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Old 02-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyone with suggestions of companies offering cat boarding you had good experiences?
I have never cat boarded...

However, I can't disagree with the people suggesting Nelson, BC. There's a reason that the Redbull supernatural/ultranatural is filmed there. There's a reason they shoot a lot of movies there.

Here are the big name cat outfits in the surrounding area.

Island Lake Catskiing - Snowcat Boarding, Snow Cat Skiing in Canada

Baldface <- the supernatural film location

There's some good info here too... Cat Skiing BC | Cat Skiing Canada | Snowcat Ski Reviews
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For cat, heli, guided touring and resort skiing, eastern british columbia is the place to be. Look into "the powder highway". You could spend a month traveling around.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The powderhound link is extremely helpful! BC sounds great.Thanks a lot, this will keep me buisy some days
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x2 Japan, in the 9 days there we had 24hours with no snowfall.

And we had three big days in one week, like this. This isn't me its ETM I was boarding with him on this day, we forgot the go-pro this day.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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@sim79: great vid!

Spent some time studying the links. Sounds awsome but... got insecure. Anyone here done cat holiday, who could recommend the operators and give info about what skills one has to have at least? I'm very bad at judging mine. What do they mean when they say "advanced"? I'd hate to disturb a whole group 'cause I'm too weak

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In Pacific Northwest, if you are able to ride double-black runs, in any snow condition, with ease and without fear, then in my humble opinion you are at an intermediate to moderate advanced level of riding.
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Hahaha, AND far too slow (again )
It's not a matter of speed unless you're in deep poo and need to keep your speed up to prevent sinking. In many ways if you have good basic techniqueto ride double blacks, as you ride more advanced terrain it's more about reading the terrain, your line selection and riding within your abilities. There's no shame side slipping, Billy goat hopping and keeping in control when you're in gnarly terrain... It's much better than falling, digging yourself out or injuring yourself.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hmmm... looked up the double black at wiki (we only have a blue-red-black rating here, with the black having 60%). That works as well if icy, covered with bumps or also if narrow. Our pow runs also begin with about 60%.
I'm most concerned about having to jump off/over something. After having a neck injury some years ago I avoided to have any fall: I avoided jumps so I simply have close to zero experience. I'm only just beginning to do small ones since the neck is finally fine again and I feel confident enough. I'll exercise, but it'll take some time to develop the muscle-memory

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In Pacific Northwest, if you are able to ride double-black runs, in any snow condition, with ease and without fear, then in my humble opinion you are at an intermediate to moderate advanced level of riding.
Jesus! Just whatched the vid of Snowolf at Christmas chute http://www.snowboardingforum.com/ala...a-place-2.html
If thats what you had in mind by talking of double-blacks, I'm not at all on the "intermediate to moderate advanced level"! Yes, I'd try, and possibly even get down alive, and even more possibly would want to try it again and again, but certainly not "with ease and without fear"
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Not sure why the quotes didn't work, but Neni if you can attempt a run like that at all you're advanced. If you can get down it with any sort of style you're an expert!
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