Chatter Creek Featured in Globe & Mail
Posted: Feb 19, 2018
In February of 2018, Chatter Creek Cat Skiing was featured in the national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. After Chatter Creek hosted journalist Carrie Tait for three days of cat-skiing, the article was widely read both by Chatter Creek die-hards and readers who wonder “just what in the hell is cat-skiing and what has this woman got herself into?”
Rather than focus on Chatter Creek bread and butter – the amazing terrain, the epic snow, the cushy lodge life, Tait’s article focused on joining in a male-dominated cat-skiing trip with intermediate abilities. Titled “Braving the backcountry on a cat skiing trip,” The Globe and Mail article focused on every reason that one might consider not to go to Chatter and then how to overcome these fear.
Evidently, the article struck a chord with Chatter Creek guests from years’ past – one female guest commented on the story, “Parts of this article reminded me of my first Chatter trip – sole female amongst 17 guys. First time trips to Chatter are amazing, they waken your senses and develop a craving for more. Yet at the same time, 1st trips also teach you to train harder for the next year so you enjoy the terrain and deep pow, ski the steep tree lines, and not to mention giving the guys someone to keep up to!”
A lifelong snowboarder, Tait had been taking on the challenge of learning to ski over the past couple of seasons. When asked to come to Chatter, she knew that the challenge was about to get real. She writes, “when a pal asked if I wanted to go cat skiing at Chatter Creek, I said no. Sorry. Those trips are dominated by men. I’m not good enough. Too much powder. I won’t be able to keep up.”
Does it end well for Tait? You’ll have to read for yourself! Check out the whole article here.