People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Type of Trip
Join me for this one day or multi-day catskiing trip in Hurley Pass, starting from Pemberton, one hour north from Whistler!
The Hurley Pass is in British Columbia, Canada. It lies in the north of Pemberton in the south of Chilcotin Mountains.
Actually, Pemberton will be the meeting place for this trip.
Once there, we’ll leave our cars in our staging area at the bottom of the mountain. From there, we’ll travel by snowmobile to our Lodge (‘Snowcats Lodge’) in time for a generous dinner and a good night’s rest.
The Hurley pass will be the place for our cat skiing adventure. It offers a skiing terrain for all levels, from intermediate to advanced. It also has options for extreme skiers as well as snowboarders. In fact, the area has 15,000 acres for you to enjoy with an incredible variety of runs.
We will choose between trees or alpine areas depending on the weather. One of the most unique areas is the ‘Black Forest’, with its gloomy but shredable trees.
For this trip, you can choose between 2, 3, or 4 days of skiing or snowboarding. All of them include unlimited vertical.
The lodge allows you to adapt the trip to your very specific needs. If you want to spend more time, I’ll be happy to arrange a trip that fits your schedule. Or round out your trip by adding other activities, such as snowmobiling, ski touring, and snowshoeing.
Please contact me with your trip details. I’ll be happy to help you start organizing a catskiing program to this beautiful area of Canada!
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Dates & Rates Calendar:
- Early Season Rate $650/Day/Seat. December 15–January 16. (Plus 5% taxes)
- Mid Season Rate $775/Day/Seat. January 16–March 29. (Plus 5% taxes)
- Late Season Rate $650/Day/Seat. March 29–April 12. (Plus 5% taxes)
Snow and climate;
The average annual snowfall is 10m (32 ft.) and the average base is 3.5m (11.5 ft.). The mornings start off cool and warm up around mid-day. Dress in layers and bring a small pack with dry goggles and gloves, which can be left in the cat during the ski day.
The safety is the highest priority. I follow you down the mountain each run to assist you if you should need help. I have avalanche and first aid certification.
The lodge is a member of good standing with Helicat Canada.
Many people worry that they are not a strong enough skier or boarder to meet the challenge of the backcountry, however if you enjoy a day of lift serviced skiing then you will LOVE a day of skiing with here. I set a pace and choose the runs that everybody in the group will enjoy and I will give you powder skiing pointers that make it easy. There are also “fat” skis available for rent that will make the powder easy!
About the Guide
I've been guiding professionally for thirteen years. I lead trips all over the globe including the Seven Summits, and many of the other climbs. My passion for guiding is fueled by the opportunity to help new or experienced climbers improve, succeed and have fun while being safe in the mountains!
In 2011 by summiting Mt. Everest and Lhotse I became the first person in the world to summit two 8000 meter peaks in one day. I feel incredibly fortunate for the support, weather and opportunity that conspired to make that accomplishment possible. I am constantly inspired and excited to guide climbers anywhere from our basic courses to the Seven Summits. I am a certified Wilderness First Responder and Level II Avalanche professional. I am currently working towards American Mountain Guides Association Certification as a ski, rock and alpine guide. When not working I can be found at home in Squamish, British Columbia or traveling to remote parts of the world with my lovely wife and son.