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Farmers across North America are toiling over the latest edition of the much revered and hottly contested Farmer's Almanac. They debate it's accuracy, tout facts of years gone by and start planning for the harvest to come. Much of the same activity is done by skiers when this hallowed book is released.
You see, this time of year, skiers have had enough of summer. Memories of the past season are starting to go stale. We are inundated with ski movie trailer after ski movie trailer. We are ready for any news that will give us a glimpse of what the next season will bring. So naturally, we look to farmers. Seriously, who wouldn't trust the farmer pictured above?
So here it is, the publication that we will hang on to until the snow starts to fall. The 2016-17 Extened Forecast from The Farmer's Almanac:
We've been watching MSP Films since they started back in the day. Every summer we sit back and think, "what are they going to do this season?". There seems to be more and more movie being produced, technology is moving at lightspeed, every kid on the hill is producing an "Edit", and yet, MSP does it again. They put out three minutes of visual opiate that gets us jonesin' for more. I guess until Fall we will just keep this trailer on repeat.
Yup, it was epic alright. Check out this video wrap of from Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. They had a drone out showing the massive expanse of their terrain as well as some up close pow shots. The guest at the end of the video puts the exclamation point on this video with an emotiona, "It's my favorite place on Earth..."
We got to ski the last three days of the season and it was unreal. Can't wait to see what next season brings to Selkirk Snowcat Skiing.
We were cruising back from some work in the backcountry the other day when we passed the turn off to BC's newest catskiing operator Keefer Lake Catskiing. They've installed a shiny new sign on the side of the highway so of course we had to stop and take a selfie!
This must be a "good sign" because a few days later is dumped a good amount of Junaury snow on the local mountains.
Today is the day we celebrate our home planet and bring awareness to taking care of this rock we call home. Us skiers have a different perspective on the planet and the environment. While there are lots of theories and politics on what is happening with the climate, there is no doubt that we must be better stewards of where we live. We think that if more people got out into the backcountry and experienced the wild, they would have more awareness of taking care.
So get outside, enjoy the day and Happy Earth Day 2016!
Some more epic BC Pow gracing the cover of Snow Magazine
It must have been some epic pow that December trip to White Grizzly Catskiing because this is our second cover from that trip! This one is of skier Todd Avison shot but our resident photographer Geoff Holman. We couldn't be more stoked to see our work gracing the cover of another magazine.
Spring skiing in the sun at BC's newest catskiing operation
We had the opportunity to get out and explore the new terrain that is now being offered at Keefer Lake Catskiing. Located just a short drive East of Vernon, British Columbia, and only a 2 hour drive the Kelowna International airport, it is easy to get to and sure to be attracting attention....
We are stoked to get another cover for our photographer Geoff Holman!
We made the cover of Ski Magazine! Our photographer Geoff Holman and skier Todd Avison grace the cover of the February 2016 cover. This particular photo was taken on a late March trip to Valhalla Powdercats just outside of Nelson BC. We have had some of our most epic skiing at Valhalla and this trip was no exception. One of the main differences though was that we were there in late season. Normally our visits to Valhalla occur in January when the days are darker and the snow is pounding on a daily basis. When you are up high and in a climate zone like Valhalla the snow stays fresh while the skies stay clear more often.
When Ski Magazine was looking for a "Spring" image, we had just the collection to show them. We want the skiers of the world to know that not all Spring skiing is Snik infused, goggle tan, patio drinking days (although those are nice!). Come to our neck of the woods in Canada and enjoy some Spring pow at Valhalla Powdercats.
We are pumped to get the cover and even more excited that the name of Valhalla Powdercats is getting in front of the eyeballs of skiers all over North America. Oh, and we love the title of this edition....Your Endless Winter.