Our goal at Big Red Cats is to give our guests as much knowledge as they need to have a safe time in the backcountry. Whether you are a seasoned skier or a 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!
Helicopter and snowcat skiing, snowboarding, and other activities that take place in wilderness areas, involve the risk of injury. The information contained in the Safety & Risk Awareness section of this website is intended to inform you of the risks, dangers and hazards you may encounter while helicopter or snowcat skiing or snowboarding, and to help you stay safe while enjoying these activities.
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We provide each guest with a pack including a probe and a shovel, as well as a transceiver and a radio. There are also a limited number of avalanche bags available for rent should you want that extra piece of mind.
Each group has a professionally trained lead guide and tail guide, and more often than not, a third guide/photographer or practicum guide.