Your Safety is our Top Priortiy

Our goal at Big Red Cats is to give our guests as much knowledge as the need to have a safe time in the backcountry. Whether you are a seasoned skier or first timer, we want every guest to learn something about traveling in the backcountry safely. A well informed group leads to a more fun day taking advantage of all the deep, light powder!

The Gear

We provide each guest with a pack including probe and shovel, as well as a transceiver and a radio. There are also a limited number of avi bags available for rent for $39/day if interested.

Our Guides

Each group has a professionally trained lead guide and tail guide, and more often than not, a third guide/photographer or practicum guide.

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Electronic Devices Policy

  1. Let your guide know know what electronic devices that you have?
    1. Cell Phone
    2. Heated gloves
    3. Gopro Cameras
    4. Heated socks or boots
    5. Battery heated jacket/vest.
    6. Other electronics

  2. Turn cell phones and other electronics completely off at the start of the run (if possible). We don't want guest to go to just “Airplane Mode” - but completely off.

  3. Any electronics that you don’t want to turn off should be stowed in a pocket, or pack at least 20cm away from your beacon.

  4. Keep all sources of metal, from shovel blades to food wrappers, at least 20cm away from your beacon.

  5. If it’s time to search, turn your cell phone completely off, but keep your guest radios on. Check that all other electronic are turned off (heated gloves, Gopros etc.) If you suspect unavoidable interference is negatively impacting your beacon readings when searching - alert guide ASAP by radio or voice.

  6. GoPro and other POV cameras are allowed during catskiing operations but only helmet mounted or on a pole. Chest mounts, or WiFi/phone pairing functions are prohibited (as we are requiring guests to wear their tranceiver in the middle of their body). These all must be turned off in an emergency when the team is switching to search.

  7. Bluetooth and Wifi options on DSLR Cameras must be turned off for the normal skiing day.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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  • 8 Peaks, 20,000 acres of terrain.
  • Single or Multi-Day Trips
  • Groups for Multiple Abilities
  • Fun & Safe Environment
  • Light BC Pow!

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