Deep day of filming @ Purcell Heliskiing
Deep day of filming @ Purcell Heliskiing
Only a couple hour drive from Calgary is a Heliskiing operation who embraces snowboarding clients with open arms – Purcell Heliskiing. This heli-boarding operation is by a family who has a long history in the industry dating back from heliskiing’s inception in Canada.
The terrain is fantastic and our crew got a mix bag of cut blocks, alpine, tree riding, bumps, and pillow lines.
I think I just had the pillow line of my life… I am so stoked! We better call to see if Sleep country wants all their pillows back – Mikel Witlox
Mikel Witlox our team rider at Heliboarding Canada is as keen to drop whatever we can throw at him – and with this little pillow section that could be viewed over lunch at their mountain side cabin – Mikel was stoked x 10.
When you get an opportunity to get only a glimpse of the vast terrain at Purcell, the one thing is a certainty. Your gonna leave satisfied but come home wanting to see and experience more. – Heliboarding Canada
Commit Snow and Skates owner Adam Laurin gave the goods a once over test as well.
Scotty, this place is like ordering a big stack of pancakes and bacon at greasy spoon diner the morning after a hangover. Its got everything you crave man.. seriously- Adam Laurin
Heliboarding culture always intersects with skiing culture – especially heliskiing. Our guide Jeff ski’s and snowboards and on our second day of guides us on a snowboard.
This to us is just a demonstration of balance that we felt with the family at Purcell they pay homage to their roots and are innovating to the future across both generations.
See our upcoming interviews with Jeff on Powder Guides
Stay tuned as we start pulling together footage from Purcell and we share with you more from Canada’s #HeliboardingHeaven (follow our images with that hashtag)
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On location with Catskiing Canada at Mustang Powder nestled in Revelstoke’s backcountry terrain in B.C. Canada. Known for it amazing remote mountain lodge, over 30’000 acres of terrain, 443 km of snow road, incredible gourmet food, an extensive BC wine list, and a hot-tub under the stars.
Filmed by: Nick Nault / Mikel Witlox / Scott Martin
Edited: Scott Martin
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
The snow is back…. a year ago we were getting the exact same conditions..
Powder bombing deep deep faceshots filming at Island Lake Lodge.
The snow is flying and the pow is back.. Big time!!!
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
See the episode Here:
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.
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.
Film Crew /Catskiing Canada
Island Lake Lodge
Fernie B.C. Canada
Catskiing Canada / Laundromat Studios
Athletes / Additional Filming
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)
All the Staff
2014 Laundromat Studios
Powder Guides/ Catskiing TV
See the Pre-Season teaser here:
The plume tells you if you hit the mark.
Adam carpet bombing Great Canadian Heliboarding…
Heliskiing in Dec… well its pretty frickin sweet.