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Old 10-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've seen the the thread for Resort recommendations, but couldnt find anything on CAT/Heli trips ? Any of you had a killer Cat trip worth mentioning ? Preferably Montana, Oregon, Idaho and B.C.

My annual Cat trip to Peak Adventures came to a halt, all because of the state of Idaho. The owner (of 17 years) Steve, sold it to a young couple from Colorado and Idaho state shut them down with a line of B.S., so now I'm looking for a place that I feel will be hard to match Peak Adventures.

Three years ago I planned a Heli trip for me and my buddies 25th year riding anniversary. We were never so disappointed in our 25 years of riding, it wasn't the terrain, the conditions or the guide, it was the false claims on North Cascades Heli's website. You are guaranteed 5 runs and so many vertical feet, well those 5 runs took us approx 1 hour, from the time we got to the Heli Barn in the morning, to loading up the Heli and making our 5 runs, it was under 2 hours total, their secretary even asked if we were back already and that she hadn't even made our lunches yet. The false claim I was talking about is that on their website it says " Come and join us for a full day of untouched powder turns", FULL DAY under two hours, I cant figure out how you can possibly make that trip last all day, when we did our 5 runs in a hour ? and all that for $900+, I will spend my cash on Cat trips from this point on, it definitely wasn't the 25th Anniversary snowboard trip we were hoping for.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Baldface

enough said, I win the thread.
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^^Baldface is badass, no doubt.

I've had great trips up to Big Red Cats out of Rossland BC and have gotten to know the owners Kieren and Paula over the past few years. Great people and a great operation. I highly recommend taking a trip there.
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^^Baldface is badass, no doubt.

I've had great trips up to Big Red Cats out of Rossland BC and have gotten to know the owners Kieren and Paula over the past few years. Great people and a great operation. I highly recommend taking a trip there.
Where I work is currently doing work for Baldface at the downtown Nelson location and at the lodge. Completely revamping the network and wireless in the lodges and some other tech type stuff. We are trading our labour for Cat time this winter so I can't wait.
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Where I work is currently doing work for Baldface at the downtown Nelson location and at the lodge. Completely revamping the network and wireless in the lodges and some other tech type stuff. We are trading our labour for Cat time this winter so I can't wait.
Damn that's awesome. I've always wanted to do Baldface, but it's pretty pricey. One day, I keep saying.
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Where I work is currently doing work for Baldface at the downtown Nelson location and at the lodge. Completely revamping the network and wireless in the lodges and some other tech type stuff. We are trading our labour for Cat time this winter so I can't wait.
You give me an idea. I'm going to stand on the corner with a sign that reads "Will work for turns" and see where that gets me.
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You give me an idea. I'm going to stand on the corner with a sign that reads "Will work for turns" and see where that gets me.
Well if it's anything like in downtown Denver you'll average 15 bucks an hour tax free for doing nothing but just standing there and holding a sign. It's not even that important what the sign says. There is a guy here with a sign that says, " Saving for a Hooker", and I see people giving him money all the time. Fuck the homeless.
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^^Baldface is badass, no doubt.

I've had great trips up to Big Red Cats out of Rossland BC and have gotten to know the owners Kieren and Paula over the past few years. Great people and a great operation. I highly recommend taking a trip there.
Steve the owner of Peak Adventures mentioned that Red Cats would honor a discount for previous Peak riders, so they have been on my radar. He now lives in Nelson with his wife and son. He's a cool dude and rips, he also toured the world with Craig Kelly(RIP), back in the day competing. Baldface is another place I've looked up and Island Lake, anywhere in B.C. kicks ass, I moved to Terrace B.C. from Buren Switzerland and have wanted to move back since, just cant talk the wife and kids into it.
B.C. has the most cat/heli operations in the world, I have a picture of my dad digging his GMC 4x4 pickup out of 6 feet of fresh snow, that fell overnight
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Well if it's anything like in downtown Denver you'll average 15 bucks an hour tax free for doing nothing but just standing there and holding a sign. It's not even that important what the sign says. There is a guy here with a sign that says, " Saving for a Hooker", and I see people giving him money all the time. Fuck the homeless.

I was reading an article in the Denver Post talking about this heroin addict girl who averages $110 a day sitting there, spends it all on dope.
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From the Baldface page

New terrain is opened every year at Baldface. Once an area is deemed safe, guests can make first descents and on memorable occasions name their runs. Forever Trevor, Dadís Choice, Stoney Baloney, Cheeky Monkey and BB Bowl are just a few of these special runs.

Now how cool does that sound?

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