Powder Skiing

This week I’m in Canada on my annual Cat Powder skiing trip. My buddy Erik and I have been doing this (along with a bucnh of other guys) for 6 years. We go to this place called Cat Powder Skiing (www.catpowder.com/indexcatsi.htm) in Revelstoke, BC.

It takes us about 8 hours to drive directly from Seattle to Revelstoke, but this year we stopped first at Mt. Baker on Tuesday, and I’m writing this while sitting in a restaraunt at the base of Sun Peaks (www.sunpeaksresort.com) using a WiFi Hotspot. My back is hurting a bit so I’m taking it easy…saving it for tomorrow when we have our first of four days of cat skiing.

Cat skiing is a cheaper form of Heli-skiing. Instead of flying in helicopters to the top of remote peaks, you take snow cats. It’s a lot less expensive and snow cats don’t have “hard landings”. Cat Powder in Revelstoke is run by this guy named Clyde Newsome… He runs a great operation and it’s a terriffic value. For about $350 a day you get 10000-12000 feet of vertical deep powder skiing, lodging and food. And that’s CANADIAN dollars! You do the math.

I’ve got a website with pics and movies from our previous trips at http://www.kindel.com/revelstoke. Check out the 2003 movie, it’s pretty good.

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