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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

South Park and the roads to Elbow Drive and to RUZM as seen from Lakeview at Chatter Creek Snowcat Skiing. There are more that a few days of good powder skiing here!.

For more views of this part of the Chatter Creek cat skiing terrain, look at our South Side Ski Terrain weblog. The Cat Skiing Terrain weblog provides a tour of all parts of the Chatter Creek powder skiing terrain.
Scroll down the Chatter News to see different aspects of cat skiing at Chatter Creek or use the links at the top of the page to explore our various cat skiing weblogs. Don't overlook the Chatter News Archives. Enjoy!       Thanks to Hans Gut and his Swiss friends for this great shot.

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Tree Skiing at Chatter Creek

Tree Skiing at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
A snowboarder rides under a canopy of trees at Chatter Creek. The East Ridge, the west side of Lodge Ridge and areas to the south and west of Vertebrae Lodge provide great tree skiing at Chatter Creek. Being protected from sun and wind, the powder skiing in the trees is usually very consistent with deep, light snow.

For great photos of tree skiing at Chatter Creek, scroll to the bottom of our gallery, "Ski Photography by John Dougall". Also check out one of our favorite Mark Gallup photos.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Chatter Creek Ballet

Dan Hudson Ski Photography at Chatter Creek
Dan Hudson photographs Chatter Creek owner Dale McKnight and snowboarder Eric crossing Bush Arm on their way to Chatter Creek. Bush Arm is formed by the Bush River as it flows into Kinbasket Lake, about 90 km north of Golden BC.

Check out our new Weblog, "Dan Hudson Ski Photography" for more great photography by Dan Hudson. Dan is a regular visitor to Chatter Creek. Chatter Creek snowcat skiing guests travel to Chatter Creek by helicopter flight.

Friday, June 17, 2005

A snowcat nears the end of the Super Road on East Ridge. The Super Spruce and Super Bowl ski runs descend to the west (left). For views of the slope to the east, and the ski run into the East Creek valley, take a look at our Skiing the East Ridge photo gallery (scroll to the bottom). Thanks to Hans Gut and his powder skiing Swiss friends for many East Ridge and "South Side" photos. This photo is by Egmond.

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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Mountain Lodge Construction at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
It's the end of September, 2002 and Chatter Creek partners Dan Josephson and Dave Markel survey the enormous amount of work to be done to complete two-story, 9500 sq ft. Vertebrae Lodge. In three short months, 24 guests will be in residence. The exterior walls are up, the roof is just on, and there is an inch of snow and ice on the dining room floor. All of the finishing has yet to be done. Windows and doors are yet to be installed in the log walls. The interior framing, wall board, electrical systems, plumbing for 14 bathrooms, a commercial kitchen and a hot tub, the heating system and the entire septic system all remain to be started. All for the love of powder skiing!

For a closer look at this huge project, see our Mountain Lodge Construction Web site and it's companion sites.

By the end of 2004, Solidute Lodge had been completed, and Vertebrae Lodge was entering its third year of operation. The total accommodation space for staff and guests is now over 19,000 sq. ft. See our Solitude Lodge construction Web site for interior views of Solditude Lodge. Chatter Creeks mountain lodges are located about 90 km. north of Golden BC, at an elevation of about 5400 ft. on the western flank of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Access for powder skiing and snowboarding guests is by helicopter.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

A Dan Hudson photo of Andrew Hardingham on Lodge Ridge at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing
Andrew Hardingham contemplates the sunset from Lodge Ridge at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing. Photo by Dan Hudson . Dan and Andrew were at Chatter Creek recently for a photo shoot, a result being the cover photo on the April 2005 issue of Snowboard Canada magazine. More Dan Hudson ski photography to come.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Snowcat skiing terrain at Chatter Creek
One corner of the Cat Skiing Terrain at Chatter Creek. This photo by Egmond, a Swiss visitor, shows Lodge Ridge, Megahooped and the bottom of Jo-Pal. Vertebrae Lodge sits a the bottom of the Home Run cut block, at the lower left of the photo. Vertebrae Glacier lies beyond the ridge at the top right hand corner of the photo. The Clamshell and the new Lakeside Addition lies to the west (left) and all of the South Side ski terrain lies behind the photographer. The East Ridge lies to the east (right). Follow the above links for a photo tour of other powder skiing areas at Chatter Creek.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Powder skiing terrain at Lakeview in the Chatter Creek snowcat skiing tenure
Lakeview taken from South Park by a client of Hans Gut. Hans has just supplied Chatter News with a treasure trove of ski photos from Chatter Creek. Han's company, HR Sport & Travel, brings a powder skiing group to Chatter Creek every year, mainly from Switizerland. The Chatter News will be "feeding" off this material all summer! Thanks, Hans.

Lakeview is one of the many drainages to the south of Vertebrae Lodge. There is excellent powder skiing on three sides of the lake, which drains to the West, into Kinbasket Lake. Look at our Cat Skiing Terrain photo gallery for a tour of snowcat skiing areas at Chatter Creek. Beyond the far ridge, there is yet another large drainage called Harbourview with many more ski runs.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Mark Gallup photographs Ryan Oakden powder skiing at Chatter Creek
Mark Gallup photographs Ryan Oakden in the Enchanted Forest on Chatter Creek's East Ridge. Nice powder skiing! Photo: © Mark Gallup. For more great powder skiing shots, check out our collection of Mark Gallup ski photography, or see our recent posting (below) about Ski Photography at Chatter Creek.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Phil Fortier augers in on Super Spruce on upper East Ridge. On this "sweet" run, Phil entrusted his friend Stephan to record his descent. Looks like he did the job but perhaps Phil "caved" under the pressure.

Super Spruce and neighboring Super Bowl lie at the end of the East Ridge "Super Road". Follow the link for other views of this great powder skiing area. The lower portion of the ridge offers lots of tree skiing.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

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