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Snowcats near Whistler give more powder to the people

December 2, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Text CR Jack Christie Photo CR Louise Christie Imagine discovering a dream you never knew you had. That’s how Ken Achenbach describes owning a backcountry snowcat operation near Whistler. A pioneer at heart, Achenbach—who helped invent the twin-tip snowboard, which revolutionized the fledgling sport in the mid 1980s—bought into Powder Mountain Catskiing and Catboarding over ten years ago and  took centre stage with the company in 2008. Not that running a business in Whistler is anything new to the forward-thinking... [Read the full story]

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Paddle Desolation Sound with a little advice

January 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Elizabeth Kohler enjoys a close-up look at sea life in Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park. Click on Flikr photo galley (home page) to view a portfolio of Louise Christie’s Desolation Sound images Access: Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park lies 144 kilometres north of Vancouver on the Sunshine Coast. For details, visit the BC Parks website. In Lund, Terracentric Adventures offers kayak rentals, tours, and water-taxi service. Powell River Sea Kayak also offers kayak rentals and tours from locations in Lund... [Read the full story]

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Ryan Leech and the Trials Of Life

July 15, 2015 · 1 Comment 

The Trials of Ryan  The Lower Mainland is the epicentre of what’s shaking in the world of fat tire cycling, whether hucking off North Shore drops or hopping around the trials park in Port Moody. No one epitomizes this more than Ryan Leech, a professional trials rider, extreme mountain biker and monster freerider. We’re pleased to feature Ryan as a guest on our site. Trials Riding Ryan Leech discovered he had a talent for trials riding – a blend of balance and hopping skills – when he was 13. He’s... [Read the full story]

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