Redesigned ski lineup, made right here in BC

Crown delivers with graphics options

Crown-ski-2011Crown Skis is proud to announce the launch of their 2010/11 Product Line-up including the refined Kensho and the totally updated and redesigned Satori.  We had a chance to ski these at the 2011 powder ski test last year, and they surprised us, to say the least.  A locally built ski that rips it up and comes in a selection of different graphics.  Check out Crown's latest creations here.

All inclusive trips back at Valhalla Powdercats

You need to sleep, right?

Valhalla-humeBack by popular demand, Valhalla Powdercats is pleased to offer skiing packages with accommodation in beautiful Nelson, BC.   These packages include: hotel, breakfast, lunch and a big day at Valhalla Powdercats.  This includes accommodation at either the Best Western, or the Hume hotel.  And if you want a true Nelson experience, we recommend the Hume.  It's old, rustic, and comfortable. Just like that pair of underwear your wife wants to throw out, but better!   Get the info and rates here.

Check out catskiing.ca's video of their last trip to Valhalla Powdercats.

New from Icebreaker for winter 2011

Wrap yourself in some slick fitting wool

gt-260-pursuit-400pxWe just found our about some new stuff coming down the pipe from Icebreaker to keep you toasty and warm this season when you're out in the mountains. Icebreaker's Fall/Winter 2010/11 GT Range is designed to give wearers a compettitive advantage in high performance sports. Merino wool is paired with LYCRA for a technical fit and faster dry time while strategically placed eyelet fabric adds ventilation.

Shown here is the GT 260 Pursuit Range: Midweight for cold weather conditions, wear it solo or under insulating layers. Check out the GT line here.

New Avalanche Safety from BCA

Protect your head, Prevent Burial

Excavation time is by far the biggest contributing factor in avalanche fatalities. By reducing or eliminating burial depth you substantially increase your chances of survival. The Float 30 is the first airbag that is both affordable and easily reusable. Back Country Access uses a smaller cylinder, single–chamber 150–liter airbag, and super–efficient venturi system to reduce cost and weight. The airbag itself not only helps prevent burial, but protects the head, neck and upper body from trauma. With its location behind the head and away from the hips and arms, it preserves the user’s peripheral vision and his or her ability to escape the avalanche before it picks up speed.
Click here for more info and a demo video of the BCA Float 30

Don't forget to check out the awesome discounts we can get you on last seasons packs, click here for more info.

It's Snowing Somewhere...

Chile is not that far away. Right?

Got the itch to go catskiing, but it's summer where you live?  Then get yourself to Chile where catskiing is just beginning at Ski Arpa.  Open from mid-June to mid-October with an annual snowfall of over 16 feet, it may not be quite like skiing in BC, but hey, it's summer.  It also sounds like an adventure of a place to get to, with a 108 km drive from Santiago, part of that on back roads.  We haven't been down there yet, but if you have, drop us an email and give us your take on it.  Host Anton "Toni" Sponar, who spends his summers in Chile while wintering in Aspen, and his son are out to show you a good time when you get tired of the beach in the north.