Today we fired up The Cat for the first time this season… It’s fair to say THE CAT IS BACK!
We’ve been monitoring the area closely and with a ton more snow than last year we are ready to go 2 weeks earlier than last season!! Nick and I spent the day digging, pushing and pulling snow, trees and a few rogue tanuki’s out of the way to get the Cat 90% of the way to the drop off point for the ski zone. With a little more work we’ll have full access and be ready to drop customers into what I can only describe and delicious, tits deep pow. The area is untouched since the first snowfall of the season so today we had a bow wave of powder coming off the front of the cat as we put the track in.
Here’s a few shots of the days events starting from finding the cat to copping snow mushrooms on the head as we released trees that had been dragged to the ground with all the snow. Our first tour runs on the 2nd of January and the boys from Niseko Pizza who’ve booked our first trip of the season are in for an treat – I hope you like it deep, really deep… don’t forget your snorkels!
The first day of Cat Skiing (digging out the cat and building the trails) for season 2012. This is the cat for our Cat Skiing operation in the Niseko back country!