Valhalla Powdercats holds the safety of all guests and staff as our main priority.
We adhere to industry standards and hire only competent, certified, professionals with years of relevant experience. All of our staff undergo rigorous annual training procedures. As a result, our safety record is impeccable.
Our friendly guides are all AMCG and/or CSGA certified professionals, trained and current in methods of snow safety, weather analysis, emergency medical techniques and ski guiding. Early each morning, our guides meet to evaluate weather conditions, snow stability and terrain based on field observations and external industry data. Daily decisions are made and continuously reassessed in the field to ensure optimal safety and fun.
You are expected work as a team, listen carefully to your guides and obey their directions and cautions to help reduce possible harm presented by the many obstacles and dangers of wilderness skiing. Your attitude has a great deal to do with your own well-being in the mountains. We provide guests with all the required safety equipment and the training to use it. As is standard in the industry, signing of a waiver by all guests is required.
Your skiing or riding skills should allow you to ski most expert trails at ski areas in a variety of snow conditions without falling. This is wilderness skiing which means snow conditions vary from day-to-day and storm-to-storm. There are no groomed runs so you must be comfortable with traversing and skiing or riding in all types of snow including powder or its less forgiving variations. We are looking for keen skiers and boarders that want to ride all day long.
Fitness is as important as ability. No matter how strong your technique, a day of skiing our terrain can be frustrating if you are out-of-shape. Why waste your important quality time gasping instead of grinning? Being rested and in good physical condition for this adventure is important for both a pleasant experience, and safe one.
Our guides are professionals at balancing exciting and challenging skiing while meeting the needs of safety and enjoyment of the entire group.