January 4th 2015 the Freeride Media crew made the drive to Monashee Powder Snowcats near Cherryville, British Columbia. I'd say our timing was spot on as we arrived at the start of a 24 hour storm cycle. It's pretty obvious Monashee Powder Snowcat owners Tom and Carolyn Morgan know how to make any skier or rider welcome! Monday Morning January 5th we awoke to 16" of freshness on the ground.
Rockstar and Ski Porn Star-Matt Reardon charging hard at Monashee Powder Snowcats
Our crew consisted of regulars like John Witt, Tommy Frey, Desiree Leipham and myself. We had a couple of other newbies join in on this trip Squaw Valley local skier and professional musician Matt Reardon and Whistler boy Lance Cyr joined in as well as one of our Schweitzer snowboarder friends Dash Kamp.
Videographer-Vance Shaw capturing the Magic with Desiree' Leipham
Dash Kamp the "Master Blaster"
Our Guide Chris Bouchard and Fannie Dufour certainly know this playground and they showed us the goods.
Even though Monashee Guide "Bouche" can't see where he's going, he definitly knows where the sweet spots are
Run after run we were treated to face shots, steeps and plenty of memorable tree skiing especially in their iconic zone called The Burn.
Johhny Witt getting in a little Shifty as he drops into The Burn
Talk about getting your feet wet as this was the ultimate pow day. Big Air, good laughs and plenty of face shots.
Desiree' Going BIG!!!
This is our fourth trip to Monashee and they always seem to have the goods.
Bob Legasa enjoying that Monashee effect!
If the skiing doesn't put a smile on your face the Monashee Team definitely will!
Here's the video from that epic start on Day #1.