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OH CANADA! Nelson Kootenay Lake Region Crowned the “Cat Ski Capital of the World”

Looking for the equivalent of a casino buffet of fresh powder this winter? In the greater Nelson Kootenay Lake area three hours north of Spokane, cat skiing has become kind of a big deal. There are now five cat skiing operators working the region, which adds up to more cat-ski companies, terrain and snow than …

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Paddleboarding at Jimsmith Lake. Photo by Aaron Theisen.

Paddling Paradise in the Kootenays: Cranbrook, BC Offers Lakes and River Runs for All Abilities

Following an unplanned disembarkation from a standup paddleboard into Jimsmith Lake, south of Cranbrook, British Columbia, I found myself sitting, shivering, on the dock of a local resident I’ve never met. “Want a cookie?” one of my paddling companions, a considerably more proficient SUPer, asks. “The owner of this dock leaves this plastic tub of …

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