The latest news from the catskiing / snowcat industry. Where to ski, who has snow, whats happening. We also post reviews of the latest gear, skis, and some general interest stuff. Be sure to check for last minute deals to make your winter vacation the best.
Who doesn't need a fresh set of pow skis to start off the season!
We tested the new Rossignol Soul 7 last season at the Big White Powder Ski test and were impressed. The new air tip core really makes a difference to the weight and nimbleness of the ski. We are fans and you will be to, especially if you win a pair. All you have to do is click the link and enter.
We are now on Instagram! Come on over and check us out and get your regular pow fix. We will be posting the best of the best from our travels around the Catskiing world here in beautiful British Columbia.
Well this looks pretty awesome. Lots of deep, deep BC coast pow just outside of Whistler. Get the goods with Powder Mountain Catskiing and Heliskiing and ride above all those lift lines. Powder Mountain offers day trips from Whistler either by cat or heli depending on how many loonies you have in your piggy bank.
We all got together last night to check out the new MSP / Red Bull ski flcik Days of My Youth. There were some pretty wild scenes in the movie but this compilation of James Heim pretty much sums it up. Filled with some serious pow, steeps and hits.
Besides the epic powder and mountain vistas, one of the biggest highlights of catskiing is the people you meet and the friends you make. Whether you ski one day, or spend the whole week in the lodge with a group, you always go away with new connections and memories.
On our trip to White Grizzly Catskiing Last December, we were riding and staying with a group of people that had been coming to Meadow Creek for years. We had never been there before, so our first night (before any skiing) with group was full of stories of old trips and terrain features that you don't want to miss. As the conversation drifted on, we found out that one couple form California, are big time surfers and Ed runs a surf school in Santa Cruz.
Ed asks us, "do you want to see some pictures of my surfing"? Of course we did, and when he pulled them out we were blown away. Not only is Ed a life long surfer, he has ridden the biggest waves in the world with some of the biggest names in the surfing industry. To make a skiing comparison, it would be like going surfing and realizing you're hanging out with Scott Schmidt, Glen Plake or Mike Hattrup.
Ed's passion was almost inevitable when you look at his past. Ed's Grandmother Dorothy Becker was the first woman to perform a headstand on a surfboard in 1915. She was even taught how to surf by David Kahanamoku, the brother of the Duke himself. After that, he went on to surf all over the world and now teach people of all ages how to surf. Check out Club Ed for yourself if you ever think you'd want to go for a surf school experience.
Just one of the many cool stories about people you meet, and the social aspect of catskiing. I guess when you put 12 skiers and riders together in a backcountry lodge, closeness is bound to happen!
Powder Magazine explores the Human Factor when it comes to avalanche safety. This is an important issue for backcountry travel. Even though you have guides when you are catskiing there is still the decisions you make that can make your day the best day of your life or the worst. We can be lulled into this false sense of security when we are under the guidance of a guide, have the latest in transceiver technology and are wearing an airbag. The mountains are powerful, make you decisions wisely and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Be sure to check back for the rest of this 5 part series.
Win a set of brand new skis from our friends at Skevik Skis. As you may have seen on this website, Skevik is one of our skis of choice out there. We have a set of Loken 116's and a set of Oda's. Having 2 sets of Skeviks between 4 guys is a recipe for tourble...