Chatter Creek

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Chatter Creek
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Situated on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains, deep in the backcountry, Chatter is known for its large and spectacular terrain. Ski or snowboard our mind-blowing powder snow in 58,000 acres of alpine bowls, stunning glaciers and endless tree runs. This amazing place, Chatter Creek, is only a 3 hour drive and a gorgeous helicopter flight away from western Canada’s second largest city, Calgary, Alberta.
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Travel Gator S
Toronto, Canada45 contributions
Beats Island Lake, Hands Down
Mar 2018 • Friends
We had an amazing guys trip at Chatter Creek, and can't wait to go back. The atmosphere is so casual and the surroundings so beautiful with a very well run operation. Food was outstanding, including accommodation of a food allergy. The skiing was epic. Can't wait to go back!
Written February 22, 2019
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Jonathan P
Calgary, Canada27 contributions
Unreal Cat Skiing and Sledding!
Apr 2018 • Couples
Food, staff, accommodations, guides, terrain are unbeatable. Cat skied here last year and will be leaving for my first sledding trip up to Chatter this weekend for my 40th bday.
Written April 10, 2018
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Bill
Washington DC, DC19 contributions
Great to be back after a long hiatus
Dec 2017 • Friends
I agree with the others so I won't repeat what they are saying except to say that when things go wrong you need not worry. I pulled or tore a hamstring (waiting for my MRI) and our guides Brody, Tim, and Dave were incredibly thorough, patient and efficient in their handling of the evacuation. Thank you for your professionalism. CAVEAT: I don't recommend the terrain for snowboarders as there are a bunch of flats particularly in the alpine -- unless you are ok with slowing up the group or on a slower group....
Written January 6, 2018
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Averagetravels
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada29 contributions
Simply Amazing!!
Apr 2017 • Friends
Stayed at the Lodge during the 3rd week of April, as it was open for sledding. Rooms were extremely nice & the food was absolutely terrific. Nice little bar as well. Just a great all around atmosphere. The terrain for sledding was amazing. The lodge is basically situated in the middle of it all, so only minutes away in any direction from great experiences.
Written May 7, 2017
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jamesrcannon
Golden, CO8 contributions
Family Fun
Dec 2016 • Family
My nephew Pat put this trip together over the last days of December 2016. He's an insane skier with several avalanche courses under his belt. He said to me, "this is the place to go." At age 57, my skiing peaked thirty years ago. And although my wife, Karen is a great skier, my two teenage daughters are advanced intermediates. My concern was that we would slow down other skiers in our snow cat that were intent on getting maximum vertical. I need not worry. What I found was that Chatter Creek is such a supportive experience. The snow cats are custom, warm and cozy, and create an environment for people to be social. Maybe it's a Canadian thing, but everyone is so nice that it just rubs off on all the guests. The skiing is truly amazing but it's also an incredible/terrific experience. My eldest daughter told me, "Dad, you did it. I'm a skier for life!" My fourteen year old daughter was incredibly brave. She was one of the youngest girls ever. They said they have had younger boys, one 12 year old, but not many girls. Stefan, our guide, toasted my daughter the last day, and it was such a thrill for her. There's clearly a reason so many people go multiple times. . .On the other hand, there are many obstacles, including boulders, tree wells, and boulder crevasses. Many times I would stand on one side of a drop-off looking into a vast sea of powder and pillars (boulders covered in snow) knowing that I absolutely had to fully commit: Jump, go straight or have a nasty fall. And, you don't want to fall. The key to skiing Chatter Creek is to never fall because getting out of the deep snow zaps your strength. Be honest with yourself. If you're not up for a huge challenge best go somewhere else. And, if you have a family of motivated teenagers - go for it!
Written February 7, 2017
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Thank you so much, James, for your fantastic review. We're glad for your sense of adventure and hope to see you again next winter! Take Care.
Written February 27, 2017
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Ed M
Calgary, Canada37 contributions
Amazing back country experience
Jan 2017 • Friends
I've been going with a group of 24 people for the past 11 years and the level of service and the amenities is consistently off the charts. The food, accommodations, skiing, massage, stretch classes and beautiful scenery is 'to live for'.
Written January 29, 2017
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Dear Ed. Thank you for your review. I love your last sentence and may use it again if you don't mind. "The food, accommodations, skiing, massage, stretch classes and beautiful scenery is 'to live for'."
Written February 27, 2017
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ScottMartin_org
Calgary, Canada38 contributions
Dream Catskiing
Dec 2015 • Friends
Our crew was up for 3 days of very early season sking & snowboarding. Needless to say, we had literally chest deep powder... Epic food and amazing lodge life. Totally recommend anyone looking for the ultimate powder retreat to see if you can get a seat.. they book up fast!
Written September 2, 2016
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Hi Scott, Thank you for writing a review. We appreciate it. Early season and late season are a great time to ski and snowboard at Chatter. --It was a pleasure meeting you and your crew. We'll need to do it again soon! Have a great winter.
Written September 14, 2016
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Seagys
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA9 contributions
Late Season Goodness.....
Mar 2016 • Friends
Very impressive operation deep in the Rockies....Absolutely beautiful setting and mountains which look like your in a constant Ansel Adams picture..... Lodge is very impressive for being out in the wilderness with Heli-Only access.....food is great, bar is amazing and the staff are incredible..... If you can get in, because they are usually completely booked, get on it...
Written March 29, 2016
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Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to review your spring ski holiday. We hope to see you again soon Seagys.
Written July 26, 2016
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tokyotiger2015
Three Hills, Canada11 contributions
Amazing experience
Mar 2016 • Friends
A hidden gem in the rockies! just three hours from Calgary. fly in by helicopter from Donald to a 20,000 + sq ft world class facility. great food, great people and the best snow in the BC mountains. have been several times, will go several more..............
Written March 19, 2016
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Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. It means a lot to us. We hope to see you again next March.
Written July 26, 2016
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Tony H
Nanaimo, Canada53 contributions
Best Cat Skiing Experience On Earth
Jan 2016 • Friends
Chatter Creek has been an annual skiing pilgrimage for my friends and I since it opened in 2000. I have personally been ten years in a row and intend to continue do go until I can't ski anymore. Having grown up a ski racer and an avid recreation skier my whole life I know a thing or two about epic back country skiing and it is my opinion that Chatter delivers the perfect balance of awesome terrain and a safety first skiing program. Chatter is one of the few lodges that you fly to so once you are there you are totally disconnected. Yes the lodge has internet and yes they have a phone that guests can use but the overarching vibe of the place is one of unplug and have an amazing time. The staff are incredible and make the experience feel like it is run by a family. Many of the guides and lodge staff have been there since I started going and that says A LOT about an operation such as this. There is a killer hot tub, sauna, bar, games, killer drying room with dedicated lockers for each guest and so much more. The food is always outstanding and the rooms are super cozy with en suite bathrooms and all the amenities one could need. If you are looking for adventure and want to do it in style with the best guides and at a place with an impeccable reputation go to Chatter Creek - if you can get in...
Written January 27, 2016
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Dear Tony, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thorough review. Being that you are still a young man, we expect and hope to see you back skiing with us for many years to come. Cheers! Isabelle
Written January 29, 2016
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