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Chatter Creek Catskiing: Almost like Heliskiing

Catskiing at Chatter Creek is the closest thing to heliskiing. No other catskiing area in Canada is as high. Nowhere else has so many open alpine runs. Chatter is challenging and varied.

Button_ski_kanada_4Chatter Creek enjoys cult status in the Canadian snowboard and ski scene. At an altitude of 1,700 meters, the lodge is located in the middle of the white wilderness above Kinbasket Lake near the ski resorts of Kicking Horse and Revelstoke. More than 100 kilometers are the nearest resorts. Guests are transported by helicopter to the lodge, which is built of massive spruce logs. Then, snowcats take them up to one of the best catskiing areas in the world.

Catskiing in fly-in lodge

Around the 3,000 meter high Vertebrae glacier stretches a unique area with enormous variety: open deep snow slopes with hundreds of vertical meters, adventurous forest descents and steep gullies. And it’s all framed by a dramatic ensemble of peaks.

Fire & Ice at Chatter Creek means….

If you catch fresh snow days at Chatter, it’s ice cold down your spine. Catskiing at Chatter Creek is unforgettable, perhaps in part because of the guides‘ regular fireworks interludes. Every now and then the guides light dead trees with lighters. Within seconds they burn like torches. If we don’t torch them in a controlled manner in the winter, these dry trees can ignite in the summer and start forest fires, explains guide Don about the spectacular lighting. At Chatter Creek, the slogan Fire & Ice takes on a whole new meaning!

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Perfect for warming up for the catskiing adventure is the nearby Kicking Horse ski resort in Golden. Its steep, ungroomed slopes are the perfect preparation for Chatter. If you still haven’t had enough after a few days of catskiing, you can top off your trip at Great Canadian Heliskiing.

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