Big Red Catskiing Rossland BC Canada

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). 
We do not have any glaciated terrain or any terrain that we would call true alpine terrain  (If you are looking for this alpine terrain it would be better to go skiing with one of the big heli-skiing operations in the spring). However we do have some of the best glade skiing in the world. We believe that this type of skiing is the most rewarding because the snow quality is always better as the snow quality is far less effected by wind and sun. Also it means that we can often ski steeper lines allows us to play with terrain features. Once people have tried this type of powder skiing/riding there is no going back....

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!

View of Red Mountain from Big Red Catskiing

This type of Glade skiing is our bread and butter terrain - we can ski it anytime in any condition.Niice tree skiing yes

This is typical of the tree skiing that we can do.

Nice tree skiing ok

This is a run called baywindow - still some trees but pretty openreally nice tracks down baywindown

 This is a run called BergFuhrers

nice tracks down bbberrrg

 This is part of the Bermuda areabermuda terrain


nice trident light


tracks from a dist down plutonic

Some Intermediate terrain

int terrain


nice raven south


Nice top of mackie paths

Neptune Bowl at Big Red Cats

Hard to see from the angle - but this is really steep skiing - top parts of the photo are 45 degrees.

Powder Skiing in the Plutonic Bowl at Big Red Cats


For more information on our terrain, check out the pictures and descriptions for each skill level: