Thursday, December 24, 2009

First Days for the Season

We have had a couple of days of catskiing so far this winter. There is a good base - evidently good for big air - and lots of the fluffy stuff on top. Check out our availability calendar. We offer single day catskiing trips to five day packages. Any seats that are still empty are available for standby rates at reduced prices. Currently we have availability for Dec 28 29 and Jan 2nd. That's how you get first tracks.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Investment for Powder

Interested in an investment for powder? We are planning a major expansion next winter with new terrain, a second cat and further improvements at Qua Yurt. The basic deal is $10,000 for a share in Wildhorse Catskiing & Powder Mining Co. interest includes a 3 day catskiing package paid annually in powder skiing at Wildhorse Catskiing or a week at the Ymir Yurts. Investment returned on demand ( 90 days notice ), or repaid at our option. As the price of catskiing increases your investment increases in value - yahoo! Transferable. Call Trevor at 1-888-488-4327 to discuss.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Early Season Skiing

The fall here in the Kootenay's has been cold and wet which for skiers is awesome. There has been snow in the mountains since mid October. Some of the deepest skiing of the year is in December when we get storm after storm of cold light fluff. If you are looking for deep then book the cat. We don't get a lot of requests for December skiing so we only book full cat rentals but at the bargain price of 2400 - that's 200 per person! This year could be the year of the snorkel.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Donate to the Environment Fund

Wildhorse Catskiing operates on land owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Every year we contribute to an environmental project in the Wildhorse Catskiing terrain. For every dollar in donations received Wildhorse Catskiing will donate five dollars. A tax deductible receipt is available on request. You can contribute online or by calling 1-888-488-4327.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome to the Winter 2009/10 at Wildhorse Catskiing

We are now accepting Bookings and showing current Availability for catskiing at

Prices have once again remained the same as last winter. We continue to offer the best value for powder skiing anywhere from 200-400 per day. The rustic style of the Ymir Palace and the Ymir Hotel continue to offer unique apres-ski accommodation, food and entertainment. Wildhorse Catskiing has ordered up lots of fresh snow and the steep and deep terrain you know and love. You can book online or by email reply or by calling 1-888-488-4327.

Our marketing campaign is once again your word of mouth. Please forward this email to your ski buddies and bunnies so that we can all benefit from great skiing at awesome prices.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

March Storm

We got a little suprised in a very pleasant way on March 8th with 40cm of snow falling over the day after 20cm overnight. Yes, it was epic. Yes, you should have been here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Seeking Fresh Lines

Some of the most interesting days of skiing at Wildhorse Catskiing are in the days well past the last storm. Storm skiing is great - don't get me wrong on that one! This year we have been challenged by the snow gods with lower than usual snowpack and infrequent snowfalls. We search for the untracked lines, climbing Wildhorse Peak, or traversing into Wildhorse Bowl to ski lines that perhaps get skied only once a year and they are sweet.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ymir Days

Rosco let it fly for Ymir Days with a jump from the third floor balcony into the playground. Other activities in Ymir included snow sculptures, antique snowmobile races, The "Toques" playing at the Ymir Community Hall and lots more.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tyler - Cat Driver

Argueably one of the most valuable members of team Wildhorse is the snowcat driver. What do you do when you get to the bottom of run - get into the cat and go back up with Tyler driving. On the rare occassion that we let him out of the snowcat for good behavior there are snowmobile and snowcat maintenance or perhaps more enjoyable carrying skis up to the summit of Wildhorse for another wicked run. Thanks Tyler.

Monday, February 02, 2009

High River Huckers

This is Dylan hucking in Perfect Glades. Sara did an awesome job of stitching the photo together to create this composite. After a bit of a dry spell we are back into the dry and light powder. The next week should be awesome. There is a couple of seats available for standby. Check out availability at or send an email or call 1-888-488-4327 and leave your credit card on the answering machine and indicate the number of seats you wish. Or you can also put an order in online. We are pretty much gone from 7am - 7pm most days so we are little hard to get hold off. You can also try to get hold of us at 250-357-2157 which is our number in Ymir.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Road Building and Sunshine

After a couple more days of snow and low visibility we have a short break between catskiing bookings to finish the road network. We had a bunch of roads built but they were drowned in 100cm of snow in 36 hours and a small avalanche across our upper road network. We got out today and started rebuilding. We built the road to Wildhorse Peak and then were treated to a beautiful sunset. It's good to be getting up high again. The skiing looks amazing.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

First day of catskiing. First Day of January 2009. Happy New Years. Happy skiers skiing 30cm of fresh powder. 20cm the previous day. The arctic high that was dominating December with cold temperatures and low snowfall is gone. Back to Kootenay January storm cycle weather where every day is snows. Here is today's photo of the day. Our guide Andrew leading the charge. More photo will be uploaded shortly to our 2009 Wildhorse Gallery