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Heliboarding’s Fit for a King trip!

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Vancouver Sun

We had 4 days of filming up at Snowwater and it was “Fit for a king”

This place is a one of a kind operation.

“Nestled deep in Nelson’s backcountry is a popular boutique heliski operation that is fit for a king called Snowwater Heliskiing. Getting an opportunity to enjoy this royal powder feast may not be easy. The owners have been making a name for themselves and it has become difficult to get a on a trip simply because their loyal returning guests keep re-booking year after year.  But this should not stop you from getting a taste of this powder mecca.”- Scott Martin / Vancouver Sun

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Photo: Kyle Hamilton

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Powder Guides / Island Lake Lodge Catboarding 2013

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Photo: Mike McPhee

We had 3 days of filming at Island Lake Lodge which will go down as one of the deepest of the season!

Island Lake Lodge Catskiing is a premier multi day stay operation with amazing tree runs, open bowls and just mind bending fall line riding.

Craig Kelly made this place famous and photos from photographer Mark Gallup have likely inspired many snowboarders over the years.

This was my second trip up to “the Island” and just wished I had not filmed as a solo mission with my gopro but had my whole crew, because this would have been the shoot of the decade.. amazing light, perfect snow and overal just the ideal setting.  That all said, It was amazing to film even with my gopro as the video will attest (see below) it was down right filthy! See our Pre-Season Teaser here… http://vimeo.com/73505253

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Filming with the GoPro

See the episode Here:

PowderGuides 2013/ 2014 Series / Island Lake Lodge
Located: Fernie B.C.
IslandLakelodge.com
Catskiing.org

Island Lake Lodge is an exceptional destination located just outside of Fernie B.C. Known for getting massive dumps of snow, located in a unique range that has stunning vistas, amazing tree skiing and a lodge nested around the snowy peaks of the lizard range.

Background:

Powder Guides is an unscripted series based in the Canadian Backcountry with Catskiing / Heliskiing operations. This first series is just a introduction to the people we meet, as we film this upcoming season we are going to be developing a more in-depth look and interview the personalities and bring them to you unscripted.

We have been filming up there the past few seasons, and what struck us as a filmmakers and storytellers was the people. How committed they are to living this life. How they deal with the challenges, the discipline, but also the joy. These are special people living at the edge of human experience…

Of course, Powder Cat-skiing is amazing – it’s something most people will never do in their lives, we are dedicated to capture the culture and the unique essence of each operation and the people who work there – that will transport the audience to connect with the characters we have grown to call our friends.

Filmed: Jan.2013
Film Crew /Catskiing Canada
Location
Island Lake Lodge
Fernie B.C. Canada

FIlm Crew
Catskiing Canada / Laundromat Studios

Lead Filming
Scott Martin

Athletes / Additional Filming
Mike McPhee
Steve
Scott Martin

Photography
Nick Nault
Mike McPhee

Music
Otto Knows / Million Voices (Original Mix)
Snow Patrol / The Lightning Strike (Dead Poets Remix)
Dr. Dog / Lonesome
Snow Patrol / The Lightning Strike (Marcio Mouse Remix)

Special Thanks
Mike McPhee
Douglas Feely
All the Staff

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Powder Guides/ Catskiing TV
Catskiing.tv

See the Pre-Season teaser here:

Photo: Kyle Hamilton

Eye Candy / Snowwater Heliboarding Dec.28, 2013

Photo: Kyle Hamilton

Photo: Kyle Hamilton

Our last film trip of 2013 is 1/2 over and we could not be more stoked to be at Snowwater Heliskiing. This place is a gem and a sought after destination. With clear skys and deep pow we combined efforts with Peak Adventures filming over 4 days.

Here is  a sweet edit from the highlights of our day yesterday!