Big Red Catskiing Rossland BC Canada

Big Red Cats - Guide and Assistant Cat Ski Guide Positions

Live in beautiful Rossland BC, and go back to your own home every night!  

Lodging and meals not provided, except for lunch while guiding.  HQ is at 4420 Red Mountain Rd Rossland BC.



*Certified Ski/Snowboard Guide (Level 3 CSGA or ACMG Guide or foreign equivalent)

*Level 2 Avalanche Technician (Canadian Avalanche Association) minimum, level 3 preferred.  Or foreign equivalent.

*Advanced First Aid Attendant (80+ hours)

*Outstanding skiing or snowboarding skills: racing, coaching, instructing experience preferred

*Extra languages preferred: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Norwegian visitors are common

*Previous experience with Big Red Cats terrain and systems preferred

*References will be checked


$300-400 per day 

Includes lunch but not lodging.  4-6 days per week, 40-hour week average.

Must be available from  10 Jan to 10 March at minimum, but season is from 14 Dec to 31 Mar.

Assistant Guide:

*Certified Ski/Snowboard Guide (Level 2 CSGA or ACMG Apprentice Guide or foreign equivalent)

*Level 2 Avalanche Technician (Canadian Avalanche Association)

*Advanced First Aid Attendant (80+ hours)

*Outstanding skiing or snowboarding skills; CSIA2 or coaching qualification required, high-level racing experience well-regarded


$250 per day, depending on experience.  Includes lunch, but not lodging

Preference to those available during the entire season, but week-on week-off shifts may be possible.

Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: we are always considering qualified applicants for future years


Tail Guides:

Big Red Cats also hires tail guides, and trains new tail guides.

Minimum qualifications to join as a tail guide:

CAA Level 1 Ski Operations

CSGA Level 1

CSIA Level 2 or alpine FIS racing/coaching experience

80-hour First Aid

Class 4 driver's license

Tail guide wage starts at $120/day and increases with experience and qualifications to $150/day


Volunteer Extra/Trainee Tail Guides*:

CAA Level 1 Ski Operations 

CSGA1 preferred

CSPS preferred

CSIA1 or racing experience an asset

40 or 80-hour First Aid

*Trainee guides will shadow a tail guide or guide on a volunteer basis in a supernumary position, trained and evaluated, and will be employed as tail guides when their skills and experience is sufficient to justify not having the CSGA1 and CSIA2 qualifications.  This may take fewer than 10 days.  For some, it takes longer, or may never happen.  Excellent skiing or boarding skills required; ski patrol or volley ski patrol experience an asset.  

This is a supernumary position, and does not replace a paid tail guide.  Other duties to help the team, such as loading gear and lunches, taking photos of guests, helping the snow safety team with avalanche evaluations, are also required.  Preference is given to local residents who plan on entering the ski guide profession, but other locals who have no such plans, but would like to be "snow hosts with a camera" may be considered.



We'll give you a seat in the cat, and a lunch, and in return we just take a 25% cut of what you sell

You need your own equipment (camera and computer), excellent photography skills, and strong skiing/boarding skills

Ski patrol or guiding experience an asset, as is CAA1

Strong interpersonal skills required, the ability to edit/delete photos on-the-go during the day in order to present a slideshow quickly during aprs-ski at the restaurant, and sell photos in a personable manner

Strong computer skills required, in order to Airdrop/Dropbox photos or burn to USB in a timely manner