Originally Posted by BrendonR
So, thoughts? Has anybody skied with Extremely Canadian before?
G'day. Decisions, decisions wot? Cat skiing or Whistler? Can't go wrong with either IMHO, I'm hoping to do some cat or heli this season and take it up a couple of notches.
I skied with Extremely Canadian last April, did the 2-day clinic as well and I highly recommend it. They'll start by doing an evaluation (ours was on a slope just off Pika's) then split you into groups based on ability. If you can ski everything at Lake Louise you'll be fine. Their instruction/guiding is top notch, they have lift line privileges so no lineups and they'll get you skiing anywhere you want on either hill. If you're a CSIA level 3, you'd still get benefit from lessons with them. I reckon even a CSIA level 4 could learn a few things about skiing steep terrain from that crew.
FWIW, I was in the slow group but we did Sapphire Bowl, the Couloir (False Face entrance) and the Blowhole on the 2nd day. All were on my bucket list but I wasn't sure I was good enough to tackle them. I'm so looking forward to skiing them again this season! I will
do another two days with them again - group size is smaller than WB's ski school and they are geared more towards the terrain I enjoy skiing. Wendy Brookbank was our guide but Peter (the owner) spent half the first day with us as well.
I clocked in at nearly 85km/h TRYING to keep Wendy in sight as we skied Blackcomb top to bottom to finish day 2 - and she had a pair of skis over one shoulder!
Hope this helps. Feel free to post or PM with any other questions about them or the program.