Big Red Catskiing Rossland BC Canada

Area Activities

Dining and Nightlife

"Cat-puccino" - (by BRC) the best gathering place for Apre cat skiing, right next to the BRC office, watch photos and videos of your day whilst you eat and enjoy the best fresh food, drink, music, and hanging out with freinds old and new.  Prizes every night for the best powder shot, best crash, and best guest photos and video.   Cat-puccino is also open for breakfast every day - enjoy the best coffee, muffins, or a full Breakfast buffet with the works.

Alpine Grind -my favourie place for latte with extra foam and a muffin.  Great lunches too

Flying Steamshovel- Downtown Rossland Pub, centrally located, good solid food, nightlife, and rooms upstairs as well

Gabriella's - apres-ski and dinner at this fantastic Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in Prestige Inn

Uptown Lounge - lounge at the Prestige with live music on weekends, good food and beer - try the yam fries. 

Idgie's  Restaurante - in Rossland, high quality, healthy meals, especially the seafood.  Will also cater wedding groups

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

Whitewater - We think that a perfect week would be 2 or 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.  A great ski area and 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.

Blackjack cross country skiing - One of the best cross country ski areas in Canada - Skate or classic




Betty Go Hard - our lodge managers, Natasha and Ian Lockey, run a women's adventure business - Rossland community & events

Canada Ski Quest - skier improvement courses with level 4 CSIA instructor Mark Impey

Rossland Secondary School / Red Ski Academy - One of the best high schools in Canada, according to Maclean's magazine, teams up with the most winning ski racing club in Canada, providing a flexible academic schedule and top-notch coaching to produce some of the best ski racers of the future.  Free-skiing stream also available if traditional racing isn't your thing.

Tourism Rossland - a good website including links to the other tourism providers in Rossland.  They also staff the Visitor Info Centre downtown

The JRP - 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, in downtown Rossland


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

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.

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