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Friday, August 05, 2005

A collection of our favorite cat skiing photos from the Chatter News. Scroll down and enjoy. Click on any Chatter News image to enlarge it and use the browser's "back" button to return.

For more information about cat skiing and cat boarding at Chatter Creek look at the Chatter Creek Web site at . Also, the Chatter News has many more photos of cat skiing at Chatter Creek.

Powder skiing at Chatter Creek We welcome your favorite cat skiing photos from Chatter Creek. Please email them to us at the Chatter News. Most of our Chatter News terrain and ski photography comes from Chatter Creek cat skiing clients.

Scroll down to share our favorite memories of cat skiing at Chatter Creek.

The photo at the left is by John Dougall, the in-house Chatter Creek photographer. John takes candid shots of Chatter Creek guests while they ski and ride and he's expert at getting you at just the rignt moment. We're happy to receive his work. John calls this photo, "Steve and Deep". Either Steve is pretty short or that powder is deep and light! We've experienced it at Chatter ourselves, and can vouch for it.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

South Park at Chatter Creek

South Park and the roads to Elbow Drive and to RUZM as seen from Lakeview. This area lies to the south of Vertebrae Lodge.

For more views of this part of the Chatter Creek cat skiing terrain, look at our South Side Ski Terrain weblog. Thanks to Hans Gut and his Swiss friends for this great shot. We think it's a beauty. Click on the photo to enlarge it. Use your Browser's "Back" button to return. Make your browser window as large as possible.

The Chatter Creek cat skiing terrain is so extensive that, after 8 or 9 tours, your Chatter Editor has yet to ski in this southern part of the tenure. What's more, the terrain is being expanded by over 80%

Friday, May 13, 2005

Dan Hudson ski photography at Chatter Creek
Ski Photographer Dan Hudson catches Eric against the setting sun. Not an every-day cat skiing or cat boarding photo!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

From our April 8 posting to the Chatter News: Prima Ballerina Shannon M does her "Swan Lake" number. Definitely a "9.5". A John Dougall photograph donated by Mike P.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Cat Skiing on Vertebrae Glacier at Chatter Creek
Our classic shot of powder skiing on Vertebrae glacier. Chatter Creek is perhaps the only cat skiing operation in North America to regularly offer such extensive glacier skiing.

The start of a great day of powder skiing at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
December snow at Chatter Creek. A snow shot from 2003, the start of the second year of operation of Vertebrae Lodge. Since then, Chatter Creek has doubled it's lodge space for staff and guests.

Cat Skiing groups get a deal at Chatter Creek
Memories are made of this (plus great powder skiing)! For the ultimate good time, get together a group of twelve good friends and go cat skiing at Chatter Creek. Your group has it's own cat, so everyone skis at the same level and the Chatter Creek guides select the terrain you like the best. Cat skiing with your buddies is a blast!

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Powder Skiing on the East Ridge at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
A Chatter Creek Cat Skiing guide powder skiing in the Enchanted Forest, an old burn on the East Ridge. This area offers a 2000 ft vertical drop through widly spaced trees and wide open cut blocks.

Chatter Creek Cat Skiing offers a wide variety of tree skiing below about 7000 ft elevation. The alpine terrain at Chatter Creek rises to almost 10,000 ft. Chatter Creek has over 130 sq. km of mountain terrain, and that will soon almost double!

Who can identify the skier? Please leave a comment.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Powder Skiing at Chatter Creek
Chatter Creek guide, Andrew Prosser skis off to set the line. The group will fan out behind. So much snow and so little time! Photo credit to John Toelle. The Chatter News welcomes guests photos from their Chatter Creek cat skiing tours.

Cat Skiing at Chatter Creek
Powder skiing on lower Jo-Pal. Thanks again to John Toelle for sending the Chatter News some of his favorite Chatter Creek photos from Feb. 2005.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Ski Photography by John Dougall
A classic powder skiing shot by Chatter Creek photographer John Dougall and an apt caption by cat skiing marvel, Chris Underwood. John Dougall provides professional photography services at Chatter Creek.

Glacier Skiing at Chatter Creek
Cat skiing on the Vertebrae glacier at Chatter Creek. In late January 2005, when so many ski areas were suffering warm weather and rain, Chatter Creek came through, "big time". For details, see the Chatter News posting for January 31, 2005. Also, here's an illustrated trip report from the same Chatter Creek Cat Skiing tour.

Ski Photography by John Dougall
Professional photographer, John Dougall joined Chatter Creek in 2005 to take high quality photos of Chatter Creek cat skiing clients. John makes any old hacker look good. For more of John's work, take a look at Ski Photography by John Dougall. If cat skiing were any more fun, it would be illegal! Chatter Creek consistently wins the praise of it's clients.

Powder Skiing at Chatter Creek
Drop-off on upper Lodge Ridge, atop Dewar's Bowl. The west side of Lodge Ridge provides a huge amount of wonderful powder skiing. This is just one of many large cat skiing zones at Chatter Creek.

The cat skiing terrain at Chatter Creek goes on and on. After many visits to Chatter Creek, this was the first time we had seen this huge alpine area. There are days and days of powder skiing here on long, fairly steep slopes. There is also some very pleasant tree skiing.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Powder Skiing on Vertebrae Glacier at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
We like this shot of powder skiing on Vertebrae glacier, supplied to us by Wes of Mercer Island fame. The Chatter News welcomes contributions from Chatter Creek cat skiing and cat boarding clients. Please send us your favorite cat skiing photos from Chatter Creek.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Powder Skiing on the East Ridge at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
Crichton cruising the Phat on the East Ridge at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing. With the protection of the trees, the powder skiing on the East Ridge is particularly good. Lodge Ridge, Staff Trees, Bermuda Triangle are other areas at Chatter Creek that offer good tree skiing.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Powder Skiing terrain at Chatter Creek
MegaHooped, Wonderland, Bouncing Chuckles and Jo-Pal. This shot from Lodge Ridge shows it all, and the road to Vertebrae glacier, as it crosses the slope. There's all sorts of powder skiing terrain at Chatter Creek, mellow glaciers, alpine slopes such as this and forest glades. Backcountry skiing does not get much better than this!

Powder Skiing on Vertebrae glacier at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
A busy day powder skiing on Vertebrae Glacier. We know of no other cat skiing location to provide this amount of glacier skiing at as high an elevation. The mountain views at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing are spectacular.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Ski photography by Mark Gallup
© Mark Gallup                     Powder skiing in the old burns.
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Powder Skiing at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
Kevin gets a Face Shot.         Powder skiing in the Cut Blocks..>

Powder Skiing on Vertebrae glacier at Chatter Creek cat skiing.
Cat skiing tracks on Vertebrae Glacier at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing.

Mountain Lodge Construction at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
A new excavator builds a new lodge. Chatter Creek now has two side-by-side lodges, each with over 9000 ft of living space.

Powder Skiing in the Clamshell at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
A pretty day cat skiing in the Clamshell. Chatter Creek offers many east- and north-facing slopes that retain good snow quality during long periods of drought.

Powder Skiing in the Old Burns
Powder skiing in the old burns. Chatter Creek offers cat skiing on almost every kind of terrain that can be safely skied. The kind of terrain skied by a group and the rate at which the cat skiing group moves is determined by the group and by safety considerations. Cat skiing is a "low key" experience, with little pressure to "move along".

Snowcat Skiing at Chatter Creek
Crichton's "cool rock" shot. Spectacular alpine scenery at Chatter Creek.

Snowcat Skiing at Chatter Creek
Good Times at Vertebrae Lodge. Young and not-so-young, cat skiing appeals to all ages. Chatter Creek has many cat skiing regulars in their 20's, and some who are over 70. Skill levels range from not-so-strong intermediates to experts with years of backcountry skiing experience. Old or young, experienced or a little green, everyone seems to enjoy themselves at Chatter Creek.

Powder Skiing at Chatter Creek
Guide, Don Steedman cruising on "Spruce Slide".

Powder Skiing on the Cut Blocks
Pillow play. Why's this a favorite? It's certainly not a spectacular shot. However, it brings to mind how great it can be to share such amazing skiing with a small group of old friends.

Powder Skiing in the Old Burns
Peter owned the camera so we had to promise to show this.

Many snowcat skiing operators provide a discount to the organizer of a group of 12 who then share their own snowcat and guides. The group sets the pace of the day and the rides back up the hill become as much fun as the skiing, times of sharing the favorite old stories, the old lies and the bad jokes.