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Whistler Snowcat Shuttle Service

Skip the Hike, Ride the Cat

Discover the beauty and solitude of the Callaghan backcountry with our Snow Shuttle service. Hop aboard and let us take you from The Callaghan to the base of Callaghan Lake in our snowcat, cutting out 8.5km of distance and 380m of elevation gain.

Your Ticket to Backcountry Pow

In just under an hour, you’ll find yourself at Callaghan Lake, where you can kickstart your day from the heart of the best backcountry and cross country trails. Morning Glory and Telemagique Ridge offer more accessible terrain, while Mt. Callaghan Ice Fields and North Callaghan are nearby for the highly experienced.

Escape to Uncrowded Nordic Trails

Over 18km of trails in the Whistler area’s only subalpine Nordic skiing trails await. The snow shuttle gives quick and easy access to a secluded wilderness landscape ideal for recreation and nature pursuits on classic cross country skis or skate skis.

A Wonderland of Terrain for Everyone

From big mountain alpine steeps, to low-angle treed pillow lines, to groomed Nordic trails, the Callaghan Valley offers terrain for everyone. Gather your friends and family for a day of unforgettable adventure on the snow.

Schedule Your Ride

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is the ride.
    The trip typically takes between 50-60 minutes, depending on conditions, and covers 8.5km of distance and 380m of elevation gain.
  • What do I ride in?
    You will be in either our 15 or 8 passenger snow cat, each with a heated cabin.
  • How do I get a seat?
    Advanced booking is required, online only.
  • What is included?
    One-way or round-trip rides on the snowcat, as well as Ski Callaghan admission. *These prices DO NOT INCLUDE equipment rentals, meals, or guiding services

Snow Shuttle Service Menu

 Service Price Description
Ascent to Callaghan Lake$892 morning ascent departures options, 8:30am or 11:00am, that will drop you at the Callaghan Lake Turn-around.
Descent from Callaghan Lake$89Departing Callaghan Lake at 3pm, the descent shuttle provides a quick and cozy lift back down to the Alexander Falls Touring Centre ahead of the 4:30pm closing time.
Round Trip Callaghan Lake Shuttle$150Enjoy a round-trip ride in the comfortably heated 8 or 15 passenger snowcat, departing in one of the AM ascent options & returning on the 3pm descent.

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Conditions for Shuttle Programs

-All participants are required to arrive at our Base by 7:30am and be ready to load the shuttle by 7:45am.
-All participants are required to sign a Waiver of Liability on-site prior to loading Snow Shuttle. Click here to view.
-Snow Shuttle will leave at exact times as listed. Late arrivals will not be refunded under any circumstance.
-Everyone must ensure they are back down at the parking lot by closing time 4:30pm. No vehicles are to be left in parking lot after 4:30pm as that will trigger a missing persons report with the RCMP.
-This is a one way transfer service. All skiers must have requisite skier skill levels to negotiate the ski descent exit back down Mainline or Wild Spirit trails or ensure they have also booked a seat on the 3:00pm descent shuttle (Intermediate level or above).
-Restriction of luggage to one pair of skis and small day pack (40 litre).
-Callaghan Country reserves the right to cancel trips. In these scenarios, trip cancellation refunds will be available at Guest Services.