Mt. Kirkup Cat Ski

IT'S BACK! Every Saturday and Sunday once snow depths allow, hitch a ride from the summit of Grey Mountain in our snowcat, nicknamed the Trip Wagon, to the top of adjacent Mount Kirkup. You and 12 other guests will savour powder shredding with an incredible 2,054 foot vertical drop (626 meters) on runs that take you back to the Grey Chairlift, or even further down to the Topping Creek Chair! No avalanche gear required or guide needed. Hop back on the chair and do it all over again. Your legs will need the rest!

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Mt Kirkup Cat Ski is currently not running. It will be operational once snow depths allow.

We Love To Hear It Purrr...

The Trip Wagon is back as the perfect opportunity for the advanced skier/rider to experience pay-per-run cat skiing!

Even hardcore office “dog persons” love cat skiing. Who wouldn’t? Hop in our Pisten Bully 200 snowcat’s spacious cabin and zig-zag your way up the flanks of rugged Mt. Kirkup. Fun, right? But the ride up is nothing compared to the whooping, laughing, tears-of-joy ride down as you fully immerse yourself in the powder that made us famous. All starting at just fifteen bucks a run with no reservations required.

The Mt Kirkup Cat operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm, weather permitting.

Pick up your pre-purchased Mt Kirkup Cat Ski Tickets at the RED Base Lodge Ticket Windows or Guest Services.

23/24 Winter Pricing

The Mt Kirkup Cat is currently not running. It will be operational once snow depths allow. Tickets are valid all season until Apr 7, 2024. There are no refunds on unused Kirkup Cat Tickets. 

$15/ride 6-pack of Mt Kirkup Cat Tickets
Buy online or at the RED Base Lodge Ticket Windows, and hand it to the cat driver at the pickup location. Grab a 6-pack of tickets giving you (and any lucky friends with you) access to the cat for just $15/ride
$90
Single Mt Kirkup Cat Ticket
Buy online or at the RED Base Lodge Ticket Windows, and hand it to the cat driver at the pickup location.
$20/ride
Cash in-person
Pay the driver at the cat pickup location
$20/ride

Mt. Kirkup Trail Map

Mt. Kirkup FAQ

When does the Mt. Kirkup Cat operate?

The Mt Kirkup Cat operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Operations generally start around mid-January, conditions permitting. Please know there are no refunds for unused Kirkup Cat tickets. 

What is the terrain like & what ability level is required?

The terrain in the Mt. Kirkup area provides our guests with open runs, tree skiing and rolling advanced terrain. Skiers and snowboarders should be able to make strong carving turns on all blue and black ungroomed runs. All riders should be capable of short turns, adapting to varied terrain including off-piste trees, powder and more complex terrain. All riders must also be able to shout to their friends, like, five times per run, “Dude! Did you see me?!”

How many cats do you operate per day?

We operate one cat per day which will make approximately 6-8 trips per day. Directions for pick up are available in our Cat Skiing brochure. Services provided include ski patrol, avalanche control, end of the day sweeping inbounds and out-of-bounds signage and route mapping.

How much vertical should I expect in a day?

RED Mountain Resort offers 2,919 ft. of vertical. The Mt. Kirkup Cat provides access to approximately 2,054 ft. of vertical over nearly 200 acres of gladed tree skiing, inclusive of an additional three newly cut runs on the south side of Mt. Kirkup.

How do I make a reservation?

No reservations required for the cat ski. Simply purchase your ticket at The Base Lodge or ski up to the snow cat and purchase a ticket (cash only) from the attendant who will ensure you have all the information you need and prepare you for your Cat Skiing trip up Mt. Kirkup. Remember those big, red “EASY” buttons? Let’s just say we were inspired...

Is there a Mt. Kirkup Trail Map?

Yes. The Mt. Kirkup trail map is the map shown above. A Mt. Kirkup Trail Map will be available at our Guest Services desk or from the attendant on the Cat.

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