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.
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...
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.