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This is a collection of what equipment is included in all skiing packages at Island Lake Cat Skiing.
Island Lake has partnered up with K2 and Prior Snowboards to provide some of the best skis and Snowboards in the industry. With powder skiing as our goal K2 has fulfilled all our needs with the K2 GotBack, Side Stash, MissDemeaner, Side Kicks, Darksides, Sideseth and Pontoons for the wild deep days. If snowboarding is your game, we have Prior - Khybers and Spearheads, both of which are amazing big mountain snowboards custom made for us. All skis and snowboards are included in the package at Island Lake Catskiing. For guaranteed fit and comfort, it is recommended that guests bring their own snowboard bindings in good working order. There is a limited selection of bindings at the lodges. PLEASE NOTE: OUR BINDINGS DO NOT WORK WITH ALPINE TOURING BOOTS.
With a 102mm waist and slight 2/30 shovel rocker this ski possesses phenomenal float and exceptional maneuverability. The Triaxial braided Bioflex core keeps it lightweight and agile, while the progressive 14/12 sidecut provides serious charging capabilities.
Performance: Soft Snow: 70% Variable Snow: 30%
Construction: Torsion Box Cap
Weight: 1700g@ 160
Binding Options: Flat
2/30 Tip Rocker, 14/12 Progressive Sidecut, Powder tip, Tip and Tail attachment Holes, Flat/Notched tail SideStash
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%
Construction: Hybritech Sidewall Metal Laminate
Weight: 2050g@ 174
Binding Options: Flat
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
Powder: 50%, Park: 50%
149, 159, 169
15m @ 159 / Bi-Directional Taper
ABSorb TwinTech Sidewall - Triaxial Braided Bioflex 3
10.0 Free, Flat
Bi-Directional Taper, RivetsSidekick
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
153, 160, 167, 174
21m @ 167
Triaxial Braid, Hybritech Sidewall, Aspen/Paulownia/Bamboo - Bioflex 3
Powder Tip, Progressive Sidecut, Tip and Tail Holes, Bioflex 3, Pre-Cut Skins AvailableDarkside
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
174, 181, 188
27m @ 181
Triaxial Braided, Hybritech Sidewall, Aspen/Paulownia
Powder Tip, Progressive Sidecut, Tip and Tail Holes, Pre-Cut Skins AvailableSideseth
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,
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
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.