantees your reservation with us.

Full payment is due 30 days before your trip date.

Each skier will be required to participate in an avalanche safety demonstration prior to skiing with us and must sign a release of liability waiver.  Any skier under the age of 19 years must also have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Cancellations
Any cancellation made more than 60 days prior to the trip date is refundable, less a $50.00 administration fee per seat.

If we receive any cancellations less than 60 days prior to the trip date, the 50% deposit is non-refundable.

If we receive any cancellation less than 14 days prior to the trip date, there is no refund unless we are able to obtain a new reservation to take its place.

We strongly suggest purchasing cancellation insurance.  We reserve the right to cancel any trip due to any reason whatsoever, in which case a full refund will be given.

Company Licenses
Cariboo Snowcat Skiing operates on a government licensed tenured land area and maintains valid property and liability insurance.  We are members of the Heli-cat Association of BC and abide by their policies.

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Where to Stay

 

There is a good choice of accommodations in the area. The best place to stay is in Valemount, about a 20 minute drive to our staging area.

Mention that you are skiing with Cariboo Cat Skiing to qualify for the special rate (if available).

Best Western in Valemount 

Alpine Inn, Valemount

Chalet Continental, Valemount

Super 8 Motel, Valemount

Dreamcatcher Inn, Valemount

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There are several nice Airbnb accommodations in Valemount as well, as well as a few in Tete Jaune, which is very close to staging.

Where to Eat

Valemount has several great restaurants, including three Korean restaurants.

Here are some of our favourites

Caribou Grill

Da Sol Korean Restaurant

Arirang Korean Restaurant

Dduk Bae Kae Korean Restaurant

Glacier Fire Pizza

Three Ranges Brewing – beer lovers, be sure to check out Three Ranges. They have amazing beer and offer light snacks, but allow you to bring in your own food.

Lunch to Go

A lot of these establishments will make you a lunch to go, including the Best Western.

For lunch to go check out McLennan / Abernathy’s Restaurant and the Gathering Tree coffee shop. You’ll usually have to order and pick it up the evening before.  There is also an IGA grocery store.

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About Valemount

 

The Village of Valemount offers year round recreation opportunities. In addition to cat and backcountry skiing, this village is a major snowmobiling hub, and in the summer, and incredible place for mountain biking.

Owner Terry Cinnamon is proud to also run two other businesses in this beautiful area (open in summer) including Mount Robson Whitewater Rafting, and Mount Robson Lodge and Robson Shadows Campground.

Our staging area is located in the historic unincorporated rural area of Tete Jaune Cache, on the Fraser River. It has a population of about 500 people. There are no services in the area, but Valemount is only a short 19 km drive south on highway 5.