Highland Powder Skiing frequently asked questions.
skiier icon Do I have to be an expert powder skier to enjoy a Highland Powder holiday?
skiier icon How much skiing will I get on a Highland Powder holiday?
skiier icon What kind of weather can I expect?
skiier icon What should I bring to wear?
skiier icon What is your smoking policy?
Proficiency in deep snow is not necessary for this holiday. Our guides are ready to teach novice powder skiers and to help experienced skiers who want
to improve their technique.

First time skiers should be strong intermediates. They should b able to ski the black diamond runs at major lift serviced areas in control - "finesse" is not necessarily needed.

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An average group of skiers will ski between 10,000 and 18,000 vertical feet in a day.

We ski at a comfortable pace for the group. However, if you are tired you are more than welcome to ride in the cat and rest for a while. There is also the option of having an extra guide if needed.

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Snow and Weather Conditions
Snow conditions may vary. While excellent snow and powder predominate, skiers must be willing to accept the challenge of occasional difficult snow conditions such as crust wind slabbed snow, or heavy snow. On the days when weather work's against us we recognize how privileged we are to be in the mountains where conditions can change overnight.

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Clothing and Equipment
We recommend a one-piece powder suit with room for layers: warm gloves or mittens, and a warm hat. Don't forget goggles and sunglasses. We strongly suggest that you take your ski boots on the plane as carry-on luggage.

We have specialized powder skis available for rent. These skis make skiing powder snow and especially adverse snow conditions easier and more enjoyable. Skis must be equipped with ski brakes, safety straps are not allowed.

We suggest that you bring a small pack to carry extra gloves, sweater, sun protection, etc. This pack can remain in the Snowcat for your convenience during the day.

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Smoking is not permitted inside the lodge or Snowcats.


Highland Powder Cat Skiing
Box 200 Meadow Creek, Central Kootenay D
British Columbia V0G 1N0, Canada

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