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.
Ever had trouble getting to your skiing destination. Need a little more traction after that last snow fall. Check out 11 great antarctic vehicles.
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Chatter Creek. Photo: Dylan Page
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!
Big Red Cats announced it will open 2 new mountains for cat skiing and riding for the coming winter 2009/2010. Guests that ski with Big Red Cats will now be able to ski 7 summits of untracked powder. The addition of the 2 new mountains will be Big Red Cats 6th and 7th mountains, and are called Claw Mountain and Mt China . The 2 new mountains will open up about another 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. This will allow Big Red Cats to use virtually all of its nearly 19,000 acres of terrain. The new mountains will also open about 100 new runs that have never been skied before. Big Red Cats also plans to do extensive glading for the coming winter. Click the "Read More" for all the juicy details...
such a nice guy!
One of the most influential skiers of our time passed away in a tragic Ski B.A.S.E. accident in Italy on March 26, 2009. Shane McConkey is synonymous with pushing the limits of the ski industry and the perceptions people have about professional skiers. He will be missed but his legacy will live on for sure. How do I know? Well, those fat skis you are skiing on, thank Shane. Those reverse camber skis you see out there, Shane. Ski BASE jumping....yeah, Shane. This guy was a pioneer. And he did it with class and a love for life. I had a chance to meet Shane once at a ski show in Vegas. He and I talked about skiing in BC over a couple of Red Bulls and Jaegermeisters. Great guy, thanks for the inspiration.
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