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Advice For A Great Cat Skiing BC

Author : Damian Higgens

Cat skiing BC is a unique experience that may reward you with the best days of your life due that you are able to venture on uncharted routes covered with the most pure and fresh power snow and the weather conditions are not an impediment because the transportation on these routes is by a snowcat. Unlike a helicopter, a snowcat can transport an increased number of skiers, facing the harsh weather and providing them the possibility to relax, to socialize and to prepare their equipment for the journey that awaits them.

Cat skiing BC Canada provides the skiers the opportunity to access backcountry terrain and enjoy deep, light, intact snow and even backcountry tree skiing. The congestion of ski resorts is left behind and so is the ski lift while the winter sport enthusiasts prefer to share the powder with a small group of friends having the same level of experience. This is an important aspect that operators take into consideration when they group skiers recommending them certain slopes because everyone must be at their comfortable level. The fact that the terrain is matched to the ability level of the group is also a safety measure because catskiing Canada remains an extreme winter sports performed on dangerous slopes.

The increased popularity of cat skiing BC is also due to the wide myriad of operators that have led this sport to another level. Nowadays, in terms of quality and quantity of skiing, catskiing BC is a reputable competitor for heliskiing. Snowcats can ride very fast and skiers are able to get up steep grades and much more terrain resulting in more skiing. Moreover, it can be also practiced by less experienced skiers and considering that the access on long slopes is made by a snowcat instead of a helicopter, overall a trip to catskiing Canada is far less expensive. People pay small amounts of money and receive the same thrilling and memorable experience and more important is that they will not spend any day away from slopes because of the harsh weather. If you want something different and memorable for your holiday, catskiing BC is the perfect answer thus there are some aspects that you should consider before making the reservation. The weather conditions, the accommodation options, the accessibility and the quality of certain areas, the overall duration of the holiday and the underlying costs are criteria that definitely influence your decision.

Another thing that you should know about cat skiing BC is that it comes in two forms: day-skiing operations and multi-day operations. The difference is made on where the operator is located hence if it is located near a town you u can deal with day-skiing while for multi-day you need a remote operator. Irrespective of your decision, your holiday begins with a discussion about the safety measures, the weather conditions and an avalanche transceiver practice session with the guides, the first drop-off of the day being near the lodge. Usually, the group of skiers is composed of 12 skiers, a lead guide and a cat driver which gives everyone the possibility to enjoy quietly the wilderness, the thrill of adventure and the silence of the impressive heights.

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