Big Red Cats......................................................................................
P.O. Box 742
THE POWDER THE PASSION
Some of the best gladed cat powder skiing in the world, less than an hour from Whitewater!
Why Big Red Cats?
o Safety - qualified guides, and we exceed industry operating standards, as one of only a few operations to have a full time snow safety team, as well as 2 or 3 guides in the cat
o Huge and varied terrain - Over 500 runs, on 8 main peaks with a series of ridglines. We use all of our 20,000 acres of terrain.
o Separate trips for experts, advanced, and intermediate skiers and riders - this means that you generally ski with people going at the same speed: experts get the super steeps, pillows and cliffs they enjoy, while intermediates can cruise along in bowls and spaced trees, without performance anxiety
o Small-group option for 3:1 guest to guide ratio (ask us about our small group cat skiing)
o We are one of the largest cat ski operations in the world, with the terrain, safety program, and maintenance to back that up. Where else do they regularly run three cats, sometimes four, plus a 5th backup?
o Super fast cats - PB300's are the best in the business. More skiing, no waiting around, and they go all the way to the top!
o Access --located less than 1 hour from Nelson and Whitewater.
o Flexibility - book one day, six days, or alternate with resort skiing at whitewater - you can mix your cat skiing with resort days, have some group members cat ski while others are at the resort
o Great value - we have the best price and quality mix, and we DO provide rain cheques and resort options, so you're guaranteed to ski or ride.
o Prices from C$350 per day. Book Now!
Location and Terrain
We are located between Whitewater and Red Mountain in the Monashee range in B.C. Below are some statistics and numbers:
520 named runs that we ski - a number of these can be skied 2-3 times spread out over 8 peaks and a bunch of ridgelines
3,200 vertical feet is our longest run
1,400 vertical feet is our average run length - average is longer for expert and advanced days
experts 11-14 runs, advanced 10-12 runs, Intermediate 8-10 runs per day
Our run mix is 35% Double Black, 50% Black runs, and 15% Blue runs
30% of our runs are open, 40% are nicely spaced glades (we have the best glade cat skiing in the world), and 30% is good tree skiing
We ski on every aspect of our runs - 30% east, 20% north, 25% west and 25% south
Big Red Cats - 4 Day Package
4 nights B&B lodging at the Red Shutter Inn, including full breakfast, hot tub and sauna
2 days cat skiing
1 day lift serviced skiing/riding at Whitewater Winter Resort
C$975 Low season, and C$1073 High season (15th Jan - 10th March) plus taxes
Deep Powder Package
This incredible powder getaway will allow you to warm up for 2 days at Whitewater, before heading over to Big Red Cats for one day of blissful snow cat skiing. Spend three nights at the hotel of your choice.
Prices starting at $625pp/dbl (low season) $675 pp/dbl (high season)
Kootenay Powder Sampler Package
Take a tour around the Kootenays and make this your powder adventure of a lifetime! The Mountain Hound Inn or Hume Hotel, located in downtown Nelson will be your home base for 4 nights. Spend 2 days warming up at Whitewater Ski Resort before heading to Big Red Cats for a day of blissful snow cat skiing. Top it all off with a trip to Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort for a relaxing, well deserved soak in their famous hot springs.
Prices starting at $680 pp/dbl (low season) C$729 pp/dbl (high season)
What's New at Big Red Cats
Small group cat skiing comes to Big Red Cats - Grab 5 of your closest freinds and pay an Extra C$50 per day per person and have 2 guides for your group of 6. This means that you can get into more interesting lines, move faster through the terrain, and do things that you might not otherwise with a whole group of 12 people. The guides can better tailor the program to the needs of your group. Big Red Cats is also is glading 25 runs this summer and fall, getting another snowcat, and is pimping out the inside of their cats.
........................................................................."We stayed in Nelson and
skied the legendary powder at Whitewater -
Unbelieveable" GLEN SMITH, Spokane WA