About Selkirk Wilderness Skiing
Snowcat skiing was pioneered in 1975 by Allan and Brenda Drury in the small community of Meadow Creek, BC. Situated in the south east corner of British Columbia, 1 1/2 hours north of Nelson. Over the past 36 years, the Drurys and their staff at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing have developed a loyal following amongst deep powder skiers and snowboarders looking for an alternative to both lift-serviced and helicopter skiing and riding.
Each Sunday twenty-four guests are taken by snowcat to Selkirk Wilderness Skiing’s beautiful lodge situated at 1280m (4200 feet). This spacious mountain hideaway offers panoramic views of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains with all the luxuries of home. Over the next five days guests are transported in comfort to the surrounding peaks to sample spectacular open bowls, delightful glades or challenging chutes. The network of snowcat roads provides skiing within an area of 30 square miles (the size of Vail and Whistler combined) with runs up to 4000 vertical feet. The short ride between runs is just enough time to relax, share a story, and wipe your goggles free of snow.
The short ride between runs is just enough time to relax, share a story, and wipe your goggles free of snow.
At Selkirk Wilderness Skiing each group of twelve skiers has a dedicated snowcat and is lead by a lead guide and followed by a second guide. Because the snowcat is never grounded by stormy weather you can expect to ski 12,000 to 18,000 vertical feet of deep, light, untouched snow every day of your holiday.
Proficiency in deep snow is not necessary, although, first time snowcat skiers should be advanced skiers able to handle black diamond runs at major lift serviced areas. Our guides are ready to teach novice powder skiers, and to help experienced skiers wanting to improve their technique. They are also trained to the leading industry standards in snow science, avalanche forecasting and first aid.
This is one of the finest experiences that a seasoned skier could hope to enjoy, and also the perfect place to try deep powder skiing for the first time.