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Big Red Cats

Red Mountain Road, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
+1 250-362-2271
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Deep deep pow

We did 4 days at Big Red Cats this Feb/March and it was phenomenal. While Red Mountain got 50 cms... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
BruceDunlop
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Ottawa, Canada
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Pretty Good.

The guides were great, the terrain we hit was pretty good. I’ve cat skied and heli skied at other... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
quimby420
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Seattle
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“cat skiing” (22 reviews)
“powder skiing” (8 reviews)
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Red Mountain Road, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
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+1 250-362-2271
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We did 4 days at Big Red Cats this Feb/March and it was phenomenal. While Red Mountain got 50 cms in the 4 days the BRC tenure got over 100. Safety was paramount but suited for the occasion. Guides were awesome, friendly and well trained....More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

The guides were great, the terrain we hit was pretty good. I’ve cat skied and heli skied at other locations and as a comparison found the runs we took were challenging but not pucker-up challenging. The driver and guides do take their time to try...More

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bigredcats, Owner at Big Red Cats, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

Glad you had fun; some days the guides do have to scale back if the avalanche hazard is high, but if you pick the "Uber" group there should at least be others who are capable of the more puckerworthy runs when stability is good

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

I was super impressed with the speedy email communication and enjoyed being kept up to date with the conditions as we approached our ski day. The morning 'round up' is quick and painless, the actual ski area is easy to get to and the guides...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

I had the same experience as nystrokedoc. When conditions are marginal a top notch outfitter like BRC has the expertise and experience to make the adjustments to systems changing what could have been a so-so Cat trip become top notch for the client crew. They...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Amazing snow can be reached by the cats over nearly 20,000 acres of mountainous wilderness. The service by the guides is enthusiastic, competent, and delivered with care, a big smile, and an expression of "Welcome to my world of fun" attitude. A truly awesome ski...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Paula and Kieran graciously offered “rain” checks after there were showers on the lower terrain and then a deep crusty freeze. I did spectacular days despite this and had some of the best runs of my life. The guides focused us on the higher terrain...More

Thank nystrokedoc
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bigredcats, Owner at Big Red Cats, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thanks! So glad the guides were able to find some goodness!

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Our group had the expert cat for 3 days in Feb 2017. Simple check in process in their lobby and a 15 minute van ride to the cats. Once there, it was about 30 mins to their terrain. We had good snow for 3 days...More

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bigredcats, Owner at Big Red Cats, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018
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Thanks, Brett!

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Big Red Cats really stepped up the standard for searching for deep powder. Never have I had ever experienced powder so deep and so fresh than I have on my day spent with Big Red Cats. Our guide Corey was incredibly knowledgeable and experienced with...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

The conditions were not ideal, but our guide found a great terrains for us. He took the weaker sker gently under his wing, so nobody had to wait. His focus on safety was most impressive. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed March 8, 2017

With limited powder skiing experience and no backcountry experience I decided to two days of cat skiing with a large group of buddies. Big Red Cats did a nice job picking runs that were interesting and challenging for multiple group members, even those with much...More

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