What is Valhalla’s cancellation policy?
Our cancellation policies can be found further down on this page.
Do I need to sign a waiver?
Yes. All guests must agree to our waiver before booking a trip with us and provide a wet signature at first point of check-in.
How much snow does Valhalla receive annually?
Annual accumulations can amount to 7m (23 ft) at tree line with 9m (30 ft) at higher elevations.
What is the average temperature?
The average daily temperature ranging from -8ºC to -12ºC (17º-10º F).
When is Valhalla open?
Valhalla winter season is open from late December to mid-April. High season rates apply from January to mid-March. Some of our biggest snowfalls occur during the shoulder season (early January and late March).
What kind of snowcats do you have?
Pisten Bulley 400’s.
What mountain range will we be riding?
Valhalla is located in the Selkirk range in British Columbia’s West Kootenay area. The highest peak we access tops out at 8,000 feet (2,438 meters).
What is the longest run you access?
Runs vary from 1200 – 3000 vertical feet.
What is the total acreage Valhalla has access to?
21,500 acres of terrain (twice the size of Whistler Blackcomb combined!).
What is the average daily vertical I should expect to cover?
13,000 to 18,000 feet/day.
What certifications do your guides have?
All of our guides are certified with ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) or CSGA (Canadian Ski Guide Association), and Wilderness First Responder, CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association).
What does pricing include?
Prices include transportation from our check-in spots to the Valhalla tenure, medical insurance while you are with us, lunch, safety equipment, and skiing / riding with our certified guides. Not included in the trip cost are: ski/snowboard rentals.
Do I have to pay for the whole trip upon booking?
To confirm your reservation a 50% booking fee is required upon making a reservation. The balance is due on October 1st. Trips booked after October 1st must be paid in full. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
Are there refunds for cancellations?
If you must cancel less than 120 days prior to your trip, we cannot provide a refund. We recommend guests research travel insurance options before arriving. Please review our cancellation policies prior to booking.
Is it customary to leave a tip for our Valhalla guides and staff?
If you have been well taken care of on your trip, tipping is customary in this industry and greatly appreciated by our staff. Our policy is to distribute all tips equally unless specified by the guest. There is a gratuity form distributed at the end of your shred day. Cash is accepted or you can use your credit card on file.
Do I need to bring my own safety equipment?
We supply all the safety equipment you need. Every guest carries a radio and wears a guest pack with probe and shovel in addition to an avalanche transceiver.
Do you require riders to be of a certain age?
Riders must be 19 years old