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Archive for September, 2015

Degrees North – Ski film trailer

Publicerad: 27 September, 2015 av Jaan Oldin |

(Ski News, 27 September, 2015)

Degrees North – Sick Alaska lines in what seems like a sick upcoming film from North Face and Swatch. If you don’t want to go up the mountain on a hang glider like Xavier de la Rue is doing we can get you up the more traditional way in a helicopter. No need to do these lines either we got terrain that suits almost any skier. Contact us for more information on Alaska or to book a heli or cat ski trip.

 

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The best powder skis of 2016

Publicerad: 21 September, 2015 av Jaan Oldin |

(Ski News 21 September, 2016)

The best powder skis of 2016

For most skiers, powder days are few and far between. However, the elusive, epic deep day is the one that sticks with us until we grow old. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the tools that’ll enhance your next pow-filled experience. These skis ranked above all others at Freeskier ’s annual mega test they’re also featured in thier excellent Buyer’s Guide!

115+ mm – waisted freeride skies
You might enjoy these skis if… You’re always daydreaming of Alaska. You prefer your skiing nipple deep and crazy steep. Massive pow fields are your canvas—these skis are your paintbrush. Your masterpiece might just be two, parallel straight lines from top to bottom. Fall line face shots are your aphrodisiac. Cliff drops also get you hot and bothered. Your nickname might be “Freight Train.” Think Seth Morrison or Todd Ligare.

Rank # 1 Rossignol Super 7

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The Rossignol Super 7 Skis do it all. “Carves on groomers, stable at speed, schmears, rocks in the pow… it handled all conditions I encountered on an epic Ajax T2B,” said one tester about the Super 7. Tip and tail rocker provides serious float in the deep stuff. Its Air Tip technology — an ABS resin, honeycomb-shaped skeleton — makes for a super-lightweight package. A paulownia core ups the playfulness factor, and a bit of camber ensures you’ll be in full control when you’re railing. “They like to charge and the softness makes them very playful. No chatter at speed.” This is a versatile, forgiving package for the everyday ripper.

Dimensions: Tip: 140, Foot: 116 Tail: 121

 

Rank # 2 Völkl Shiro

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Pow. Steeps. Crud. Pillows. Hardpack. More pow. The Völkl Shiro Skis were a popular choice among our testers who constantly yearn for big thrills. Its 119 mm footprint provides bangin’ fl oat, and full rocker ensures fantastic maneuverability. A fl atter tail provides added control for when the going gets fast. “It’s an absolute weapon in powder,” exclaimed one tester. Others noted it’s responsive, snappy and holds up well on the firm stuff. One said, “these bit into groomers very smoothly and carved hard.” A third felt the Shiro “carved like a demon, but really came alive in the deep.”

Dimensions: Tip: 151, Foot: 119, Tail: 121

 

Rank # 3 Folsom Rapture

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The Folsom Rapture Skis are a highly sought-after pow slaying offering from Folsom. While its classic rocker-camber-rocker profi le earned praise in years past, the 2015-16 edition features full reverse camber—ideal for schmearing. As such, its fl oat score is top-notch and so too are its marks in the playfulness department. Tester comments highlight its lively nature and versatile character. “[This ski] can make quick turns through tight trees with ease,” said one tester. “Holds up strongly in all conditions,” explained another. “Lightweight for the air, burly enough for the steeps,” admired a third.

Dimensions: Tip: 148, Foot: 122, Tail: 138

 

Rank #4 Scott Sport Scrapper

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The Scott Sports Scrapper Skis are the go-to for Dane Tudor. You might not be tossing switch triples in the backcountry like he does, but this ski will certainly elevate your skiing. “Wicked fun, great shape,” said one tester, referencing its 3Dimension Sidecut. This results in a 19-meter turn radius in the tip, 17 meters in the tail and a 600-mm central flat line underfoot (at 180 centimeters). You’ll find this ski to be on the stiffer side, catering to those who have a knack for ripping high-speed turns. “Consistent ski for aggressive skiers of all types,” said another tester.

Dimensions: Tip: 147, Foot: 122, Tail: 138

 

Rank # 5 DPS Wailer 112RPC Pure3

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A high-performance ski in an ultra-lightweight package, the DPS Wailer 112RPC Pure 3 Skis are intended for skiers with a knack for speed. “This ski is the s#it (read: best),” said one tester plainly, “[it] promotes confidence right off the bat.” As light as these skis are, don’t pass ’em off as flimsy. They’re powerful and torsionally rigid thanks in part to an aspen core and pre-preg carbon laminate. “Can defi nitely charge a steep face,” noted another. Powder, bumps, hardpack and crud, this ski does it all. It’s a winning package for DPS, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this season.

Dimensions: Tip: 142, Foot: 115, Tail: 127

Northern Escape Heli launches Cat Skiing

Publicerad: 18 September, 2015 av Jaan Oldin |

Northern Escape Heli launches Cat Skiing - Cst Skiing Terrace

(Ski News, 18 September 2015)

New Cat Skiing Program Launches This December!

Cat Skiing Terrace with Northern Escape.

Join us for the ultimate cat skiing and cat boarding experience at Northern Escape Cat Skiing Terrrace, BC. We have been offering Cat Skiing as a backup to our Heli Skiing program for many years and we are now pleased to offer it as a stand alone Cat Skiing package in December and early January before our heli skiing program begins.

In December, we have some 3 day packages still available. From December 10th-13th and the 27th-30th. This is when the snow is usually dumping on us and there is no better place to be than Cat-land! With steep tree skiing and some beautiful subalpine bowls, it has something for everyone! We also have a few seats in a 3 day package that runs over new years! Imagine being the first people of 2016 to enjoy the beauty of the BC backcountry from the comfort of our snowcats! There might even be a little party as well, you never know! Package starts on December 30th and runs to January 2nd. Contact us to book or for further details.

4FRNT’s In Search – Hard Core Skiing in BC and AK

Publicerad: 13 September, 2015 av Jaan Oldin |

(Ski News, 13 September 2015)

In Search is pushing the limits in the massive backcountry of Alaska and British Columbia. Athletes like Kye Petersen showcase his unique style as he charges big pillow lines, gets technical on gigantic natural hits and surfs intense spines. Get a taste of the thrilling flick here,

 

 

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Ultimate Christmas Escape

Publicerad: 12 September, 2015 av Jaan Oldin |

(Ski News, 12 September 2015)

Ultimate Christmas Escape at Bighorn Revelstoke

Bighorn Revelstoke is the Ultimate Christmas EscapeThe world’s most amazing ski chalet, Bighorn Revelstoke, is available at Christmas between 19 – 26 December. Bring your family or friends together for a luxury Christmas of a life time with the most amazing service and skiing!

Seems to lavish and expensive? Think again! When you split it between 16 people it is incredible value that is acheivable for anyone who goes skiing a couple of times a year. Simply the Utlimate Christmas Escape.

Contact us directly to learn more and book Bighorn.

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The Ultimate Christmas Escape!

Bighorn Revelstoke Luxury Lodge Quick Facts

  • Location: Bighorn Revelstoke Luxury Lodge is located at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC, Canada in the heart of the world’s best heli-ski terrain. Closest airport is Kelowna, British Columbia, a short 2.5 hours away.
  • Access to the greatest vertical, even without heli-skiing: Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 meters. The resort also offers 3,121 acres of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, 13 areas of gladed terrain and phenomenal groomed terrain.
  • Average Snowfall: 12-18 meters, with an average snow base of 9-14 meters throughout the winter.
  • Mountain ranges:the Selkirk Mountains and the Monashee Mountains

 

La Ninja promises powder

Publicerad: 4 September, 2015 av Charlotta Lyon |

(4 September 2015)

La Ninja promises powder. It’s a La Ninja year and already dumping in North America.

This amazing snow pic was taken yesterday in Kicking Horse Ski Resort in Golden, BC, close to our lodge and heliski operator Great Canadian Heli-skiing. If your serious about doing some amazing skiing don’t miss the chance.  Make sure to make plans to get out there. La Ninja only comes around every seven years and promises huge dumps. La Ninja Heaven.

Check out our lodges in BC, Canada and Alaska. Easy to choose what you’re after and easy to book. The spots are in demand so don’t wait too long.

La Ninja Snow dump - GO Heli & Cat Skiing