Terrain at Big Red Cats
After 14 continuous years of development and opening more terrain each year - we are one of the biggest cat operations in the world. It takes our new guides 2 full seasons of skiing every day to ski all the main runs in our area. We can ski on all aspects of all of our mountains (we have no dead zones) which means that we can link up runs better. Our terrain is also protected from wind in many areas that we ski. Some of the key features of our terrain are:
- 8 main mountains - numerous ridges and sub-peaks
- Over 600 named runs (and a bunch more unnamed runs) - 40% expert, 40% advanced, and 20% intermediate
- 220km of snowcat roads - largest snowcat road network in the world (you can't ski it unless you have a snowcat road!)
- 47 drainages - in each drainage there are 5-15 runs
- Altitude range 7300 ft - 4,000ft (Most runs are at between 1500m - 2200m)
- Average run length 1,400 vertical ft
- 19,300 acres of terrain
- Longest run 3,400 vert ft (but practically most days we ski up to 2,600 vert ft as the longest to manage turn-around times).
In the foreground is the base of Red Mountain - in the background is the 8 main Mountains that we ski and ride at Big Red Cats. The area is huge!
This type of Glade skiing is our bread and butter terrain - we can ski it anytime in any condition.
This is typical of the tree skiing that we can do.
This is a run called baywindow - still some trees but pretty open
This is a run called BergFuhrers
This is part of the Bermuda area
Some Intermediate terrain
Hard to see from the angle - but this is really steep skiing - top parts of the photo are 45 degrees.