White Grizzly's focus is on steep terrain, as much as nature allows, while keeping you and the rest of the group safe on the mountain. Think 1000 metre (3200 foot) runs of 40 degrees!
The largely northeast facing (perfect aspect for powder snow) mountain we ski is unnamed and is situated in the spectacular peaks and high snowfall Goat Range of the central Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia. There are now over 150 runs offering primarily north and east facing slopes that are protected from exposure to sun and wind. Most runs are huge: 1000 metres (3200 feet) long and we average six runs each day. Quality of terrain comes first, and we guarantee more vertical than anyone else! The terrain has incredible variety with three massive alpine bowls, epic steep powder chutes and gladed fall line tree skiing and riding offering endless enjoyment. Above 50% of the terrain consists of steep tree runs.
Our guides are intimately familiar with both powder skis and snowboards so they are very conscious of the particular concerns of each discipline (i.e. line choices, pointing out fun terrain features, and letting the riders know when to "point it").
Each day we convoy the short trip (20 kms/13 miles) along the majestic Lardeau River to the staging area. We then leave via snowcat from the valley bottom (550 metres/1800 feet above sea level), arriving at the top of our first run between 2250 and 2500 metres (around 8000 feet). We have an area of 25 square kilometres (11000 skiable acres) available to us. This represents more than the area of Whistler/Blackcomb combined for the exclusive use of our snowcat skiing clients! (12 people or less a day).