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Great Expectations – 3 BC Day Cat and Heliski Ops

RYAN STUART’s B.C. road trip to three day cat and heli-ski ops proved to be an emotional roller coaster. photos RYAN CREARY in Buyer’s Guide 2019 issue With nothing but untracked snow before us, no one seemed to be in a rush to go first. There was an ominous look of crust and after hearing the previous … More »

The Road to Cherryville

THE MONASHEES’ KINGFISHER HELISKIING AND KEEFER LAKE CATSKIING WILL PAMPER YOU IN POWDER. by RON BETTS    photos ROBERT SIM in the Winter 2018 issue One of the most remarkable things about living in Canada is space, lots and lots of space. Just point the old family roadster in almost any direction and soon the hustle … More »

RYAN REPORT – Day cat skiing rules

I’m on my way to the interior of British Columbia, on assignment for Ski Canada Magazine, as I write this. My job this week is to check out three of the province’s cat skiing operations that run day trips. While most cat companies specialize in multi-day packages, there are about six in B.C. and one … More »

Seeing Red, Speaking Shred

Red Mountain remains a Canadian classic, going back in time far enough to be new again. by LESLIE WOIT      photos: RYAN FLETT     in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue As a ski writer, I’m used to skiing all over the world, armed with a mini-lexicon of indigenous words and phrases curated to help navigate trail maps, hunt … More »

Assessing the Risk

The chance of dying in an avalanche is probably a lot less than you think. by GEORGE KOCH  *  photos by GRANT GUNDERSON  *  in December 2017 issue Can you put a number to your chances of surviving your next backcountry skiing adventure? Should mountain guides deliver mathematical certainty in their risk assessments and terrain selection? … More »

RYAN REPORT – Bella Coola Heli Sports wins at worlds

Bella Coola Heli Sports won the World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator category at the 5th Annual World Ski Awards, the only Canadian ski business to land an international award. “We’re stoked, it means a lot,” said Tim Wilkinson, marketing director at Bella Coola, on winning the award November 19 in Kitzbühel, Austria. “It’s a credit to … More »

Ride the Stagecoach – Castle Mt.

GEORGE KOCH’s tail-guiding experience at Castle Mountain’s cat-ski operation gave him a unique perspective on powder. in Winter 2017 issue I discovered some things about myself as a middle-aged skier: I don’t actually mind untangling train wrecks, and there’s intense joy in seeing a complete stranger make his or her first powder turns. For the past … More »

Glacier Know-How

Back in September when most Canadians were trying to cram in one last trip to the lake, there was one group who’d already started thinking about mountains. Many of the guides who work at heli-ski and snowcat operations dusted off gear and made the migration to Blue River, B.C., where the Canadian Ski Guide Association … More »

Great Expectations – 3 BC Day Cat and Heliski Ops

RYAN STUART’s B.C. road trip to three day cat and heli-ski ops proved to be an emotional roller coaster. photos RYAN CREARY in Buyer’s Guide 2019 issue With nothing but untracked snow before us, no one seemed to be in a rush to go first. There was an ominous look of crust and after hearing the previous … More »

The Road to Cherryville

THE MONASHEES’ KINGFISHER HELISKIING AND KEEFER LAKE CATSKIING WILL PAMPER YOU IN POWDER. by RON BETTS    photos ROBERT SIM in the Winter 2018 issue One of the most remarkable things about living in Canada is space, lots and lots of space. Just point the old family roadster in almost any direction and soon the hustle … More »

RYAN REPORT – Day cat skiing rules

I’m on my way to the interior of British Columbia, on assignment for Ski Canada Magazine, as I write this. My job this week is to check out three of the province’s cat skiing operations that run day trips. While most cat companies specialize in multi-day packages, there are about six in B.C. and one … More »

Seeing Red, Speaking Shred

Red Mountain remains a Canadian classic, going back in time far enough to be new again. by LESLIE WOIT      photos: RYAN FLETT     in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue As a ski writer, I’m used to skiing all over the world, armed with a mini-lexicon of indigenous words and phrases curated to help navigate trail maps, hunt … More »

Assessing the Risk

The chance of dying in an avalanche is probably a lot less than you think. by GEORGE KOCH  *  photos by GRANT GUNDERSON  *  in December 2017 issue Can you put a number to your chances of surviving your next backcountry skiing adventure? Should mountain guides deliver mathematical certainty in their risk assessments and terrain selection? … More »

RYAN REPORT – Bella Coola Heli Sports wins at worlds

Bella Coola Heli Sports won the World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator category at the 5th Annual World Ski Awards, the only Canadian ski business to land an international award. “We’re stoked, it means a lot,” said Tim Wilkinson, marketing director at Bella Coola, on winning the award November 19 in Kitzbühel, Austria. “It’s a credit to … More »

Ride the Stagecoach – Castle Mt.

GEORGE KOCH’s tail-guiding experience at Castle Mountain’s cat-ski operation gave him a unique perspective on powder. in Winter 2017 issue I discovered some things about myself as a middle-aged skier: I don’t actually mind untangling train wrecks, and there’s intense joy in seeing a complete stranger make his or her first powder turns. For the past … More »

Glacier Know-How

Back in September when most Canadians were trying to cram in one last trip to the lake, there was one group who’d already started thinking about mountains. Many of the guides who work at heli-ski and snowcat operations dusted off gear and made the migration to Blue River, B.C., where the Canadian Ski Guide Association … More »

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