Canada is home to the majority of catboarding operators.  They’re pretty much all located in British Columbia except for a company that runs trips in the Blomidon Mountains in Newfoundland.  There’s roughly around 30 different operators to chose from!  There’s the more well known ones like Baldface, Island Lake, Powder Cowboy, Valhalla etc, but it could be worth checking out some of the smaller operations too, especially if they are newer and prices maybe cheaper.

This writer rode with Big Red Cats last winter and had a blast.  Big Red Cats run out of the wicked Red Mountain Resort which is known for it’s snow and world class tree skiing.  As a new operator (just a few seasons old) they are only just beginning to explore their +18,000 acres of rideable terrain.  A cool thing that BRC does is hold specific “snowboard only” days!  This enables riders to have a traverse free day where the guides will lead you to areas that have consistent fall-line. We went with a mixed (skiers/boarders) group and still had a blast…..especially after doing something like 8 or 9 runs for the day!