Click here to read the entire article featured in the Syndey Morning Herald
Here is the link: http://www.aftenposten.no/reise/article2204251.ece
The above link is to a review in a Norwegian newspaper. Anyone know what it says?
Article by Rachael Oakes-Ash
Cat skiing is oft referred to as the lazy man's way to see the backcountry. These giant groomer style machines with a purpose built cabin to seat up to fourteen people transport skiers and boarders to the backcountry. Most cat ski companies have a set and limited tender of hectares they can utilised for their guests.
Skiers and boarders take on virgin snow with a lead and tail guide for safety while the cat makes it's way back to the bottom to pick them up and take them to the next terrain. When the helicopters don't fly due to weather conditions the cat can still go out and most guarantee around ten runs in a day.
Canada's Powder Mountain and Big Red Cats offer day trips while Selkirk has lodges for overnight stays. South America's Ski Arpa offers steep and deep powder perfection in the Andes.
Read the entire article here: http://blogs.smh.com.au/travel/archives/2008/07/the_worlds_best_off_piste_ski.html
Good fortune begets great skiing
To find great skiing, you can prepare to be in the right place at the right time. Or just get lucky. Last week I asked Loulou Kneubuhler to join me for some "research" on Schweitzer's trees. He freed up Friday.
Last fall Ski Magazine rated Schweitzer among the top three resorts for tree skiing in North America. A day there in the forest was on my list.
Loulou and I carpooled to Schweitzer with my friends, Jim Joy and Dave Watling. We picked a perfect day. A storm that dropped a half-foot-plus was playing out. Attendance was sparse.
Schweitzer is rich with terrain – and trees. Choose a glade from any lift. We didn't ski the same trees twice. People will argue about the top three for trees. But the attention Schweitzer has attracted is understandable.
Check out this article just published in the UK's SNOW Magazine!
The fine folks at SNOW! Magazine, the UK's largest snow sports magazine, were gracious enough to write a little article about our operation. Flip back to the inside cover, that shot is us too!
RED (GREEN) MACHINE: Corn-fed cats
Efforts to give the ski industry a greener shade have been slow to progress and met with skeptical stares. Whenever a company makes headlines for implementing an environmentally sustainable practice, one must question: Is this “true-green” or merely “green-wash?” Are said changes actually being implemented, or is it just empty rhetoric designed to elicit valuable PR attention?
One outfit in particular, Big Red Cat Skiing located just a few miles away from Red Resort in Rossland, B.C., has paid close attention to other true-green stewards of the environment, like Aspen Skiing Company. Through implemented policies, Big Red is committed to mitigating skiing’s environmental impact.
Though only in its third year, Big Red Cat Skiing has made its position clear by embarking on a path towards a diminished dependence on petroleum-based fuels.