BD athlete Brett Crabtree reports from catskiing trip to British Columbia
Black Diamond athlete Brett Crabtree recently did some filming up in Selkirks of British Columbia and sent us the following update and photos.
Selkirk Wilderness was the destination, located out of the small community of Meadow Creek BC. It’s the original catskiing operation that began in 1975. Since that day it has been imitated but never duplicated. I was fortunate to get the call from the Dendrite Studios production company, working on their upcoming ski movie.
So I packed my bags and hit the road. Eliel Hindert from Salt Lake City, innovator Chris Turpin, Maxim Arsenault and I from Whistler were the lucky four. Arriving 11hrs later we were greeted, loaded up and taken up to the lodge were we made ourselves at home. I had heard of this place but didn’t know what to expect. Man, was I in for a treat! The lodge was located at 4200ft with 30 square miles of terrain and runs up to 4000 vertical feet to be eaten up over the week. Oh yeah… our private cat, food fit for a king and fantastic staff —it was nothing but five stars! After grinding away all season it was fitting and deserving for all of us. But we still had a lot of work to do in front of the lens. It was long days up there, making the best of it. From pillows, airs, to fresh lines we got it done.
To see what went down you will have to get a copy of the movie coming out this summer! DENDRITESTUDIOS.COM check it out!!! We had great guides Kevin, Scott and driver Forrest, I’m sure we kept them entertained. Then again Kev with all his bomb throwing kept us entertained and safe. Can’t thank them enough. Looking back on the trip and season it was lots of work, but documenting skiing will last forever. Hope you will enjoy the outcome!