Retallack Catskiing Review

Have you ever heard of a place called Kaslo?  How about New Denver?  Odds are, unless you live in the BC interior, or have a good knowledge of it, you have never heard of those places.  But nestled at the top of the pass between these two Kootenay towns is a place called Retallack.

Avalanche Safety with BCA

Learn Avalanche Safety
We all love spending time in the backcountry, and (hopefully) eveyone knows that having the proper gear with you is essential.  All of us at carry our Back Country Access beacons, probes, and shovels, and regularly practice how to use them when we are out skiing in the backcountry.  What we love about BCA, is their philosophy on avalanche safety:

"At BCA, our mission is to save lives, not just pump products. As a leader in our industry, we need to be responsible about sending people into the backcountry. They need to be equipped not just with products, but with education. That’s why we’ve invested so much in research and education."

Having the right equipment is key, but if you don't know how to use it, you're almost in as much trouble as if you didn't have it at all.  Take time to learn with trained guides/instructors, and practice your techniques to get better.  In addition to that, there are some great online resources. Check out for lots of info and education tips.  Have fun out there and stay safe.

NEW Website launched for Valhalla Powdercats

It is finally here! After a few months of hard work Valhalla Powder Cats out of Nelson BC has launched their new site. Just in time for some mid-season powder pics! We have had a quick review and it looks pretty hot. See for yourself at They are also offering up a few days of catskiing this month for a bit of a deal. Check out our Last Minute Deals section at the top of the page. Be sure to mention you saw them on! and Big Red Cats in National Geographic!

2 good looking guys and Big Red Cats in National Geographic
This Fall along with Big Red Cats was featured in National Geographic. For our chief photographer Geoff Holman this was a very cool thing. Getting published in National Geographic gives a guy some street cred! It came to be because NG was doing an article on mountain life in the town of Rossland and they needed a photo of some smiling skiers. We wanted some super cool pic of shedding the powder but this worked for what they needed and we got ourselves some international press!

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