Mt. Kirkup Cat Ski

From the summit of Grey Mountain, you can now hitch a ride in our snowcat to the top of adjacent Mount Kirkup. You and 12 other guests will savour powder skiing with an incredible 2,054 foot vertical drop (626 meters) on runs that take you back to the Grey Chairlift! We’re the only ski resort in Canada offering this type of cat skiing experience. No avalanche gear required or guide needed! Shred back down to the bottom of the Grey Chair or even further down to the Topping Creek Chair! Hop back on the chair and do it all over again. Your legs will need the rest!

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A perfect opportunity for the advanced skier/rider to experience cat skiing for just $10 per run!

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 this for a paltry ten bucks a run with no reservations required.

Cost for one ride ticket: $10 CAD/person (incl. tax)
Hours: 10am-2pm daily, weather permitting

Mt. Kirkup Trail Map

Mt. Kirkup FAQ

Is the Mt. Kirkup cat running every day?

Weather permitting, the cat will be operating from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm daily and Holidays.

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 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 feet of vertical. The Mt. Kirkup Cat provides access to approximately 1,600 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 $10/ride. Simply 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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