December Powder Skiing at Mustang Powder Catskiing

on Thursday, 27 November 2014. By: Todd Avison

Here is why you go to Mustang in December.

If it is good enough for Riley Leboe, Tanner Hall and JP Auclair, it is good enough for you! Here is an edit from early December last season. As you can see, it does not look like early season up at Mustang Powder Catskiing. We have been there opening weekend a couple of times and it is always incredible. In fact, we have only been there early December and we love it! I mean, what a great way to kick off your season. Christmas party conversations will go like this:

Christmas Party Guy: "So, have you been to the hill yet?"

You: "No, not yet"

Christmas Party Guy: "Really?! Aw man, it has been epic shredding out there. I have 4 days in on my pass already. Too busy I guess eh?!"

You: "It's not that, I just spent opening weekend and Mustang Powder and now everything else seems...well...you know"

Christmas Party Guy: "Oh....uh...nice. I gotta get in on that action next December!"

Don't be that guy! There are still a couple spots left and they have been marked down to $500 per day. And did we mention it has been pounding snow for days?!

For more info, go here: Mustang Powder

New RMU Skis to Test Out This Season

on Wednesday, 26 November 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing, Gear News By: Todd Avison

We are stoked to get out and test these new pow skis!

New RMU Skis to Test Out This Season

As ski season draws nearer we, like most skiers, turn our attention to gear. If we can't ski yet we might as well be looking at, talking about, buying and generally driving our significant other nuts over gear. Today we got a little gift from Mr. Postman in the form or two fresh sets of skis from Rocky Mountain Underground - RMU. We haven't skied on anything from RMU in the past so we are very eager to get out and give these a whirl. 

In our possession is a set of The Whole Enchilada and a set of The Professors. We will be testing, reviewing and shooting pics of these skis this season so stay tuned. 

Until then, take a cruise on down to your local ski shop and share in the early season waiting pain with the fellow skiers, it is only a few more days here in BC!

Check out the RMU line up here: http://www.rockymountainunderground.com/

The RMU Whole Enchilada:

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48 | 156 | 132 | 148 | 140

The RMU Professor:

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146 | 120 | 136

WIN a Pair of Rossignol Soul 7's from our Friends at Fresh Air

on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Todd Avison

Who doesn't need a fresh set of pow skis to start off the season!

WIN a Pair of Rossignol Soul 7's from our Friends at Fresh Air

We tested the new Rossignol Soul 7 last season at the Big White Powder Ski test and were impressed. The new air tip core really makes a difference to the weight and nimbleness of the ski. We are fans and you will be to, especially if you win a pair. All you have to do is click the link and enter.

Enter Here:

www.freshair.ca/rossignol-giveaway

Pow in Yer Face at Powder Mountain Catskiing

on Thursday, 13 November 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Todd Avison

Whistler deep without the crowds

Well this looks pretty awesome. Lots of deep, deep BC coast pow just outside of Whistler. Get the goods with Powder Mountain Catskiing and Heliskiing and ride above all those lift lines. Powder Mountain offers day trips from Whistler either by cat or heli depending on how many loonies you have in your piggy bank. 

Here are your instructions:

1. Watch video

2. Get super stoked

3. Book a trip

4. Go on said trip

5. Brag to all your friends. 

Learn more about Powder Mountain Catskiing. here >>>

Don't watch this is you are itching for a pow fix

on Tuesday, 11 November 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Todd Avison

James Heim Days of My Youth Segment

We all got together last night to check out the new MSP / Red Bull ski flcik Days of My Youth. There were some pretty wild scenes in the movie but this compilation of James Heim pretty much sums it up. Filled with some serious pow, steeps and hits. 

Catskiing and the Friends You Make

on Thursday, 06 November 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Adam Benson

Surfing with Club Ed at White Grizzly Catskiing

Catskiing and the Friends You Make

Ed Guzman surfing the deep pow at White Grizzly Catskiing.

Besides the epic powder and mountain vistas, one of the biggest highlights of catskiing is the people you meet and the friends you make. Whether you ski one day, or spend the whole week in the lodge with a group, you always go away with new connections and memories.

On our trip to White Grizzly Catskiing Last December, we were riding and staying with a group of people that had been coming to Meadow Creek for years. We had never been there before, so our first night (before any skiing) with group was full of stories of old trips and terrain features that you don't want to miss. As the conversation drifted on, we found out that one couple form California, are big time surfers and Ed runs a surf school in Santa Cruz.

Ed asks us, "do you want to see some pictures of my surfing"? Of course we did, and when he pulled them out we were blown away. Not only is Ed a life long surfer, he has ridden the biggest waves in the world with some of the biggest names in the surfing industry. To make a skiing comparison, it would be like going surfing and realizing you're hanging out with Scott Schmidt, Glen Plake or Mike Hattrup.

Ed's passion was almost inevitable when you look at his past. Ed's Grandmother Dorothy Becker was the first woman to perform a headstand on a surfboard in 1915. She was even taught how to surf by David Kahanamoku, the brother of the Duke himself. After that, he went on to surf all over the world and now teach people of all ages how to surf. Check out Club Ed for yourself if you ever think you'd want to go for a surf school experience.

Just one of the many cool stories about people you meet, and the social aspect of catskiing. I guess when you put 12 skiers and riders together in a backcountry lodge, closeness is bound to happen!

Next time you are in the Santa Cruz area, check out Club Ed Surf School

Watch Ed and Pato Surf Cold Slab. When it's that cold you might as well come ride snow up here in BC!

The Human Factor - Intro

on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Todd Avison

A 5 Part Series from Powder Magazine

Powder Magazine explores the Human Factor when it comes to avalanche safety. This is an important issue for backcountry travel. Even though you have guides when you are catskiing there is still the decisions you make that can make your day the best day of your life or the worst. We can be lulled into this false sense of security when we are under the guidance of a guide, have the latest in transceiver technology and are wearing an airbag. The mountains are powerful, make you decisions wisely and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

Be sure to check back for the rest of this 5 part series.