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.
New Packages from Selkirk Wilderness Skiing Could be the Gift You are Looking For
What do you do if the person on your Christmas list has all the gear they could possibly need? Get them catskiing of course! For the 2011/12 season Selkirk Wilderness Skiing has added a few new packages to its mix to provide guests with added flexibility. SWS was the legendary birthplace of catskiing in 1975, and they got it right with an amazing mix of terrain, lodge atmosphere, and friendly staff. You arrive a guest, and you leave as part of the Selkirk family. Check out the photos and video of our 2011 trip to Selkirk Wilderness Skiing.
We are off to Mustang Powder today to kick off the season!
The winter tires are on the truck, the new OR Gear is stuffed in our bags, our skis are mounted and waxed...we are prep'd and ready for Catskiing season to start. Our first trip of the season begins today at Mustang Powder. They have been hit with some amazing early season Monashee powder and we are eager to get out and test it for ourselves.
Here is what Nick from Mustang sent us this morning just to get the stoke going a little more:
Conditions have really shaped up here at Mustang Powder. We have recently completed our staff training and the ACMG mechanized skiing course is coming to an end. We are looking forward to a great early season of powder skiing. We are already at an average of 200cms at treeline which is above average and every skier has been coming back to the lodge with huge grins. This last storm has left us with 50cms of dry powder. Temperatures have been hovering around -2 to -7, perfect for great snow conditions and comfortable skiing. For early season powder skiing you Gotta love the Monashees!!!
Oh yeah! Stay tuned for a full report later in the week. For now, enjoy these few pics from the crew at Mustang:
A Gift Certificate from Big Red Cats should do the trick!
Do you have a powder lover on your Christmas list? Usually these people have all the gear they could ever need and always seem to find their own stuff anyways. Why not take a different approach this Christmas and give the gift of powder skiing at Big Red Cats in Rossland BC. Big Red Cats is offering a few different gift certificate options this season:
$299 plus tax for pre-purchased Stand-by day (date confirmed 24 hours in advance)
$350 plus tax for scheduled date before January 15th, 2012 and after March 11th, 2012
$430 plus tax for scheduled date between January 15th, 2012 and March 11th, 2012
Eagle Pass Heliskiing now offers transfers to Mustang Powder Catskiing
In BC, the highways can be unpredictable. They can close, some trucker could jack-knife his truck... who knows. Having lived in the province our whole lives, we have seen many ski trips cancelled or 'modified' because of unexpected closures. So why not rise above all that?!
We want to say thank you to all of the service Men and Women serving at home and abroad. You help make this country great. It is a priviledge to do what we do here in the mountains of BC and we never want to take that for granted.
Early season is shaping up nicely at Mustang Powder Catskiing
We woke up this morning to a nice little email from our friend Mark at Mustang Powder. Apparently things are looking pretty sweet today (as you can see in the photo above!) This picture was taken on November 10th, 2011 from the deck of the Mustang Powder Lodge. They are sitting around a 1 Metre base and climbing. According to Mark's report, they have the cats tracked up, the guest passenger boxes are getting installed and the finishing touches on a few lodge upgrades are nearing completion. All to create the best guest experience possible!
Mustang Powder Catskiing has their first trips heading out in about 3 weeks. We have skied early season at Mustang and it does not disappoint. The range they are in seems to get copious amounts of snow even if there aren't any signs of the white fluffy stuff in the valley.
Join us at the movie premier tonight in Kelowna BC and WIN!
If you are in or near Kelowna BC today, make sure you join us at the premier of Warren Miller's 62nd film ...Like There's No Tomorrow. We will be at the show talking catskiing with all the powder hungry skiers and boarders of the Okanagan and during intermission we will be giving away a day of catskiing for 2 people to Big Red Cats! You have to be there to enter and you must be in the crowd to win.
If you need a ticket, click here to purchase it online. Freshair.ca
Legs of Steel gives us this free viewing of their latest film.
All pre-season we have been going to the movie premiers in hopes of seeing some sick segments documenting this past season's La Nina storms. Although we have seen a few little snipits here and there, the footage in the Legs of Steel - Nothing Else Matters is the one to be topped! It features some DEEP powder shots from BC's very own Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, Stellar Heliskiing and Monashee Powder Cats.
One warning, there is a fair amount of park stuff in this video but if you can make it through, the powder is worth it! Hey, it's FREE!