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Powder Mountain Catskiing, Whistler, BC - Dec 23, 2012

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Just wanted to share some pics from a recent day of catskiing at Powder Mountain near Whistler. I'm used to hiking for powder, so it was a real treat to have fresh tracks all day and a cat waiting at the bottom to bring me to the top for more.

 

The guide said there was about 40 cm of fresh on top of an already big base (especially for the time of year). I can honestly say it was some of the deepest snow I've ever skied in. Weather was overcast with light snow and visibility was fine all day.

 

Our group had 9 people plus 2 guides. We did 9 runs (7 longer, 2 shorter) and 7,750 feet of vertical (according to my GPS watch).

 

Runs were mostly in the trees, but usually included more open sections at some point during the run. The spacing between the trees was good. Certainly more space than I'm used to when skiing trees. We did get to ski a nice big open bowl called the "Big Kahuna".

 

Overall, a great day and the folks at Powder Mountain were top notch from beginning to end. Highly recommended!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 8

Looks like great conditions!!

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Looks like way too much fun!  Great pics
 

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Dammit you lucky sods! Far too much fun!
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Their tenure actualy gets more snow (also lighter and dryer) than Whistler actually revcieves. Just does not have the vertical and there was no village already there. Glad you had a good time - who were your guides?
 

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Their tenure actualy gets more snow (also lighter and dryer) than Whistler actually revcieves. Just does not have the vertical and there was no village already there. Glad you had a good time - who were your guides?
 

 

Our lead guide's name was Don, I think. Really nice guy. Can't wait to go back!

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I booked a trip with this company today. Thanks for the recomendation and post, its going to save me some $$$ as I had a heli trip booked but decided on this instead. I'm starting to get stoked on my trip coming up in a couple weeks.

 

I'll report back on my experience.

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Just a terrible day.....

 

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