Ken Block takes over Baldface Lodge Catskiing with his Raptortrax F-150
Next time you book a trip to Baldface Lodge Catskiing near Nelson BC be sure to request Ken Block as your driver and that he has his F-150 Raptortrax with him. Check out the epic fun these guys had as Ken along with Erik Hale and Ethan Deiss shred laps at Baldface in style!
Testing the big fat fatties at Big White Ski Resort
While you were skiing mid season pow and still stoked on the 2014 gear, we were invited to try and test the fat powder skis up at the Big White ski intro. Alongside our partners at Fresh Air we shredded run after run on the new 2015 Ski offerings from K2, Volkl, Armada, Line, Head, Salomon, Atomic Skis and Rossignol. Some were unchanged, some where refreshed and tweaked while others were completely new.
You may notice in the video that we are stoked about pretty much all of these skis. That is not because we were bought off with beer and gear (well, sort of). It is because we selected only the skis we were interested in testing. We skipped the ones that weren't fat enough and went straight for the goodies. Kind of like pushing the veggies aside and just going for the steak!
If we are looking to pick up a new pair of 2015 powder skis, please check out our friends at Fresh Air www.freshair.ca They carry some amazing product and are extremely knowledgeable. And as always, tell em we sent ya.
We hope you are as pumped about the 2015 ski season as we are!
The new trailer for Afterglow from Sweetgrass Productions looks quite unique. With a partnership from Philips they have strapped what looks like hundreds of lights to the skiers which results in an amazing illuminescent display. It sure gets our creative juiced flowing. With all the new boundaries ski movies are pushing you can't help but get excited.
Enjoy the trailer and be sure to check this one out when it is released.
This past season Backcountry Access came out with the BC Link. An affordable and easy to use 2-way radio with all the features designed for backcountry and winter use.
When it comes to backcountry skiing and travel, safety is paramount. Whether you’re a catsking operator, or just a recreational ski bum, this fact should remain the same. One more way to ensure safety in a group is communication. Ski guides and professionals have been carrying portable radios for years, and it is becoming more common for entire groups to be linked up. This is where the BC Link fills a need.
Buyer's guides are on the shelves, ski movie trailers are all over the net, stoke is high and look what fell from the skies over the Big Red Cats terrain! It is only the third day of September and the snow has started to fly. Kieren and Kauri went out to start working on roads they were greeted with this early season treat. Kieren says that this may be the earliest he has seen snow in the past 10 years. Let's hope this is a good sign for things to come!
Lynsey Dyer launches the first all-women ski flick
Lynsey Dyer and her crew of rippin' skier women have just released the trailer to their new film - Pretty Faces. If the trailer is any indication, this film is going to be unreal. It will also shake up the ski scene giving focus on the women that are forging ahead in the world of freeskiing.
You'll also see the ladies skiing some sick BC powder on location at Retallack Catskiing and Eagle Pass Heliskiing.
Watch for the World Premier September 30th. Until then, enjoy the trailer.