New Roads to get more Valhalla Catskiing

on Friday, 21 August 2015. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Todd Avison

Better roads = more pow

New Roads to get more Valhalla Catskiing

If you have experienced catskiing in seasons past, you will know that there are a few key things that make the day incredible. Of course powder and weather are a given. Awesome guiding is another. But one of the things that makes you get the most pow in a day is a well thought out road system. The folks at Valhalla Powdercats take this very seriously.

They have a road building team that is always looking for ways to get the most out of their terrain. Here is what they have to say about the upcoming season:

The most important is the new roads we are building in the Valhalla tenure- allowing us to have two different exit zone at the end of the day. Previously you all skied out Huckleberry - we can now ski out Lost Bowl which will be an astounding difference to the ski program, as well as open up some stupendous old growth north face skiing! We can all hardly wait to go in there and shred some pow!

We can hardly wait too! Word is that their bookings are filling up but there is still some room in January and March. 

New Ski Free Inspired Graphic from Skevik Skis

on Wednesday, 12 August 2015. By: Todd Avison

New Ski Free Inspired Graphic from Skevik Skis

Skevik Skis has done it again. They have released a graphic for the 2015/2016 ski season that throws back to the days of Windows 95 with a killer representation of the PC game Ski Free. The all new Sheske graphic has captured this game in all its glory complete with the infamous Yeti. 

We are big fans of Skevik Skis and are stoked to see these skis in real life. 

Also new for 2015/2016 is a wider 122mm Anton model. We're pumped about that too!

See more here: www.skevikskis.com

If you need a refresher back to the 90's inspiration for these skis, check out this quick video:

There's a new Cat in town at Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge

on Monday, 10 August 2015. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Adam Benson

Meow

There's a new Cat in town at Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge

The terrain in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia is begging to be skied every winter, and this year there is one more way to do that. Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge, an hour west of Vernon, is BC's the newest Catskiing operation. They are working full tilt to get the new lodge up and running for this season, and we can't wait to get out there and try it out for ourselves.

The interior of BC, especially around the Okanagan Valley, has been growing in popularity with a number of new cat, heli, and backcountry ski operations over the past while. Proximity to the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and it's many direct flights is a big part of that draw, making it easier than ever to get here. This avoids wasting days and money on transfers in from Vancouver, Calgary, or Spokane. Kelowna to Keefer Lake Lodge Catskiing is less then 2 two hours, and can easily add more ski days to your trip. That means more Pow, more turns, and more beer in the Lodge around the fireplace.

Give Jeff and the crew a call and see when you can get your own Monashee powder adventure at Keefer Lake Lodge Catskiing. Meow.

www.keeferlakelodge.com

GoPro Hero 4 Session

on Monday, 06 July 2015. Posted in Powder Skiing, Gear News By: Todd Avison

Small is the new awesome!

GoPro Hero 4 Session

GoPro innovates again with this All-New GoPro Hero 4 Session. It is small, light and can be placed almost anywhere. At just 1.5 inches cubed it is packed with awesome features that you would expect from GoPro. It shoots 1080p at 60fps or 1440p at 30fps. Excellent image quality along with clear audio. Nice GoPro, nice. 

Set at $399, this GoPro is a little more affordable that other GoPros. We see these starting to pop up everywhere as soon as they are release on July 12th. I know we will get one...or two or three!

Summer is here...let the decent into Winter begin!

on Sunday, 21 June 2015. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Todd Avison

Summer is here...let the decent into Winter begin!

The first day of Summer brings all sorts of feelings to people around North America. The seamingly endless days on the lakes and rivers, the warm evenings, the alluring aroma of the BBQ, and of course, the hope that Winter once again will return. Yes my friends, the days are getting shorter. Ski mags will hit the shelves shortly. The barrage of ski flick trailers will be upon us. It will not be long before you tire of the BBQ smell and yearn for the wafting scent of ski wax to dance around in your nose holes. Do not despair my fellow skiers, this purgatory we call summer will soon be over. We shall be knee deep in Winter in no time.

There was powder to be found at Selkirk Wilderness this March

on Friday, 17 April 2015. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Todd Avison

In a time when most areas struggled, SWS was basking in powder and sunshine.

Powder, sunshine, good times and great friends at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing. Alan and Brenda chose this spot for a reason 40 years ago. Watch the video to find out why. 

Imagine...if this is what it is like at SWS on a lean snow year, just think what a normal season is like! 

For more: www.selkirkwilderness.com

We made the front cover of Ski Canada Magazine!

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Powder Skiing By: Todd Avison

A shot of the deep poweder at White Grizzly Catskiing

We made the front cover of Ski Canada Magazine!

We got some exciting news just before Christmas but couldn't share it until this week - one of our photos was selected for the cover of Ski Canada Magazine! The COVER!! We are just so pumped here at Catskiing Canada. Our photographer Geoff Holman is being recognized for his unique take on ski photography and skier Todd Avison feels like a childhood dream has been fulfilled.

A bit about the photo - This image was captured during an early season trip to White Grizzly Catskiing. The snow was deep and light, not what you would typically expect from mid-December skiing. Owners Brad and Carole showed us some true mountain hospitality and Brad was eager to show us to all his hot spots in the terrain. This was one of them. Surrounded by larger timbers and waste deep in powder!

Check out your favorite magazine stand for the latest issue of Ski Canada Magazine. We are off to shoot more photos!

2016 Powder Ski Intro

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Powder Skiing, Gear Spotlight, Gear News By: Todd Avison

We are at it again testing next year's skis up at Big White Ski Resort

Another year, another ski intro test and we made sure we were there. We look forward to this ski into event every year up at Big White Ski Resort. This season were searching for something to wow us. Something new, something innovative, something fresh. We aren't sure if we found our 'Elenore' but we did ski some pretty fun skis.

We shot this video showcasing what to expect from the 2016 Ski line-up for our favorite shop Fresh Air. Here is a list of what we got our hot little hands on:

Head

  • 2016 Head Monster
  • 2016 Head Cyclic
  • 2016 Head Collective
  • 2016 Head Monster 108

Atomic

  • 2016 Atomic Backland Boot
  • 2016 Atomic Vantage
  • 2016 Atomic Bent Chetler
  • 2016 Atomic Automatic

Salomon:

  • 2016 Salomon Quest 105
  • 2016 Salomon Q-Lab
  • 2016 Salomon Mountain Lab
  • 2016 Salomon NFX
  • 2016 Salomon Rocker2 100

Line Skis:

  • 2016 Line Blend
  • 2016 Line Supernatural 100
  • 2016 Line Mortdecai
  • 2016 Line Sick Day
  • 2016 Line Sir Francis Bacon

Armada Skis:

  • 2016 Armada JJ 2.0
  • 2016 Line Invictus
  • 2016 Line Kufo
  • 2016 Line TST

Rossignol:

  • 2016 Rossignol Super 7
  • 2016 Rossignol Soul 7
  • 2016 Rossignol Sin 7
  • 2016 Rossignol Pursuit

K2 Skis:

  • 2016 K2 Pinnacle
  • 2016 K2 Pettitor

Volkl:

  • 2016 Volkl V-Werks Katana
  • 2016 Volkl V-Werks BMT
  • 2016 Volkl Shiro