In 1965 Ontario native Allan Drury, while working in Aspen, noticed that snowcats were being used to shuttle skiers up an unfinished ski area whose lifts weren't yet running. With a vision of starting a wilderness snowcat operation Allan moved to Calgary Alberta to search for the perfect location. In 1975 Allan and his wife Brenda's vision of backcountry snowcat skiing in Canada became a reality when they moved to BC and opened Selkirk Wilderness Skiing.

Over 30 years later there are snowcat skiing operations scattered throughout BC. The combination of abundant snowfall, cool temperatures and regular breaks in weather systems make British Columbia ideal for catskiing and snowboarding.

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