Cat Skiing in Revelstoke


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Revelstoke is a small town of 14,000 people in British Columbia situated along the Columbia River. It is located 400 miles east of Vancouver and 250 miles west of Calgary. It receives on average more than 600 inches of snow per year, most of which falls in the months of December and January. However, snowfall here can start as early as October and continue as late as April.

The impressive amount of powder snowfall in the Revelstoke area makes it a major draw for skiers of all skill levels. In particular, cat ski enthusiasts flock to the Great Northern cat skiing lodge located near the tiny town of Trout Lake in one of the most remote areas of British Columbia.

New owners took over the cat ski lodge in 2016 and transformed it into a cat ski haven where emphasis is put on having fun, relaxing, and making the most of this adventurous pastime. The owners do not count the number of runs or verticals each day, nor do they watch the clock, but rather allow cat skiing to take place from sunrise to sunset each day.

Area Overview
CST Rating
Region NameRevelstoke
Region StateBritish Columbia
Region CityRevelstoke
Region CountryCanada
Closest ResortGreat Northern Snowcat Skiing
Optional ResortRevelstoke Mountain Resort
Optional ResortK3 Cat Ski

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Area Details
Acres (sq. miles)12,000
Skill LevelAll Skill Levels
Annual Snowfall (inches)600
Snow TypeDeep Powder
Mountain RangeSelkirk Mountains
Elevation (feet)11,545
Tour Details
Runs per DayNo Limit
Apprx. Vertical Feet per RunN/A
Apprx. Vertical Feet per Day12,000 - 15,000
Rentals AvailableYes
Apprx. Cost per Day per Person$983 - $1,119
Apprx. Cost per Day per CatN/A


The new owners also pride themselves on running a cat ski lodge that has a laid back atmosphere and is staffed by the friendliest of employees, and purposely limit ski groups to small sizes. They have invested in a total of four snow cats, a Pisten Bully 600, a Pisten Bully 400 Edge, and two Pisten Bully 300s, to take skiers to the summit each day. The snow cats can climb to the summit of Great Northern and Thompson Mountains in the heaviest of snowfall.

In fact, they make sure they have at least one snow cat that can sit up to 14 people running for multi-day cat skiing packages and one 12-passenger snow cat available for single day cat skier guests. Overnight package rates start at around $3,000 for three days and three nights to around $7,000 for seven days and seven nights at the resort.

The lodge has 11 rooms available, eight double rooms and three singles. Each room has a private bathroom, hair dryer, and Wi-Fi. Guests are treated to breakfast at 7:00 in the morning, which consists of eggs, bacon, and oatmeal. Lunch is served on the mountain while snacks and dinner are served in the lodge. The dinner is a gourmet four-course meal.

Traveling to the Revelstoke Great Northern cat skiing lodge may requires some forethought and caution depending on the weather. Skiers are encouraged to drive cars, trucks, or SUVs with all or four-wheel drive or snow tires. They also should check the local road reports for closures or avalanche warnings.

Direct flights into Revelstoke take off from Vancouver courtesy of Pacific Coastal Airlines. These flights are scheduled two to three times per week. Skiers can also fly into the international airports in Vancouver and Calgary and rent a car to drive to Revelstoke.

  • FULL DAY (Sunrise - Sunset)

    Includes a 7am breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner.

    3-7 day packages

  • Single Day Rates May be Available.


Closest Airport
Airport NameAirport CodeMiles to Region
Kelowna International AirportYLW116 mi
Calgary International AirportYYC267 mi
Distance From
Los Angeles International AirportLos AngelesCALAX13679h 15m1
O'Hare International AirportChicagoILORD20006h 55m1
John F. Kennedy International AirportNew YorkNYJFK28248h 45m1
San Francisco International AirportSan FranciscoCASFO10454h 55m1
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSeattle/TacomaWASEA3331h 10mDirect
Newark Liberty International AirportNew York/Newark/New JerseyNJEWR28009h 46m1
Logan International AirportBostonMABOS29979h1
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMinneapolis/St. PaulMNMSP16225h 41m1
Philadelphia International AirportPhiladelphiaPAPHL27807h 53m1
LaGuardia AirportNew YorkNYLGA28147h 28m1
Washington Dulles International AirportWashington, D.C.VAIAD27069h 15m1
San Diego International AirportSan DiegoCASAN14825h 26m1
Midway International AirportChicagoILMDW20287h 53m2
Portland International AirportPortlandORPDX4923h 10m1


5400 BC-31, Trout Lake, BC V0G 1R2, Canada