The season at Northern Escape Heli-Skiing kicked off with a staff ski day in their Cat-Skiing back-up tenure. One of the perks of working for a heli-ski lodge that has Cat-Skiing back-up, is the opportunity for staff to get out to celebrate their passion for skiing and snowboarding in the mountains.
Northern Escape flew their staff out to, "Catland," for a day of fun and shredding powder during staff training week. No better way to test out the operation than have the people involved get a taste of the goods. A solid team is in place to make world class skiing and snowboarding happen in the Skeena Mountains, near Terrace, BC, and make the most of what mother nature serves up for the winter of 2015.
|Guiding staff have a quick chat about logistics.
|Guide Yvan Sabourin.
|Hugo Skishop is stoked for the day.
|Amy Ross snaps a pic of the fun.
|Guide Owen Day checks altitude in the heli as he arrives in Catland, greeted by guide Mikey Olsthoorn.
|Massage practitioner, Heather Park, is stoked to be out ripping it up in the mountains.
|Pilot Darren Pedersen flew the crew in and out in the Skyline Koala Helicopter and aired it out on the snow in between.
|Cat Operations manager, Chad Hamilton, grabs some airtime.
|Ski shop expert, Jono Eastwell, rides the pow.
|Breakfast chef, Kassandra Davis, gets some.
|Chad Hamilton takes his turn driving the cat and loading skis.
|Guide Oyvind Aanes, from Norway.
|New to the guiding staff this year is Dave Healey.
|Being out in the mountains skiing with friends is as good as it gets.
|Four amigos salute the mountain after a great day.