December 16 – Game On at Big Red Cats

Posted By: Freeride Chronicles on December 21, 2015 2:47 pm

When your giving Grey skies, you adjust. A signature shot   photo: Geoff Holman/Catskiing Canada   skier:Bob Legasa

When your given grey skies, you adjust. A signature shot from Catskiing Canada photo:Geoff Holman/Catskiing Canada. Skier: Bob Legasa

It was an early roll call on December 16th, 2015 as the Freeride Chronicles crew woke to temps in the low teens under crystal clear skies. At that moment, we knew we were in for a day of pure awesomeness. After our top ski day on the 15th, which was going to be hard to top, we were prepared to give it our best the following day.

As the sun crested over the Kootenays and the skies turned cobalt blue, we anticipated one hell of a ride. We had the crew from Catskiing Canada joining us once again for the day as we made the climb up into Big Red Cats Holy land.

Caleb Mullen dropping in to pure Heaven at Big Red Cats Catskiing tenure.    photo: Stoddard/Freeride Caleb Mullen dropping in to pure Heaven at Big Red Cats Catskiing tenure. Photo: Stoddard/Freeride

WOW! What a difference Blue skies make as we ripped lap after lap behind Lead Guide and BRC Owner Kieren Gual. Both Media crews were knocking down some great stuff.

Skier Alex Wohliab going to his Happy Place            photo: Stoddard/Freeride

Skier Alex Wohliab going to his Happy Place. Photo: Stoddard/Freeride

The stoke level was high as we piled out of the cat. The Catskiing Canada crew was focusing on banging out beautiful images for their website and various publications and the Freeride Media crew was focused on putting together some sweet pow video footage for the Freeride Chronicles series.

Bob Legasa with Freeride Media capturing Erich Thompson flying through the glades              photo: Stoddard/Freeride

Bob Legasa with Freeride Media capturing Erich Thompson flying through the glades. Photo: Stoddard/Freeride

It seemed every cat ride up the discussion drifted back to how good the coverage and conditions are for mid December. I don’t want to say record breaking but it sure felt like mid January as we were skiing zones that are usually hit later in the season. Yeah it was that good.
I tell ya, nows the time to get after it at BRC. Give yourself an early Christmas present, you deserve it, We did!

A little slice of Heaven at Big Red Cats                      skier:Erich Thompson        photo:Stoddard/Freeride

A little slice of Heaven at Big Red Cats Skier: Erich Thompson Photo: Stoddard/Freeride

Here’s a short video from our December 16, 2015 day, ENJOY!

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A former member of the United States Freestyle ski team, Bob Legasa combined his passion for skiing, outdoors and storytelling and created Freeride Media. Bob has won numerous Society of Photo Journalism Awards and a highly coveted Emmy Award. With over 25 years as a professional Freestyle skier Bob has taken his knowledge of the sport into a variety of different fields including, Television, journalism, coaching, and event management. Bob's passion for skiing can be seen on The Freeride Chronicles Together with his wife Jane of 21 years Bob has two beautiful girls Alli and Hannah. The entire family loves to ski and they can be found most every winter weekend skiing at Schweitzer Mountain.


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