Day trips begin with an early morning coffee and check-in at our welcome area. From there, guests will be driven down the valley approximately 45 minutes to the Valhalla Staging Area where they transition into the snowcat for a full day of deep mountain riding. Plenty of hand-made snacks, tasty lunches, and bevies will be provided to help guests stay energized all day long.
|7:00-7:30 am||Check-in and health screening|
|7:45 am||Meet your guides and learn what to expect for the day|
|8:00 am||Everyone gets on the bus and we are on our way to the Valhalla tenure|
|8:45 am||Transfer to snowcat|
|9:05 am||Mountain safety training *Guest shredding multiple days w/ us only participate on first day|
|9:15 am (10:00 for first day shredders)||Dropping the first descent!|
|3:00 pm||Last run of the day|
|3:30 pm||Meet your cat|
|4:15 pm||Return to the Bus **Photo opp!!** and do some airdropping on the way back to the staging area|
HOW TO GET HERE
Nelson, BC, is a 3 ½-hour drive north of Spokane Washington, is a 4 ½ drive southeast of Kelowna, BC, a 3-hour drive southwest of Cranbrook, BC, a 7-hour drive southwest of Calgary, Alberta, and an 8-hour drive northeast of Vancouver, BC. // Our morning meeting spot is a 20-minute drive from Nelson. *All drive times are contingent on winter weather conditions.
We recommend flying to Spokane, Kelowna or Cranbrook and taking a shuttle or renting a car. Car rentals can be limited so be sure to pre-book a 4WD and request winter tires! Due to weather cancellations during the winter months, we don’t advise flying into Castlegar (which is the closest regional airport 25 minutes from Nelson).
Spokane Car Rentals
Information on rental agencies based near Spokane International Airport.
Kelowna Airport Car Rentals
Car rentals at Kelowna International airport (YLW)
Cranbrook Airport Car Rentals
Car rentals at Cranbrook International airport (YXC)
Kootenay Gateway Shuttle
Service from International Airports to Nelson BC.
*Bookings must be made 48hrs in advance.
Ambassador Limousine Service
Private driving service from Spokane to Nelson BC.
Ambassador limousine Service is a long time established driving service in Spokane and has been driving our guests for years!
Private bus charters for larger groups.
Run for the hills
Please come be the first to join us as we explore this awe-inspiring terrain. With 2 snowcats roaming over 21,000 acres of terrain, we have more than enough vast expanses of untracked powder to go around.
We will offer a same-day, in-and-out cat-shredding experience FOR ADVANCED AND EXPERT SHREDDERS, guided through the backcountry of the Valhallas. Each snowcat can accommodate 14 guests and can be booked solo or with friends. When booking a full cat, if paid for in two transactions the 14th seat is free! Riding with your friends on a pow day is already great but having a cat filled with homies who can all keep up is the best!
We look forward to sharing the treasures of this majestic range with you.
Please call our office to book: 250-352-0006.
STAY in Nelson!
Our preferred accommodation in town is the Prestige Lakeside Resort , where Baldface/Valhalla guests get 10% off during winter months. Simply call the Resort directly at 250-352-7222 and ask for the “Baldface Client Discount” or use the promo code “BALD” when booking on their website. Guests will also benefit from complimentary on-site parking (even when you’re on the ski trip) as well as on-site amenities including a pool and hot tub, three restaurants, spa, cozy lobby with fireplace, and beautiful lake and mountain views. The Resort is located within minutes of downtown Nelson, close to breweries, shops, dining, and more.
BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE HEART OF NELSON, BC
The Savoy Hotel is a boutique 12 room hotel in Nelson, British Columbia. While the historic Savoy hotel is over 100 years old, making it a heritage hotel, it has undergone extensive renovations that see the hotel combine modern finishings with a mountain vibe, designed and built by local architects and craftsmen. If you are looking for accommodation, or where to stay in Nelson BC, look no further than The Savoy Hotel. Receive a Baldface Client Discount when you use “BALDSAVOY”.
Nelson is one of the hippest towns in BC and has been rated Canada’s #1 small-town arts community — overflowing with boutiques, galleries, and great restaurants. Be sure to hit our local mountain, Whitewater Ski Resort, an easy 20-minute drive from town. Visit Kootenay Lake Travel for more information.
What to Pack.
Ski/Snowboard boots. – Always bring your boots as carry-on items on airplanes. We DO NOT rent boots.
Fat skis/snowboard/poles – unless you are renting from us.
Warm, weather resistant clothes. Layering works best – no cotton. Our average temperature is about – 8C or 25F.
Goggles and Helmet.
If you are prone to motion sickness you may want a motion patch, Dramamine or similar.
Sunscreen and Sunglasses.
- Water bottle.
You can bring your own pack and avy gear, but you will need to use our beacon in the field.