First Day of Spring?

on Saturday, 22 March 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing, CatSkiing Reviews

Snow and Sun at Valhalla Powdercats

First Day of Spring?

The first day of Spring arrived and for the people down in the valley bottom it was a warm and sunny day. The grass was starting to green, birds were fluttering about and people were feeling like the grip of winter was starting to loosen. Not for us though...

We found ourselves at the end of a 3-Day trip to Valhalla Powdercats where winter had decided to give it another go. We got out of the cat at the weather station to 22cms of new snow on top of the 10cms from the day before (that is a foot of fresh for those American readers!). To make the situation just a little more epic, the sun happened to make an appearance throughout the day.

Run after run of powder and sunshine was the order of the day. We have had the experience of sunny snowfall which is always majestic when one finds themselves in the middle of the Valhalla's with a close group of friends.

For those of you who are on the fence about a late March catskiing trip, don't hesitate. This is the third season in a row where we have had remarkable conditions.

Here are a few shots from the trip. We have plenty more coming so stay tuned for a full gallery:

March Madness

on Thursday, 20 March 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing

Spring Break at it's best

March Madness

Our late March trip to Valhalla Powdercats brought sunshine to start........ and then it snowed. Day 2 brought 10 cm of fresh and it kept snowing all day. The steep chutes and trees kept us stoked all day long. It's supposed to keep snowing, and we can only imagine how much deeper tomorrow will get. In the past ten years of skiing here, Valhalla always delivers.

Powder and Blue Skies at Island Lake Catskiing

on Tuesday, 18 February 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing

It was this good in January so imagine what it is like now!

Reports from Island Lake Catskiing throughout January were sounding pretty good. We got some great shots sent to us from Mike McPhee showing some nice pow and killer blue skies. While some pockets were in a bit of a drought, Island Lake was staying consistent. Now that BC is getting whalloped with some epic mid-winter pow just imaging what it is like up there now.

This video was shot during January 2014 by Nick Nault and features Mikey Witlox, Luke Nelson, Ben Ogilvie, Caleb Brown and Mark Butcher.

Enjoy this Pow Fix from Island Lake Catskiing!

Catskiing.ca Photographer Geoff Holman featured in Digital SLR Magazine

on Friday, 07 February 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing

Getting attention for his unique shooting style in the backcountry.

Catskiing.ca Photographer Geoff Holman featured in Digital SLR Magazine

Our resident photographer Geoff Holman has been featured in the February issue of Digital SLR Magazine. Two shots from Selkirk Wilderness Skiing and a deep forest shot of mountain biking in BC's Interior. Geoff has been working over the past few season to develop a unique style and adapt his equipment for mobile use in the backcountry. 

About the Photos:

Full Page - Geoff set this shot up at the end of a stormy day at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing. It was a dark day that usually makes ski photography a difficult task. With Geoff's lighting techniques he can light up the scene and get dramatic shot like this.

Half Page Ski - Again at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing but this time on a brighter day. Still using Geoff's lighting set up we get a shot that shows off the terrain but really highlights the action of the skier. It even enhances the texture of the snow.

1/4 Page Bike - It was a dry and dusty day in the BC Interior when we headed out to test some shots. We were looking for set up that could show the think foliage but still give Geoff the kicked up dust effect that ended up in this shot.

Geoff loves finding new set-ups and developing new techniques. Action photography is a great medium and the whole team at Catskiing.ca love pitching in and helping him realize his creations.

If you want to get yourself some amazing powder skiing like in the pictures above, check out Selkirk Wilderness Skiing. It will change your life.

Congrats Geoff on getting 'exposure' in another magazine!

Sending it at Island Lake Catskiing

on Monday, 03 February 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing

At Island Lake Catskiing they are generally addicted to powder skiing and snow boarding and most of the images and webisodes out of there reflect that.  In early January 2014, Island Lake invited a few local shredders to get a bit more creative with their catski terrain features and show off a bit, becouse sometimes you just need a little airtime. 

Here is a little webisode from those days.  Athletes include: Mikey Witlox, Luke Nelson, Ben Ogilvie and Mark Butcher.

www.islandlakecatskiing.com

Rare Mid-Season Seats Available at Mustang Powder Catskiing

on Friday, 31 January 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing

Stop what you are doing and get out to the powder!

Rare Mid-Season Seats Available at Mustang Powder Catskiing

Mustang Powder has recently had some cancellations and are offering a few trips at discounted rates:

Regular Cat

  • Feb 3 to 6 Mon to Thurs 4 days $650 1 spot available
  • Feb 15 to 17 Sat to Mon 3 days $850 2 spots available
  • Feb 18 to 21 Tues to Fri 4 days $850 2 spots available

Small Groups / Steep Chutes Cat

  • Feb. 7 to 10 Fri to Mon 4 days $900 1 spot available

If you would like to book our last minute seat e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January has been amazing at Island Lake Catskiing

on Monday, 20 January 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing

Photos by Mike McPhee of Island Lake Lodge

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Island Lake Catskiing is off to the races this season.  The Fernie area experienced above average snowfall early season and at one point was reporting more snow then most other areas in North America.  At Island Lake they have had about 5 metres of snowfall as of mid-January and there is a compressed base of 265 cms at tree line.  Although they are mostly booked up for the season, there is a bit of room at the end of March.  Have a look at their new website at www.islandlakecatskiing.com

Check out these recent photos from Mike McPhee.