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.
BCA - Backcountry Access, makers of the best selling Tracker DTS, has just partnered with Catskiing.ca to keep us safe this winter. We love the philosophy of BCA because they believe that it isn't just about having the right gear in the backcountry. It is also about being educated. When you visit their site you will notice that there is a tonne of information about how to prepare yourself for backcountry travel. Saty tuned for some real life reviews and demos of their product on this site! In the meantime, visist the BCA site and get yourself educated on their latest products and initiatives. www.backcountryaccess.com
Some say Ken Block has too much money. When you see his cash and idea put to good use like the above 'snowcat' it all seems worth it. For those of you who don't know Ken Block, he is a rally car racing guru and is forging the way for a new wave of drivers. Now it seems he is taking on the snow. This video was too cool not to share. Enjoy!
I just got a giddy phone call from Kieren Gaul at Big Red Cats. He starts telling me how he got first turns today...First Turns man! The above photo is a shot of Kieren enjoying the fresh spoils. Lucky guy. Check out their website for some more pics and a little video proof! http://www.bigredcats.com
Same great people, same great terrain, new name. Monashee Mountain Cats is now operating under the banner K3 Catskiing. 09/10 will be their third season operating out of Sicamous BC with direct access to some super sweet backcountry skiing. Check out their new website here. Call David, Kris, or Rod to book your next adventure! 250-836-2275
Now is your chance to own your a snowcat! Well, it is the Lego version, but its still really cool. This Lego Technics Snow Groomer is so realistic it even has working controls to maneuver the blade. Could be the perfect gift, could be the perfect toy to sit on the desk. Check it out at the Lego Shop Online.
Premier Boutique Heliskiing Operation Creates All-inclusive Package Combining Heliskiing With Resort Skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Catskiing at Chatter Creek
Golden, BC, Canada (September 10, 2009) - Great Canadian Heli-Skiing is excited to announce the creation of 2 types of packages that combine resort skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort with heli-skiing at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing and catskiing at Chatter Creek in the powder-choked Selkirk and Purcell Mountains of interior British Columbia.
To celebrate Shane’s life, K2 Skis is releasing a limited edition Shane McConkey Ski, built on the Pontoon chassis. Graphically inspired by Shane’s personality, ability, and many contributions to our sport, the ski will be available at participating authorized K2 Dealers and K2skis.com beginning in October. Approximately 500 pair of the unique, individually numbered, commemorative skis will be produced and sold world wide. All net proceeds generated by sales of the Shane McConkey Tribute ski, will be donated to Shane’s family.
As a result of a deal with neighbouring Eagle Pass Heli skiing, Mustang Powder now has the use of some crazy cool new terrain. They are also gaining improved access to some old runs which, due to the inefficiency of the snowroad system, were rarely used. The real story here is that this opens up some really big terrain with long spectacular runs – normally only seen in the heli skiing industry.
So this news comes to us on the first rainy day of the summer. I find this kind of funny 'cause as the skys turned grey this afternoon I started to dream about when the snow is coming... Needless to say, news of expansion plans at Mustang Powder gets us going!