Island Lake Lodge Catski
Canada: British Columbia
Don’t compromise on luxury or adventure. Have both at Island Lake Lodge Catski, a diamond in the rough.
Catskiing and Snowboard equipment
2/30 Tip Rocker, 14/12 Progressive Sidecut, Powder tip, Tip and Tail attachment Holes, Flat/Notched tail
The ideal ski for trashing fresh powder. The SideStash has incredible versatility due to its metal laminate Hybritech sidewall construction. It gains the power and precision to confidently blast through the fresh snow, from the metal, but at the same time its light weight tip and tail and 5/15 shovel rocker add quickness and agility to handle the tightest steeps, trees and chutes.
- Performance: Soft Snow 80% Variable Snow 20%
- Dimensions: 139/108/127
- Radius: 23m@174
- Construction: Hybritech Sidewall Metal Laminate
- Core: Aspen/Paulownia
- Weight: 2050g@ 174
- Binding Options: Flat
Features: 5/15 Tip Rocker Design, 13/12 Progressive Powder Sidecut, Powder tip, Tip and Tail Attachment Holes, Flat/Notched Tail
The high performance sister ski to the Recoil offers the same super versatile All-Terrain on a 90mm platform for maximum stability and control everywhere. Its bioflex core gives the ski forgiveness and reduces swing weight. The ski’s torsional rigidity makes it rip on firmer snow and the ABSorb sidewalls eat up impact and rough snow. Toss a bi-directional taper in the mix and you’ll be amazed at how well this ski handles regular or switch all over the mountain.
- Performance: Powder: 50%, Park: 50%
- Sizes: 149, 159, 169
- Radius: 15m @ 159 / Bi-Directional Taper
- Construction: ABSorb TwinTech Sidewall - Triaxial Braided Bioflex 3
- Binding Options: 10.0 Free, Flat
Features: Bi-Directional Taper, Rivets
ou know the type: powerful, smooth, playful and confident. The SideKick is 108mm at the waist and damn proud of it. And with a booty that big, you expect her to be powerful and confident on the deep days. But the girl is quick too. Credit the All-Terrain Rocker that’s drawn back towards the binding for her ability to float through the trees with carefree agility. Her rare blend of power and nimbleness results in a super friendly, inviting demeanor that’s not hard to like.
- Performance: 70% Powder / 30% Variable
- Sizes: 153, 160, 167, 174
- Radius: 21m @ 167
- Construction: Triaxial Braid, Hybritech Sidewall, Aspen/Paulownia/Bamboo - Bioflex 3
- Weight: 1970g
Features: Powder Tip, Progressive Sidecut, Tip and Tail Holes, Bioflex 3, Pre-Cut Skins Available
As the name suggests, the DarkSide hunts steep couloirs and north faces protected from the sun. The Powder Rocker starts just in front of the binding turning the tail into both a brake and an accelerator. Pressure the shovel of the K2 DarkSide to quickly and easily pivot the ski and scrub speed, or pressure the cambered tail for added power and acceleration. No wonder we are drawn to the DarkSide.
- Performance: 80% Powder / 20% Variable
- Sizes: 174, 181, 188
- Radius: 27m @ 181
- Construction: Triaxial Braided, Hybritech Sidewall, Aspen/Paulownia
- Weight: 2100g
Features: Powder Tip, Progressive Sidecut, Tip and Tail Holes, Pre-Cut Skins Available
Elongated All-Terrain Rocker and a generous waist width create a nimble and forgiving offpiste tool that enables you to flash tight chutes that have been overlooked several days after a storm. Meanwhile, the metal laminate sidewall construction of the K2 SideStash delivers a damp, powerful platform for slicing through the week-old chop in the run-out, or laying trenches on the groomers on your way back to the lift.
- Sizes: 167, 174, 181, 188
- Binding Options: No Binding
- Performance: 70% Powder / 30% Variable
- Radius: 25m @ 181
- Construction: Metal TNC, Hybritech Sidewall, Aspen/Paulownia
- Weight: 2170g
Features: Powder Tip, Progressive Sidecut, Tip and Tail Hardware, Pre-Cut Climbing Skins available
Everyone’s favorite fatty, the beloved 2009 K2 Apache Pontoon Ski is back in your face for more freakishly fun action. The brainchild of freeriding legend Shane McConkey, the K2 Apache Pontoon is designed for flotation, but with an innovative blueprint that challenges conventional thinking behind ski engineering. With its massive dimensions, surf-inspired rocker, and powder-specific sidecut that tapers toward the tail, the 2009 Apache Pontoon is the same—an easy-to-ski powder weapon. An imposing tip width of 160mm combined with an equally impressive waist width of 130mm ensures the tip of the K2 Apache Pontoon will stay above surface at all times. And while technically a powder ski, the Pontoon delivers sidecut where you need it most—right underfoot—for maneuverability on firmer conditions or just to get back to the lifts for a second lap. The ultimate high-performing powder tool, the 2009 K2 Apache Pontoon Ski is built to plane…and win popularity contests.
- Tapered Tail- The shape of the Pontoon ski tapers down from tip to tail.
- Powder Rocker Design- Designed specifically for powder, this Pontoon ski incorporates sidecut into the design where you need it most, right under foot, for maneuverability on firmer conditions or just to get back to the lifts for a second lap. Powder Magazine Reverse Camber Article
- TRIAXIAL BRAIDING: This unique method produces skis that have a great deal of torsional rigidity and strength, while maintaining all the lively characteristics of a wood core ski.
- TORSION BOX CONTROL: The Torsion Box Construction is the foundation for the widest range of skis designed by K2. The Pontoon Skis share the common traits of ease, forgiveness, responsiveness, and energy that can be found in all Torsion Box skis.
- Single ski weight size 179cm: 2441g or 5.38 lbs
Prior Snowboards - Handcrafted in Whistler BC these boards are extremely well made and suited to big mountain riding. And they have custom Island Lake 25th anniversary topsheets.
The Khyber, Priors go to powder and tree board, has a wide nose, generous sidecut, and plenty of taper; these features provide excellent float and manoeuvrability in powder conditions and trees. Amazingly, the Khyber will still perform on hardpack, groomers and variable snow pack thanks to its mellow rocker camber combination profile which gives you the confidence to ride the board back to the lifts or on variable snow days. The Khyber makes riding tight trees and critical sections easier than you’ve ever dreamed possible.
Hybrid Rocker Profile: Provides flotation and predictability in powder and silky smooth transitions from edge-to-edge with excellent edge control. 2-4 mm of traditional camber underfoot provides energy from turn-to-turn.
Rider Type: Riders of all abilities looking to maximize their powder pleasures with a versatile stick. It naturally suits riders who demand no back leg burn and a quick-turning, surfy ride.
Best for: Tight Trees, powder, gladed runs, pillow lines, chutes, backcountry.
The Spearhead provides perhaps the most versatile freeride performance in the Prior powder board lineup. Big alpine bowls to trees, the Spearhead handles it all. The Spearhead’s gradually up-sloping nose rocker profile provides unparalleled powder trim and non catch edge to edge turn ability. Its moderate sidecut, taper and cambered tail gives enhanced performance and drive, especially when powering off the back foot.
It’s an ideal ride for anyone looking for powder performance, straight-line stability and decent edge grip in variable snow.
Profile: Nose Rocker Provides floatation and predictability in powder of all kinds. It also allows the board to initiate sooner. Traditional camber in the tail provides additional power driving off the back foot.
Rider Type: The big mountain powder rider who wants a board that excels in the powder yet performs everywhere.
Best for: Powder, wide open bowls, glades, trees, crud, and variable snowpack.