Henrik Windstedt, Dave Treadway and Matilda Rapaport sample some epic Kootenay powder!
The winter of 2016 is one to remember when it comes to skiing in the Kootenays. After a 2015 season that everyone wants to forget, 2016 came back and totally redeemed winter for us! Fortunately, Henrik Windstedt, Dave Treadway and Matilda Rapaport planned a trip to the heart of powder country for a what looks like an epic trip.
The first half of this video features Valhalla Powdercats. One of the staples of the catskiing world here in BC. Using the latest drone tech combined with some beautiful and effortless skiers makes for some mouth watering viewing.
After a few days of endless powder at Valhalla, they moved a little north up the valley to Kaslo BC - home of Stellar Heliskiing. More snow and sun followed them there. You can really get a sense of the skiers appreciation for the mountains and nature in this part of the world.
Henrick, Dave and Matilda put together an amazing video with the Kootenay region as their co-star. Sadly, the world lost Matilda too soon in an avalanche this summer in Chile. She left a hole in the skiing world but has certainly left her mark as one of skiings best. As the film says, she will be forever missed.
Enjoy this featurette. Get stoked and remember that we are here for such a short while. Enjoy it to the fullest.
4 rad girls get a heli drop into the Sunrise Hut near Golden BC
Rachael Burks, Amie Engerbretson, Hadley Hammer and Jess Baker experience what looks to be an epic adventure in the backcountry near Golden BC. After a heli drop into the Sunrise Hut, they are completely off the grid. Freeing them up to immerse themselves in the environment in which they find themselves. 4 rad girls, 4 rad days of powder and eventually some sunshine. Like they say in the video, the mountains are going to do what they are going to do. You have to appreciate the experience.
Jason, lead guide and owner of Stellar Heliskiing, likes to start teasing us as early as he can. Soon, he will be hiking up and eventually sledding into his tenure. He will be posting clips of him shredding every morsel of pow he can find. In the meantime, here is a short, but epic, teaser from skiing last January.
The newest addition to the heliskiing world here in BC
Silvertip Heliskiing is a newcomer to the heli skiing landscape in British Columbia but their lodge has been around for a lot longer. Sitting on the edge of Quesnel Lake in Central British Columbia, the Silvertip lodge has been in existence since 1967. Originally a fishing destination, the Silvertip lodge now offers boutique heli skiing trips accessing some incredible, dry BC powder. Check out the video above. We are sure you will be hearing more about Silveryip Heli Skiing...
PLUS a bunch of cool gear from Strafe, Outdoor Tech and more...
Enter to WIN the Please Tour Giveaway! This year Level 1 Productions has teamed up with Eagle Pass Heliskiing, Strafe Outerwear, Outdoor Technology and a whole host of other rad gear suppliers to run one sweet contest. All you have to do is click the link to enter. Be sure to check out the Pleasure movie tour, it looks like another great release from Level 1 that should keep your stoke meter high enough to get you through to pow season!
For the second year, Mike Douglas and Salomon Freeski chose one lucky skier to join them on an epic adventure up The Powder Highway. This year Tim Loch from Toronto got the call and after some legal and safety advice from his wife, he was off on the trip of a lifetime - The Dreamtrip.
This statement pretty much sums it up. It describes Last Frontier Heliskiing perfectly and so does this video. We only wish it was longer! Good thing this is just the trailer. Stay tuned for the full video coming soon...
Rudi Gertsch is a pioneer. His son Jeff is the legacy. Rudi emigrated from Switzerland in the 1970s and began guiding in Canada. Purcell Heliskiing outside of Golden BC has been his home where he has led countless groups to epic lines and mind blowing vistas. It is also the place he raised his son Jeff. Jeff naturally has picked up the family business. A guide himself, Jeff is carrying on the legacy that his Dad Rudi began all those decades ago.
Check out the video above showcasing the Purcell Heliskiing experience from the point of view of Rudi and Jeff Gertsch.
Hoji shows us how he can rule the mountain no matter the terrain
Eric "Hoji" Hjorleifson is a master of the mountains. He can seemigly conquor any terrain with his signature style. After a 2 year hiatus, he is back filming with Matchstick Productions for their latest film RUIN and ROSE. If this short segment doesn't get your heart pumping, nothing will.
Helicopters are just so dang cool! Here is a shot of John and Todd at getting drop off first thing in the morning at what feels like the top of the world. We were on a trip to Last Frontier Heliskiing on the edge of the Earth in search of epic terrain and mind blowing vistas...