These are some helpful links to some of our partners and area service providers (alphabetical order):
Big Red Lodge - Best place to stay on the mountain - book early!
Red Shutter Inn - Owned by Big Red Cats - Awseome retro funky ski lodge - best hot tub in town - think Hot Tub time machine meets - ski patrol chic. Breakfast this year will be served in our new restaurant called "Fresh"
Angela's Place - social B&B and guest house in lower Rossland
Mountain Shadow Hostel - 20 bucks a night for a bed in a dorm room in downtown Rossland, some 4-bed semi-private rooms also available
Prestige Mountain Resort Rossland - nice hotel in downtown Rossland, one bed, two beds, with or without kitchenette. We can package this lodging for you with your cat skiing trip
Ram's Head Inn - boutique hotel at Red Mountain, with cooked breakfast. Ideal for couples; we can also package this for you
Red Mountain Village - condos and cabins at Red, we can package these for you as Red . They have small cabins from $160/night up to large 5-bedroom homes for big groups.
Red Property Management - The most luxurious and best located condos at Red, from 1 to 4 bedrooms, and we can package them with your cat skiing holiday -
Mountain Town Properties - Great selection of houses and condos at the base of Red
Dining & Nightlife
FRESH Cafe & Apres - our new resturant - website coming soon! (it is located right next to our welcome centre)
Alpine Grind -my favourie place for latte with extra foam and a muffin. Great lunches too
Flying Steamshovel- Downtown Rossland Pub on Washington St, with cheap rooms upstairs as well
Gabriella's - apres-ski and dinner at this fantastic Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in Red Mountain Village
Idgie's Restaurante - in Rossland, high quality, healthy meals, especially the seafood. Will also cater wedding groups
Le Petit Fromage - guided moonlit cross-country ski to wine and fondue dinner at the Black Jack cabin, or can be catered at your condo
Rock Cut Pub - pub on the highway between Red and Rossland. Good for fajitas, and beer and wings, and they have a pool table. We can drop your group off there after skiing, and you can watch your ski photos on the big screen there if you like.
Ainsworth Hot Springs - Natural hot springs, about 1h45mins north, past Nelson BC
Red Mountain Resort - the best lift-accessed gladed tree skiing in the world - mix a few days at the resort with a few days of cat skiing, you're staying at the resort anyway
Redstone Golf Resort - Cat skiers also tend to be golfers. Come back in the summer and enjoy the newly redesigned Redstone course. If you like it so much you want to move there, let me know.'
Trail Aquatic Centre - a good activity during your rest days, the indoor pool, waterslide, hot tub, steam room, and fitness centre is in Trail, only a 15 minute drive down the hill, and a very nice facility as long as you aren't from Rossland
Whitewater - We think that a perfect week would be 2or 3 days at Red, with slopeside lodging, 3 days of cat skiing at Big Red Cats, and a day skiing at Whitewater ski resort, followed by dinner and last evening overnight stay in Nelson. Not a large ski area, but very picturesque, excellent snowfall, and only an hour away. We can arrange a great ski safari package including cat skiing, and lifts and lodging at Red and Whitewater.
Betty Go Hard - our lodge managers, Natasha and Ian Lockey, run a women's adventure business
Bhubble.com - Rossland community & events
Canada Ski Quest - skier improvement courses with level 4 CSIA instructor Mark Impey
Tourism Rossland - a good website including links to the other tourism providers in Rossland. They also staff the Visitor Info Centre downtown
Zargon Studios - these guys take awesome photos, are web developers, and also operate the Cat Skiing Canada website
Butch Boutry - ski shop in Rossland, expert bootfitters
Powderhound - Outdoor store, skis, clothing, gear, and alpine touring equipment rental. The owner was a top mountain guide.
Ross Vegas boardshop - Snowboarding fashion, and more
Fresh Air Experience - Ski shop in Kelowna, sells Rossignol products and, well, they're just friends of ours
Mammut - We use the Mammut Barryvox and Pulse transcievers
North Face - our cat drivers wear the North Face Apex Bionic jackets - we also have a few for sale, just ask
Rip Curl - When Kieren was a national team ski racer, his roommate in Europe was Dan, the son of the founder of Rip Curl. We've had a liking for them ever since. They sell snowboard jackets and pants as well as surf wear, and filmed the "GUM" movie here in 3D, featuring their GUM outerwear.
Rossignol - we get most of our skis from Rossignol, mainly S7's
Other Industry Links
Canada Ski Guide Association - guide training & standards for the mechanized skiing industry
Canadian Avalanche Association - THE experts in avalanche conditions and training
Cat Skiing Canada - consolidation site showing all cat ski operators in Canada, forum, reviews,etc.
Red Mountain Racers - the most winning ski racing club in Canada