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Missed the boat on the cat ski bandwagon

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Missed the boat on the cat ski bandwagon

 

I am going to revel stoke area at beginning of Feb. I was trying to find out about day trips of Cat skiing with various companies in the area.

 

Seems like everyone is all booked up. Nothing is free. So another year without a back country experience.

 

I might do a day trip to KH from REvelstoke just to try it out, meaning to drive there at 5am. lol

 

From REvelstoke resort, anyone know of any bush trails that are ski able, i think i will do more exploring this time.

 

once ok i am bummed that Cat skiing is booked everywhere.

post #2 of 12
If you can afford 400 for a cat day, consider a single heli day @ selkirk tangiers in reve. Its 700 something canadian dollars for 4 (or maybe 6) runs, about 3k vertical per run.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Well I did find one cat ski operator that had a seat available 

I am doing the cat ski operator that operates out of Revelstoke Resort.

 

Good bang for buck, 

from what i gather they do not travel far, it is more less just a few feet off the resort where they go

 

however it is still backcountry, so untouched tree skiing i gather

 

 

i would have wanted to tried another outfitter but everyone is booked

so i figure this way 

at least i tried it

 

post #4 of 12

There are both trees & bowls in Revy's cat skiing area.  We skinned out there when I was there a few years ago.  Good spot for your first time at it.

 

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JF

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

The pictures look amazing guys. must be so different then sking in resort. Will be something to look forward to.

Did all those runs connect to main resort?

post #6 of 12

I would call it "sidecountry" to the resort.  Used the cat road to skin back up to the resort.

JF

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Still looks neat, by any chance have u done regular cat skiing before? if u have how would u compare the terrain to what u ski in revel stoke?

post #8 of 12

The pictures ARE of the catskiing terrain????

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Sorry about that. I meant have u back country skied in other part of the world? besides revel stoke? cheers

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by world-traveller123 View Post

Sorry about that. I meant have u back country skied in other part of the world? besides revel stoke? cheers


Yes, do a search.  I have posted many trip reports in that forum as well as the backcountry forum.

 

Have Fun,

JF

 

 

post #11 of 12

4ster, thanks for the pics! Looks like a lot of tracks in that second-last pic... is that normal for backcountry/sidecountry?

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Originally Posted by Metaphor_ View Post

4ster, thanks for the pics! Looks like a lot of tracks in that second-last pic... is that normal for backcountry/sidecountry?

I think that one is called South Bowl, we skied back under there from further out.  It's probably the easiest access from the top of the Stoke chair & may actually be "inbounds", I don't actually recall.  It hadn't snowed significantly in a while except for the 5" or so we got the previous days covering lots of old tracks there.  I would say that nowadays that is pretty normal for easy access sidecountry.

JF
 

 

 

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