The latest news from the catskiing / snowcat industry. Where to ski, who has snow, whats happening. We also post reviews of the latest gear, skis, and some general interest stuff. Be sure to check for last minute deals to make your winter vacation the best.
Skiing is awesome but the time between is where the reltationships are forged
I love this trailer for the new Shades of Winter: BETWEEN movie. It features and all-star all-female cast and showcases some incredible skiing around the globe. The central message is what go me though. It is the time between the big lines, the sick pow lines, the wicked tree runs. The time between is when the bonds are made that stick together for life.
As a group of 4 skiers ourselves who have been ripping together since the late 90's, we agree. Yeah, the skiing has been unreal. Memories of over the head pow, blue bird days, pounding storms and all that good stuff float around our stories. But it is the friendships we have made that make future trips just that much better.
Check out the trailer for BETWEEN and get stoked for the memories and bonds you have ahead of you this season...
Don't miss this final season of powerful imagery and storytelling
A Skier's Journey is producing one final season of their web series. Jordan Manley and his cast of many adventurous skiers have shown us the world through the eyes and hearts of skiers. What a great trip its been and we can't wait for this final season to start.
The first one was great. Number 2 looks even better.
For those of you that caught Supervention last season, it was a fresh look at ski movies. Mainly because it wasn't in English! It was a story of Norwegian skiers coming together and travailing in their country and beyond. They even stop by Canada for a little deep BC pow catskiing.
Watch this Warren Miller tribute to the man who shaped snowboarding
Craig Kelly was many things. He was a World Cup Champion several times over. He was one of the pioneers of snowboarding. He was behind the designs of some of Burton's most famous boards. He shocked the world when he gave up million dollar deals to search for the most inspiring freeriding lines. But to me, Craig Kelly was a guy who had a deep love for his sport. A guy who seemed humble yet extremely driven.
I never met Craig but felt his loss like many others in the snow sports world. The funny thing is, I am not even a snowboarder. I was one of those guys who always dis'd snowboarders and didn't like what they did to the ski hills. I didn't see Craig as just a snowboarder. More of a freerider which I guess was his point. And he had this thing about him. As Warren Miller puts it:
"To watch you on a snowboard was an inspiration to all of us"
Craig Kelly's influence even touched the catskiing realm. Craig was part owner and member of the board at Island Lake Catskiing. He is part of an alumni that includes skiing legend Scot Schmidt. Craig is also honoured with a memorial at Baldface Lodge. Even though Craig Kelly passed in 2003, I can't go through a season without someone having a conversation with me about him. He was a unique individual who left us too soon but definitely left his mark.
You and your best friend will shred some epic Kootenay Pow
RED Mountain Resort, the iconic little hardcore mountain in the Kootenay region in BC is having a contest. One where you and your best rippin friend can WIN some skiing, accommodation, a day Catskiing with Big Red Catskiing and even a car rental. Check out the details below:
Enter to Win an Epic 4 Night Trip to RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC This Winter For You and a Friend!
2 Days Skiing/Snowboarding at RED Mountain Resort
1 Day Cat Skiing with Big Red Cats
4 nights in a Slopeside Luxury Condo + Private Hot Tub
Complimentary Car Rental from Spokane International Airport (GEG) (if flying within U.S.)
I know this site is called Catskiing Canada and that this video is from Japan, but you have to check out this video. If for nothing else that riding around in that sweet vintage cat and shredding deep dry powder.
Canada is the epicentre for all things catskiing. Heck, it was the birthplace of the sport. But I love seeing how the awareness of Japan's ski culture is exploding and now we are seeing growth in the Japanese Cat Skiing industry.