The Terrain

Mica Mountain is ideal for your powder ski vacation, offering both open bowl and naturally-gladed tree skiing.

The local weather patterns deposit vast amounts of snow to our area, and the average settled based is between 2 – 4 metres all winter long.

The ski runs vary in length from 1,000 feet to over 3,000 vertical feet with an unlimited amount of skiing offered each day.

Due to the incredible terrain features on Mica Mountain, our runs are largely straight fall-line skiing with no traversing of flat areas required.  This type of varying terrain allows us to customize the ski day to suit the ability of the group.

Anyone from the first-time powder skier to the most experienced will enjoy Cariboo Snowcats.

From the ridgetop, guest are treated to spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area, such as Mount Robson, the highest peak in the entire Canadian Rockies.

Our Tenure

Our ski terrain is located on the ridge of Mica Mountain near Tete Jaune. We offer plenty of tree skiing as well as some open alpine bowls. Most of our terrain faces north.


Snow and Avalanche Safety

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.

Our guides are trained by the Canadian Avalanche Association CAA and adhere to strict snow safety and forecasting guidelines.

Your guides meet early in the morning to discuss snow safety and weather for the day to assess avalanche hazard, and will plan the day accordingly.

Release of Liability Waiver

For skiing tours and sightseeing tours, you need to sign a paper copy of our waiver. Waivers need to be signed before your trip.

You may view a copy of our our release of liability waiver here.


Useful Resources

The following pages can help you learn about avalanches, snow safety and weather, as well as the credentials of our ski guides.

Avalanche Forecasts – Cariboo Mountains

The Canadian Avalanche Association

Canadian Association of Mountain Guides (ACMG)

Weather Network – Forecast for Valemount, BC

Drive BC – Road Conditions for BC

Alberta Road Reports