Chatter Creek makes the top 20 Ultimate Adventure Bucket List 2014

natioanEurope may be steeped in over a century of ski culture, but for wilderness and solitude, few countries beat Canada.

Find the mother lode in British Columbia’s interior, which sees some 50 feet of annual snowfall, mountains that few people have ever skied—let alone laid eyes upon—and an astonishing dearth of crowds.

“Golden, Revelstoke, Fernie, Kimberly—this whole zone in interior B.C. is chock full of great ski resorts,” says Dueck. Take Revelstoke, for example: It has more than 3,000 acres and a thigh-burning 5,620 vertical-foot drop from summit to base, the biggest in North America.

Of course, that’s only one resort. Interior British Columbia is also full of cat-skiing operations, heli-ski operations, backcountry huts, and road-accessed backcountry ski guides for any persuasion of skier or snowboarder. Dueck’s favorite? Chatter Creek, a cat- and heli-skiing company based out of Golden.

“In my experience, Chatter Creek has everything you could want,” says Dueck. “It’s got big mountain lines, it’s got chutes, it’s got cliffs, it’s got lots and lots of pillows, and they get an abundant amount of snow. I’ve been there three times now, but I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what their tenure has to offer.”


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