Backcountry Skiing

Welcome to Backcountry Skiing with Chilcotin Holidays

Imagine a place of endless exploration, where each snow-covered slope invites you deeper still into the heart-pounding exhilaration and soul-stirring majesty of true wilderness skiing.

Welcome to Backcountry Skiing with Chilcotin Holidays

In this backcountry skiing experience, you get to create your own moment-by-moment adventure as you lay down fresh tracks and scope out new routes. Whether you crave wide open runs, where you can serenely carve your way to the valley below, or challenging tree skiing, where you’ll thread your way through picturesque evergreens, the entire mountain is your playground. You are free to indulge your inner explorer as you chart your own path through the backcountry. On these slopes, your sense of adventure and skiing prowess have full license to lead you through each twist and turn that beckon you to another unforgettable moment.

Mountains Unlike Any Other

Each winter, the South Chilcotin Mountains transform into a snow covered playground. The vibrant alpine meadows, towering peaks, and wide open valleys of summer take on a new brilliance as they welcome each flurry and fresh layer of snow. Powder days abound in these mountains. As air masses travel over the glaciated regions of the northeast, they deliver consistently light and fluffy snowfall. This abundance of dry powder, coupled with the deep snowpacks of our slopes, sets the stage for unrivaled backcountry skiing.

With over 1000 square kilometers of skiable terrain and an average base of 3 meters, every day holds the promise of new backcountry experiences and natural delights. For the expert adventurers, there are a variety of open bowls and navigable ridgelines to explore. And the many mountain divides and pristine glaciers invite you to carve some fresh tracks through their snow-covered canvases. Runs stretch from high alpine glaciers into tree lined valleys below, with some approaching 1,200 vertical meters. Every day, you set the pace and degree of difficulty. Whether you want to ski hard or take it easy, there are endless trails to match your dream ski experience on that particular day.

In the Heart of the Mountains

Throughout your ski adventure, you’ll enjoy the exclusive location of our mountain cabin. We hand-selected this location because it places you in the heart of the best skiing these mountains have to offer. Along with its prime position for ski-in and ski-out adventures, our cabin is full of endearing charm and all of the essentials that you’ll need to rest and recharge after your day of slopeside fun. Our mountain guides will escort you to and from the cabin, allowing you to cozy in and have this winter hideaway all to yourselves throughout your ski trip. To ensure a safe and seamless journey to and from the cabin site, we employ our resources and expertise to take care of the required logistics. That way, you are free to fully experience and enjoy your unfolding backcountry adventure.

Highlights
  • Experience pure adventure as you ski out to our mountain huts and Discover great bowls and alpine slopes
  • Ski through new untracked and untouched lines
  • Challenge yourself with vast and open glade runs
  • Discover the joy of skiing through waist deep powder in exclusive terrain
  • Get the chance to witness winter wildlife such as lynx, bobcat and cougar
Day 1
  • Shuttle
  • Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch
  • Repack personal gear into mountain duffel bags to be shuttled into the Mountain hut
  • Ski out to our mountain hut
  • Discover great bowls and alpine slopes
  • Arrival and dinner at mountain hut
  • Overnight in mountain hut
Day 2 and 3
  • Camp breakfast
  • Gear up and begin the ski to your next mountain bowl
  • Break for lunch in the fresh mountain air
  • Continue skiing through new untracked alpine terrain
  • Arrival and dinner at mountain hut
  • Relax and take in the soul-stirring beauty of nature’s starry skies
  • Overnight at mountain hut
Day 4
  • Leisurely breakfast at mountain hut
  • Pack up and begin your way back to the ranch
  • Arrive at the ranch for a warm lunch and pack for your journey home
  • Depart for Vancouver, Surrey, arriving in the evening

**Please Note: Our trips are subject to the unpredictable weather and terrain conditions that come with a mountainous environment. And while we do our best to stick to the itinerary, there are times when the current conditions and needs of the group require us to adjust schedules, campsites, etc. This is part of any true wilderness experience, however, and we are well equipped to adapt the adventure to changing conditions.

Highlights
  • Experience pure adventure as you ski out to our mountain huts and Discover great bowls and alpine slopes
  • Ski through new untracked and untouched lines
  • Challenge yourself with vast and open glade runs
  • Discover the joy of skiing through waist deep powder in exclusive terrain
  • Get the chance to witness winter wildlife such as lynx, bobcat and cougar
Day 1
  • Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard the Chilcotin Express Shuttle
  • Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch
  • Repack personal gear into mountain duffel bags to be shuttled into the Mountain hut
  • Ski out to our mountain hut
  • Discover great bowls and alpine slopes
  • Arrival and dinner at mountain hut
  • Overnight in mountain hut
Day 2 to 6
  • Camp breakfast
  • Gear up and begin the ski to your next mountain bowl
  • Break for lunch in the fresh mountain air
  • Continue skiing through new untracked alpine terrain
  • Arrival and dinner at mountain hut
  • Relax and take in the soul-stirring beauty of nature’s starry skies
  • Overnight at mountain hut
Day 7
  • Leisurely breakfast at mountain hut
  • Pack up and begin your way back to the ranch
  • Arrive at the ranch for lunch and pack for your journey home
  • Depart for Vancouver, Surrey, arriving in the evening

**Please Note: Our trips are subject to the unpredictable weather and terrain conditions that come with a mountainous environment. And while we do our best to stick to the itinerary, there are times when the current conditions and needs of the group require us to adjust schedules, campsites, etc. This is part of any true wilderness experience, however, and we are well equipped to adapt the adventure to changing conditions.

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