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BIG RED CATS

COVID / PRE-TRIP 

 2022

 

I CONFIRM that I have uploaded/emailed proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test 

I Agree

I CONFIRM that I do NOT have any of the following:

  1. Fever or chill
  2. Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  3. Cough
  4. Sore throat, trouble swallowing
  5. Runny nose/stuffy nose or nasal congestion
  6. Decrease or loss of smell or taste
  7. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  8. Extreme tiredness, sore muscles, generally not feeling well
  9. Positive COVID test within the last 14 days

I Agree

If you have any of the above symptoms or develop any prior to cat skiing, we will happily provide you with a credit to ski with us another time. The safety of our guests and team is our highest priority.  Please email us at ski@bigredcatskiing.com or call us at 250-362-2271 if you have any symptoms to discuss. 

 

COVID19 RULES FOR INSIDE THE SNOWCAT.  I AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

  1. I will keep my face-mask on at all times inside the snowcat or when physical distancing is not possible. Masks not required when skis are on
    I Agree
  2. I will sit in the same seat all day if possible (unless you have a private cat, or private cat section)
    I Agree
     
  3. I will not eat inside the snowcat
    I Agree
  4. I will try to maintain a 2 meter distance when outside the snowcat 
    I Agree
  5. The guides will unload the snowcat - I will stand back and give them room whilst they are doing this.   
    I Agree
  6. The guides will load the snowcat - place your skis behind the snowcat, and your poles on top of the ski strap, then move away, or get into the snowcat
    I Agree

BRC 10 commandments:  I confirm that:

  1. I will always stop above the guide
    I Agree
  2. I will ski one at a time in avalanche terrain (guide recommended spacing) 
    I Agree
  3. I will not stop in an avalanche path (instead I will move off to the side into thick trees if I need a rest) 
    I Agree
  4. I will spot the person skiing in avalanche terrain - (If I am in a place to view the slope) 
    I Agree
  5. I will follow the guide’s instructions and if I am unsure I will ask for clarification. 
    I Agree
  6. I will pre-plan an escape route in avalanche terrain 
    I Agree
  7. I will always ski with a buddy in trees and glades. I will let my guides know right away if I lose my buddy) 
    I Agree
  8. I will not ski a convex slope/roll if anyone is directly below it
    I Agree
  9. I will always keep the lead guide’s tracks in sight 
    I Agree
  10. If I am getting lost, I will stop stop, listen, make noise, and call on the radio 
    I Agree

If I hear the guide on the radio - say "STOP, STOP, STOP" I will immediately stop and go now further.

I Agree

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First Guests Name

First Name*

Last Name*
First Guests Date of Birth*
I certify that I am 19 years of age or older
First Guests Information

ONLINE HAZARD BRIEFING:

This course gives essential information about how to help reduce risk and be more prepared. The guide team will still provide a hands-on safety briefing with the equipment we provide (pack, probe, shovel and transceiver) upon arrival at the staging area.

If you haven't completed this please do so now: https://forms.gle/ugp21uTPdGHkuXkZ6

Online hazard briefing:*
I HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THIS
I will do this now.
I have already been out with BRC in 2021 or 2022 and have previously done this online briefing.
I plan to make the rest of my group suffer in the cold and miss out on at least 1 run - whilst this briefing is done out in the cold in person.



FACE MASKS (REQUIRED):

The face mask(s) that you bring should have the following attributes:

  1. Be made of at least 2 layers of tightly-woven material (such as cotton or linen)
  2. Adjustable nose rest to fit around the nose to stop gaps
  3. Allow for easy breathing
  4. Fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops
  5. Maintain their shape
  6. Be changed as soon as possible if damp or dirty
  7. Be comfortable and not require frequent adjustment. 
  8. Be large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose and mouth without gaping
  9. one-layer buffs are not a sufficient mask



POWDER SKIS/SNOWBOARDS 

Powder skis and boards make a huge difference for the quality of your day.    *Please bring skis at the very least 95mm underfoot, but preferably between 106-114mm underfoot. 

My plan for powder skis/board is as follows:*
I would like to rent skis/a board from BRC and will fill out the online order form ASAP
I have already organized my rentals with BRC - I understand that the guides will bring these skis to me up to the staging area.
I HAVE MY OWN POWDER SKIS/BOARD - I WILL BRING THEM WITH ME.

ALCHOHOL AND DRUGS: 

At BRC we have a 100% strict no drugs or alcohol rule. If you drink alcohol, smoke weed, or take any other recreational drugs, we will not allow you to ski for the rest of the day. Even though alcohol and weed are both legal in BC they impair judgement thereby increasing the risks to you, other guests and our team.      

The only exception to this rule, is if people bring a beer to enjoy after the last run of the day.

I understand that I will not be able to ski for the rest of the day if I drink alcohol, smoke weed, and or take any other recreational drugs*
I agree

AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER INTERFERENCE  - CELL PHONES, ELECTRONIC DEVICES, AND MAGNETS ETC.

  1. All electronic devices should be kept at least 20cm away from your transceiver when you are in send mode, and 50cm away when you are in search mode.
  2. Chest-mounted GoPros are prohibited. Helmet-mounted and selfie sticks are OK.
  3. Using WIFI or BLUETOOTH  to pair a cameras (including GoPros)  with a phone is prohibited during the cat skiing day.  
  4. Drones are OK, but please confirm with your guide before flying as we don't want to slow the group down in some cases.  

Please SELECT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT YOU MAY HAVE *
CELL PHONES - best to be off - but if you need to take photos please be in Airplane Mode
GoPro - Turn OFF if you need to search, as your transceiver may be confused by the weak signal coming from the GoPro
HEATED GLOVES & or BOOTS - turn off or pull the plug, if you need to search as you may not get an accurate reading with them on.
METAL OBJECTS - please don't bring these
MAGNETS - a few jackets have magnetic buttons - these have been reported to accidently turn a transceiver off - DO NOT BRING THESE
CAMERAS - please turn off while skiing
WIFI or BLUETOOTH - many devices have WIFI connectivity with smart phones. Please make sure that WIFI and Bluetooth are disabled.
I have no electronic devices, magnets, or metal

TRANSPORT TO THE STAGING AREA:

This year with COVID19 we are STRONGLY encouraging people to self drive.   With COVID19 there is additional cleaning that the guides need to do each day - so you will be ALSO delayed at the end of the day by 10-15 minutes while the guides clean.  

PLEASE TRY TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE YOU OWN WAY TO THE STAGING AREA.


Please note:

  1. You need to be at the BRC staging area at 8.30am
  2. Allow at the least 25 minutes to drive from the base of Red to the BRC staging area  - allow 35 minutes if lots of fresh new snow.
  3. The staging area is 24km north of the base of the Red Mountain ski hill driving north on highway 3B  
  4. Look for the Red Big Red Cats sign on the driver's right side of highway 3B
  5. If you have reached the intersection of highway 3 - you have gone 450 m too far, turn around and drive back 450m
  6. You need to allow at least 30 minutes if driving from Rossland BC.
  7. If you are driving from Nelson it is best to drive via highway 3- refer to our driving instructions PDF

My plan for getting to the staging area is:*
I will self drive, or get a ride with another person going cat skiing - I will see the team at 8.30am at the staging Area.
I have booked the shuttle - I will be out the front of the BRC Office/Red Shutter Inn at 7.55am on my cat skiing days.

EQUIPMENT TO BRING:   

FACE-MASKS AND A PERSONAL WATER BOTTLE ARE ESSENTAIL!

Please bring all of the following, as we highly recommend it:
2 or more FACE-MASKS
Spare pair of GOGGLES - at least 2 in total
Water bottle
A spare pair of gloves
a pair of sunglasses if you like
A couple of goggle bags or microfibre cleaning cloths to clean googles if they get fogged.
An extra jacket or layer - we will be keeping all the cat windows open most day to allow more airflow with COVID19
A couple of zip-loc bags to carry face-masks between runs, and once they get to damp to use anymore.
Toilet paper

AVALANCHE SAFETY GEAR:

  1. We provide a backpack, shovel, probe, radio, and Mammut Barryvox transceiver to every guest. Your guides will bring all this gear to the BRC staging area. 
  2. We do not provide avalanche airbags.   But we do rent a few of these for C$45 per day - they are limited and must be booked in advance
  3. You are welcome to bring your own backpack, probe, and shovel as long your gear is up to standard (ie no plastic shovels, short probes etc.)  Please show this gear to your guide to review.
  4. We STRONGLY advise that you use our BRC transceivers.   You are welcome to bring your own, but will be subject to inspection from the guide. 
  5. Transceiver must be worn on you abdomen/torso only. 
  6. All gear must be returned the guide at the end of the day.


YOUR AVALANCHE & FIRST AID EXPERIENCE

Please tell us something about your avalanche experience. Check boxes that are relevant.
I have never been cat skiing before & have no formal avalanche training.
I have done lots of back-country ski touring, and have practiced a lot with avi tools
I have been catskiing many times
I have completed an AST course
I am or have been an avalanche professional ie ski patroller, ski guide, hwy's control
Please tell us something about your first aid & medical experience (select options below)
I have no experience or training
I have an expired first aid certification
I have a current 40 hour first aid certification
I have a current 80 hour first aid certification and some experience.
I have first aid experience as a ski patroller or para-medic
I am a doctor or Nurse & and have some experience in emergency medicine
I am a doctor - but in a field that I have almost no experience with first aid, or emergency medicine

BREAKFAST 

You will need to eat breakfast early and there are limited places in town that are open early enough. We highly recommend Rossberry Hill which is located right next door to the BRC Office (opens at 7am).


SOUVENIRS

YES! Cause if you didn't bring home the t-shirt it didn't happen right?  

The BRC office is open until 5:30pm. If you don't catch us at the end of the day, we re-open at 7:30am

First Guests Signature*
Parent or Guardian's Email Address

Email*

Confirm Email*
Check to receive information, news, and discounts by e-mail.
Parent(s) or court-appointed legal guardian(s) must sign for any participating minor (those under 19 years of age) and agree that they and the minor are subject to all the terms of this document, as set forth above.
Parent or Guardian's Name

First Name*

Last Name*

Relationship*
Parent or Guardian's Date of Birth*
I certify that I am 19 years of age or older
Parent or Guardian's Information

ONLINE HAZARD BRIEFING:

This course gives essential information about how to help reduce risk and be more prepared. The guide team will still provide a hands-on safety briefing with the equipment we provide (pack, probe, shovel and transceiver) upon arrival at the staging area.

If you haven't completed this please do so now: https://forms.gle/ugp21uTPdGHkuXkZ6

Online hazard briefing:*
I HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THIS
I will do this now.
I have already been out with BRC in 2021 or 2022 and have previously done this online briefing.
I plan to make the rest of my group suffer in the cold and miss out on at least 1 run - whilst this briefing is done out in the cold in person.



FACE MASKS (REQUIRED):

The face mask(s) that you bring should have the following attributes:

  1. Be made of at least 2 layers of tightly-woven material (such as cotton or linen)
  2. Adjustable nose rest to fit around the nose to stop gaps
  3. Allow for easy breathing
  4. Fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops
  5. Maintain their shape
  6. Be changed as soon as possible if damp or dirty
  7. Be comfortable and not require frequent adjustment. 
  8. Be large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose and mouth without gaping
  9. one-layer buffs are not a sufficient mask



POWDER SKIS/SNOWBOARDS 

Powder skis and boards make a huge difference for the quality of your day.    *Please bring skis at the very least 95mm underfoot, but preferably between 106-114mm underfoot. 

My plan for powder skis/board is as follows:*
I would like to rent skis/a board from BRC and will fill out the online order form ASAP
I have already organized my rentals with BRC - I understand that the guides will bring these skis to me up to the staging area.
I HAVE MY OWN POWDER SKIS/BOARD - I WILL BRING THEM WITH ME.

ALCHOHOL AND DRUGS: 

At BRC we have a 100% strict no drugs or alcohol rule. If you drink alcohol, smoke weed, or take any other recreational drugs, we will not allow you to ski for the rest of the day. Even though alcohol and weed are both legal in BC they impair judgement thereby increasing the risks to you, other guests and our team.      

The only exception to this rule, is if people bring a beer to enjoy after the last run of the day.

I understand that I will not be able to ski for the rest of the day if I drink alcohol, smoke weed, and or take any other recreational drugs*
I agree

AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER INTERFERENCE  - CELL PHONES, ELECTRONIC DEVICES, AND MAGNETS ETC.

  1. All electronic devices should be kept at least 20cm away from your transceiver when you are in send mode, and 50cm away when you are in search mode.
  2. Chest-mounted GoPros are prohibited. Helmet-mounted and selfie sticks are OK.
  3. Using WIFI or BLUETOOTH  to pair a cameras (including GoPros)  with a phone is prohibited during the cat skiing day.  
  4. Drones are OK, but please confirm with your guide before flying as we don't want to slow the group down in some cases.  

Please SELECT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT YOU MAY HAVE *
CELL PHONES - best to be off - but if you need to take photos please be in Airplane Mode
GoPro - Turn OFF if you need to search, as your transceiver may be confused by the weak signal coming from the GoPro
HEATED GLOVES & or BOOTS - turn off or pull the plug, if you need to search as you may not get an accurate reading with them on.
METAL OBJECTS - please don't bring these
MAGNETS - a few jackets have magnetic buttons - these have been reported to accidently turn a transceiver off - DO NOT BRING THESE
CAMERAS - please turn off while skiing
WIFI or BLUETOOTH - many devices have WIFI connectivity with smart phones. Please make sure that WIFI and Bluetooth are disabled.
I have no electronic devices, magnets, or metal

TRANSPORT TO THE STAGING AREA:

This year with COVID19 we are STRONGLY encouraging people to self drive.   With COVID19 there is additional cleaning that the guides need to do each day - so you will be ALSO delayed at the end of the day by 10-15 minutes while the guides clean.  

PLEASE TRY TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE YOU OWN WAY TO THE STAGING AREA.


Please note:

  1. You need to be at the BRC staging area at 8.30am
  2. Allow at the least 25 minutes to drive from the base of Red to the BRC staging area  - allow 35 minutes if lots of fresh new snow.
  3. The staging area is 24km north of the base of the Red Mountain ski hill driving north on highway 3B  
  4. Look for the Red Big Red Cats sign on the driver's right side of highway 3B
  5. If you have reached the intersection of highway 3 - you have gone 450 m too far, turn around and drive back 450m
  6. You need to allow at least 30 minutes if driving from Rossland BC.
  7. If you are driving from Nelson it is best to drive via highway 3- refer to our driving instructions PDF

My plan for getting to the staging area is:*
I will self drive, or get a ride with another person going cat skiing - I will see the team at 8.30am at the staging Area.
I have booked the shuttle - I will be out the front of the BRC Office/Red Shutter Inn at 7.55am on my cat skiing days.

EQUIPMENT TO BRING:   

FACE-MASKS AND A PERSONAL WATER BOTTLE ARE ESSENTAIL!

Please bring all of the following, as we highly recommend it:
2 or more FACE-MASKS
Spare pair of GOGGLES - at least 2 in total
Water bottle
A spare pair of gloves
a pair of sunglasses if you like
A couple of goggle bags or microfibre cleaning cloths to clean googles if they get fogged.
An extra jacket or layer - we will be keeping all the cat windows open most day to allow more airflow with COVID19
A couple of zip-loc bags to carry face-masks between runs, and once they get to damp to use anymore.
Toilet paper

AVALANCHE SAFETY GEAR:

  1. We provide a backpack, shovel, probe, radio, and Mammut Barryvox transceiver to every guest. Your guides will bring all this gear to the BRC staging area. 
  2. We do not provide avalanche airbags.   But we do rent a few of these for C$45 per day - they are limited and must be booked in advance
  3. You are welcome to bring your own backpack, probe, and shovel as long your gear is up to standard (ie no plastic shovels, short probes etc.)  Please show this gear to your guide to review.
  4. We STRONGLY advise that you use our BRC transceivers.   You are welcome to bring your own, but will be subject to inspection from the guide. 
  5. Transceiver must be worn on you abdomen/torso only. 
  6. All gear must be returned the guide at the end of the day.


YOUR AVALANCHE & FIRST AID EXPERIENCE

Please tell us something about your avalanche experience. Check boxes that are relevant.
I have never been cat skiing before & have no formal avalanche training.
I have done lots of back-country ski touring, and have practiced a lot with avi tools
I have been catskiing many times
I have completed an AST course
I am or have been an avalanche professional ie ski patroller, ski guide, hwy's control
Please tell us something about your first aid & medical experience (select options below)
I have no experience or training
I have an expired first aid certification
I have a current 40 hour first aid certification
I have a current 80 hour first aid certification and some experience.
I have first aid experience as a ski patroller or para-medic
I am a doctor or Nurse & and have some experience in emergency medicine
I am a doctor - but in a field that I have almost no experience with first aid, or emergency medicine

BREAKFAST 

You will need to eat breakfast early and there are limited places in town that are open early enough. We highly recommend Rossberry Hill which is located right next door to the BRC Office (opens at 7am).


SOUVENIRS

YES! Cause if you didn't bring home the t-shirt it didn't happen right?  

The BRC office is open until 5:30pm. If you don't catch us at the end of the day, we re-open at 7:30am

Parent or Guardian's Signature*
Electronic Signature Consent*
By checking here, you are consenting to the use of your electronic signature in lieu of an original signature on paper. You have the right to request that you sign a paper copy instead. By checking here, you are waiving that right. After consent, you may, upon written request to us, obtain a paper copy of an electronic record. No fee will be charged for such copy and no special hardware or software is required to view it. Your agreement to use an electronic signature with us for any documents will continue until such time as you notify us in writing that you no longer wish to use an electronic signature. There is no penalty for withdrawing your consent. You should always make sure that we have a current email address in order to contact you regarding any changes, if necessary.


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