Origins from Selkirk Wilderness Skiing on Vimeo.

It is the oldest cat ski operation in the world, and not surprisingly, one of the best backcountry commercial operations in the world. Located in Meadow Creek, just up the way from Nelson and Kaslo at the North End of Kootenay Lake, SWS is the perfect amalgamation of all things powder skiing should be: legacy, terrain, character, and of course, powder snow. This short film is a collaboration between award winning film company Sherpas Cinema and Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, the world’s first snowcat operation. Written and directed by Sherpas Cinema and featuring athletes Izzy Lynch, Johnny Collinson, Joey Vosburgh and Austin Ross alongside guests and guides, the film highlights SWS’s amazing terrain and deep powder. Shot during the 2011/2012 season it also includes snippets of historical footage that help to convey the enduring culture of SWS.