Perfect Powder in the Selkirk Mountains' Bad Shot Range
The Trout Lake area of the Selkirks has developed a legendary reputation among the backcountry community for its insane levels of snow and its versatile uncrowded terrain. The Bad Shot range sits on the northern edge of Trout Lake, around an hour and a half south of Revelstoke, and is famous for its wide-open bowls, steep chutes and epic tree skiing. Everything Revelstoke offers 7, 4 & 3-day/night fully catered packages with one of the area’s premier cat-skiing operations. If you’re new to the backcountry – cat, heli or otherwise – this is an experience you’ll treasure for the rest of your life, seemingly endless untracked bowls, chutes and tree runs, accessed in a small intimate group. If you’re a veteran of the backcountry, prepare for some of the deepest turns of your life and a grin that lasts for months.
Famous for its levels of snowfall, it is not uncommon for this range to receive over 1200cm of snow per season producing some of the best skiing conditions in the world.
With access to multiple mountains, you'll never be skiing tracked terrain. Each mountain has a growing network of runs, many of which are named after the guests.
The perfect opportunity to disconnect and recharge, this luxury backcountry experience is fully-catered with a wholesome breakfast, apres snacks and a gourmet, four-course dinner.
There are several distinct advantages Cat Skiing offers over other methods of traversing the backcountry. Due to the need for less visibility than a helicopter and the ability to climb the steep ridges in heavy snowfall, the amount of no-ski days is significantly less than that of a heli operator. In addition, the 15-20 minute ascent to the top of your next run provides the perfect respite to refuel on provided snacks and share stories from yet another run-of-your-life! Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 12-14 guests and each group is led by two of the most experienced guides in the industry.
Accidents are extremely rare, but nonetheless, safety is paramount when skiing in these conditions and each trip begins with a safety meeting covering the intricacies of the terrain you’ll be skiing and an overview of the safety equipment you’ll be taking with you. Each guest is provided with an avalanche transceiver and rescue gear and each guide is highly experienced and certified by the Canadian Avalanche Association.
Each meal is carefully prepared and never the same during your stay. A hearty breakfast of oatmeal, fruit, eggs, bacon, potatoes, coffee, tea and lots more is served at 7 am before your day in the mountains begins. Lunch is served slope-side on the mountain, admire the tracks of your last run while gorging on a variety of gourmet wraps, snacks and beverages. Back at the lodge, guests are greeted with apres snacks and beverages while dinner is prepared. There is plenty of time to grab a shower, get changed and freshen up before heading to the dining room for a mouth-watering four-course dinner which includes soup, salad, meat/fish, veggies and, of course, dessert!
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