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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.

Enter to WIN 2 Days of Catskiing

Plus a bunch of other awesome stuff from Outdoor Research and Icebreaker

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Win a 2 day trip for 2 to the catskiing destination OF YOUR CHOICE. Click on the icons below to read about each one, and choose a location that would create the ulitmate adventure for you. TWO sidecountry ski jackets from our friends at Outdoor Research. TWO sets of the ultimate base layers from Icebreaker Pure Merino. And if that is not enough, we are also setting the winner up with TWO pairs of gloves from Outdoor Research as well. So you can see why we called this the GREAT Catskiing give away right?

Choose your trip from one of our participating Catskiing Operators:

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CLICK HERE TO ENTER and to fill out your information and a short questionnaire and be entered in this totally awesome contest.

Click here for FULL CONTEST DETAILS

The New Sony Action Cam - Will it Replace your GoPro?

Sony jumps into the POV camera market with the Sony Action Cam

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You might think that GoPro and Contour have the market locked as far as POV action cams go. But then Sony wades onto the scene with the new Sony Action Cam. They are hoping to build on their reputation as a premier consumer camera manufacture with quality builds and lenses to gain a foothold. And they just might get a chunk.

The Sony Action Cam boasts Full 1080p HD video with 4X HD slow motion. It comes complete with its version of a rugged waterproof case (to 197ft apparently). You have to buy all the extra mounts separately just as you do with GoPro and Contour.

Where Sony hopes to differ is with it's Carl Zeiss lens technology. This is one area where GoPro and Contour lags a little. The consistency of the shots and video colours and quality is not quite there. Hopefully the Sony Action Cam can provide consistent output in varying lighting conditions.

Anyways, long story short: The Sony Action Cam is 'Coming Soon', it is going to start at $199 and will no doubt be seen on the slopes this winter. Stay tuned for a full review once we get our hands on one.

Here is a little teaser video:

United Airlines now flying into Kelowna BC from LAX

Great news for ski travelers from the US

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Before United Airlines actually starts flying into Kelowna International Airport (YLW) an additional flight has been added.

Bolstered by higher than expected early bookings on the new daily Los Angeles (LAX) flight scheduled to begin Dec. 19, United Airlines is now adding a second seasonal Saturday flight to operate Jan. 5 to April 6, 2013.

"The inbound ski industry as well as outbound holiday travelers, will see this as very good news," says Jenelle Hynes, YLW marketing and media relations. "This additional Saturday flight has been specifically timed to link YLW to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand."

Daily service on United Airlines Express between LAX and YLW  was announced on July 10, 2012.

New MSP Trailer - Superheros of Stoke is out!

A new film that takes a look back to see how we move forward

 

We are stoked about this one! Every year Matchstick Productions ups their game and always brings us something new and exciting to get stoked up about the upcoming season. We especially like the sneak peak at this flick because it pays tribute to the pioneers that help shape skiing into what it is today. One thing I remember is my first time catskiing back in the 90's in Revelstoke. At the time there were only a handful of operations and it was a super exclusive thing to do.

Today, we have over 20 operators that range from day operations to multi-day and week long vacations. So keep in mind, while skiers keep pushing the limits of what is possible on skis, there are the operators, guides and staff that are working just as hard to develop the ultimate backcountry cat skiing experience for us...to get us stoked! One of those operators is featured in this trailer with some over-the-head powder shots from Chatter Creek.

Enjoy!

From Matchstick...

MSP is proud to bring you the most eagerly awaited ski film of the last two decades. "SUPERHEROES OF STOKE" celebrates MSP's heritage and 20 years of skiing progression, showcasing icons of the sport and honoring the moments that helped define modern freeskiing. This awe-inspiring new film takes a captivating look at the past, present, and future of freeskiing through comprehensive storytelling and engaging first-person perspectives from those who helped change the game. Throughout the film, MSP honors the heroes who have emerged over the years and pays tribute to the heroes who have been lost. "SUPERHEROES OF STOKE" showcases incredible new action from all corners of the globe, encompassing overhead powder at Chatter Creek, massive spine walls in Alaska's Tordrillo Mountains, pillow lines and tree jibs in Japan, and massive man-made features at Whistler and Alyeska.

Starring an elite class of superheroes, including: Mark Abma, James Heim, Ingrid Backstrom, Riley Leboe, Russ Henshaw, Eric Hjorleifson, Gus Kenworthy, Richard Permin, PK Hunder, Sean Pettit, Michelle Parker, Cody Townsend, Jacob Wester, Aidan Sheahan, Logan Pehota, Leo Ahrens, and Sam Anthamatten. Also featuring legendary cameos from earlier generations of the MSP universe: Shane McConkey, Seth Morrison, Wendy Fisher, JP Auclair, Mike Douglas, CR Johnson, Tanner Hall, Eric Pollard, Hugo Harrisson, Sarah Burke, and many more.

Powder Friday - Long ago in a Far Away Place Called Valhalla...

A video from a trip we did before we even started this website.

Here at Catskiing Canada we tend to drift away from work on Friday's. During a conversation about whether we should skip out and go mountain biking we started sending each other videos that we shot from years gone by. The above is from a trip we did in 2005 to Valhalla Powder Cats just outside of Nelson BC.

This particular trip had a very unassuming start. We arrived in Nelson to only a skif of snow. So we went and grabbed a few beverages and told each other that at least we were on a road trip and that some snow is better than no snow.

Well, the next morning as we drove up the Slocan Valley in the Valhalla van we started to realized that we were in for a treat. That day stands as our deepest day on record. Over 80cms had fallen in two days and we were literally speachless. Valhalla Powder Cats has sinced moved to new terrain so we will always feel lucky that we got this day in the old terrain. Of course, the new terrain is incredible but watching this video always make us want for something we can't have.

Enjoy and Happy Friday!

Junuary Storm Inspires a very early bird deal from Big Red Cats

It snowed in the higher up spots in BC so why not think Catskiing?!

Early Bird Cat Skiing Specials from Big Red Cats

Earlybird Specials - Must be booked by July 1st 2012:

Red Reservations Luxury Condos 40% OFF!

Full-Cat Safari Packages (must have a group of 12):

In 3 Feb, out 10 Feb, 7 nights in the Big Red Lodge. 3 days cat skiing at Big Red Cats, 2 days at Valhalla Powder Cats, and 1 day lift pass at Red Mountain or Whitewater Resort: $2427 per person INCLUDING ALL TAXES

In 12 Jan, out 19 Jan, 7 nights in the Big Red Lodge, 3 days at Big Red Cats, 2 days at Valhalla Powder Cats, 1 day pass for Red Mountain or Whitewater Resort: $2176 per person INCLUDING ALL TAXES

Or book a group of 8 and get a 9th seat for free!  Book a group of 6, and get a 7th seat half price.

The first official day of the 2012/2013 season is December 26th, 2012. Although, they have been know to open if there is enough snow!

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (250) 362-2271 to book the 2012/2013 season.

It's never too early!

Powder Friday - Feed the Addiction

Powder Videos can keep the addiction at bay or push you over the edge!

It's the first Friday of June and already I am thinking about the wait until next powder season. We have had reports in from a few catskiing operations already. Telling us that they have been out scouting new terrain, planning new roads and designing some creative packages for you for the 2012/2013 season.

So to help feed your addiction I found this post this morning from wonderful world wide web. It is an edit by Eliel Hindert and has some killer powder shots and a decent sound track. It's Friday, you have worked hard all week. Take a break and check out this video.

You may recognize some footage from the Kootenay area. Specifically Red Mountain, Whitewater and Revelstoke Mountain.

Happy Friday! Enjoy...

Warren Miller - Flow State First Teaser

Winter just ended and the ski film teasers are already out!

Here is the first glimpse at the new film from Warren Miller Entertainment. It is the 63rd installment from good ol' Warren Miller and his crew. Last year's film was a serious improvement from the previous few years. It looks like Warren Miller may be making a come back...

Enjoy.

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