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Big Red Cats

Red Mountain Road, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
+1 250-362-2271
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Great terrain and snow a go-go

What's not to like? 22,000 acres of untracked backcountry powder, knowledgable guides and thrills... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2014
travel2letsgo
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Toronto, Canada
RIPPED OFF

A large group of friends were booked at Big Red Cats for 3/4 days of skiing in March 2014. It... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2014
Kurt K
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Red Mountain Road, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

What's not to like? 22,000 acres of untracked backcountry powder, knowledgable guides and thrills from beginning to end.

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gaulfamily, Owner at Big Red Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Thanks! Kieren has been out every summer with Kauri and their chainsaws, making every acre count. Technically, we dropped some of the flattish acreage from our tenure, so are now 19,300 acres - but we have access to every bit of it.

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Reviewed 17 September 2014

A large group of friends were booked at Big Red Cats for 3/4 days of skiing in March 2014. It rained and made the terrain not safe to ski. They kept our money - a rather large sum. The "rain check" is good for two...More

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gaulfamily, Owner at Big Red Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

READ YOUR INVOICE - at the bottom of every single invoice, this is written: "Bookings are NOT REFUNDABLE in any circumstance. If conditions are too hazardous to operate, you may be offered a transferable rain cheque which is redeemable in the following two seasons. For...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

My first day cat skiing, took my 11 year old along for his first time too. The guides were super competent, the terrain varied and challenging when necessary, and the snow excellent. Such great value, save for Kieran's jokes 😉. I'll leave it to my...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

6 of us spent as many as 6 straight days skiing with Big Red Cats in February. Great snow! Some challenging skiing! Excellent guides! Some injuries and exhaustion, but Paula was very willing to work with you. This is a great organization all around. Definitely...More

Thank Jennifer S
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gaulfamily, Owner at Big Red Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2015

So glad that you had a good trip! As you say, we do try to manage ability levels as best as we can, but there is often significant overlap between Advanced, Advanced/Expert, and Expert groups, as it is often hard for people to decide where...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Despite not having fresh snow for a week, our guides found powder stashes every day. Guides were very professional and knowledgeable, and gave our groups a lot of free reign when hitting the slopes. Overall a great experience.

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Took a day away from skiing at Red Mountain to go out with Big Red Cats. Great day of untracked snow. The guides (Cory, Zowie & Karen from New Zealand) were very patient and they even helped us get all of the snow away from...More

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gaulfamily, Owner at Big Red Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2014

So glad you enjoyed your day - It's been a challenging snow year, and the guides are working really hard!

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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Came out to BC from Tri state area where there is currently NO skiing. Everyone we met in Rossland told us we shoulda been here last year, but honestly, for a bunch of skiers who are used to skiing ON snow, not IN snow this...More

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BigRedKieren, Owner at Big Red Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

So glad you enjoyed your day - and we look forward to having your group back in a more normal year with more regular snowfall!

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Reviewed 23 May 2013

So much terrain, great tree skiing, fantastic snow, especially compared to any ski hill! Get out there and give it a try - you won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed 27 March 2013

My friends and I took a trip from Poland to BRC this march and it was our best snowboadring trip ever. We booked a package, two double rooms for 8 days at The Red Shutter Inn plus 4 days riding snowcats. Few days before our...More

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gaulfamily, Owner at Big Red Cats, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2013

Thanks Jarek! So glad that it worked out for you and your friends, look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 23 March 2013

I write this review with concern that it will be difficult booking at trip in the future. My buddy had a cat or heli trip on his "bucket" list (even though he is way to young for a bucket list). We are advanced/expert riders that...More

Thank Cody M
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Steven L
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It usually isn't possible to move people around much, so it is best to try to pick the right level to begin with. There is some overlap between levels, and some people do overestimate and underestimate ability, but there... More
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