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

2014 Laundromat Studios
Powder Guides/ Catskiing TV
Catskiing.tv

See the Pre-Season teaser here:

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Hairy Chewbacca and the Euro invasion at FWA

http://www.pleasuremag.com/chewbaccaland
http://www.pleasuremag.com/chewbaccaland

Jan 2013 Europe was not exactly getting much snow… Meanwhile back in Fernie…

It was puking.  Heliboarding team member Mikel Witlox and Scott Martin headed up with Isenseven & Pleasure Snowboard Magazine for a pow odyssey.

This trip was amazing, because we got the lodge and the entire..terrain FWA has to ourselves.

In fact I remember we did a warm up run on what is usually a “Crown jewel” run and then we decided to “Warm up” our legs a few more times…

Anyway… The place we went to was named by the Euros… I actually thought they named it because it was so big and hairy.. but am sorely mistaken..

Read the article by Isenseven and learn a bit more about their experience. Isenseven Article at FWA

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Isenseven Article: http://www.isenseven.tv/videos-fernie-wilderness-adventures

To get a taste of ” Chewbaccaland”

Isenseven & FWA Season Opener 2013/14

Photo: Fischi
Photo: Fischi
Photo: Fischi
Rider: Stephan Mauer Photo: Fischi

We had an amazing week filming with the Isenseven boyz at Fernie Wilderness Adventures (FWA) We spent almost the entire time in an area called #Chewbaccaland and the conditions were sweet!

Fernie Wilderness Adventures (FWA) Season Opener 2013/14

Isenseven crew filmed at FWA in the winter of 2013 for their film “A Way We Go” Working with Pleasure Snowboard Mag & Catskiing Canada ( Catskiing.org / Catskiing.tv) Isenseven produced a gem of a promo video to kick off the 2013-14 Season.

For more on Fernie Wilderness Adventures (FWA) Go to: facebook.com/FWA.POWDER.CATSKIING

FWA HISTORY

Established in 1986 by Kim and Deb Sedrovic, Fernie Wilderness Adventures Snow Catskiing. Their one goal in mind was to provide their clients an exceptional outdoor experience in a relaxed, casual atmosphere enjoying the snow and great Canadian Rockies. Nestled in a nearby mountain range just south west of the Alpline Resort of Fernie known for its Legendary deep snow dumps. With over 5,000 acres with a variety of Ridges to begin your descents from. The guides have a vast variety to choose from, the terrain ranges from ridges, valleys’ to spectacular gladed meadows. With the elevation at over 7,150 ft / 2170 meters the conditions keep the snow falling from the Coast and dry powder perfect for skiier and snowboarders to enjoy world renowned Canadian Rockies.