I went out with PCCats two years ago and had a blast. Very professional operation, the guides were great and seemed to know what they were doing. They do a "Test" run on a fairly open flat section of the mountain to test your ability. From there they decide where to go ski. After that it's how fast you ski will determine how many runs you get in.
Here are my suggestions:
1. Sign up for the Heli-Cat combo. If the weather doesn't cooperate with the Heli, you still go Cat skiing. You get a few more runs in, plus you don't have the 45 min. Cat ride to the top. Plus it's not much more $$
2. Bring a backpack with water, food, clothes, Advil, sun screen, etc. They have water for between runs, but if you're hungry or thirsty on the ride up you're on your own.
3. Meet PCCATS at the hotel and then drive yourself to the "Lodge". that why you can bring what you want with you.
Originally Posted by Treewell
RULE # 1..USE POWDER CORDS OR STRAPS so you don't lose a ski or spend hours digging for one..I would think the operator would make that mandatory... at least I would.
4. Several people brought their own skis and used them only on a few runs before going back to the fatties PCCAT's had. I didn't ask why they changed to the fatter skis. PCCATS allowed they to take their own skis plus PCCats skis which I though was very accommodating.
BTW - PCCAT's skis didn't have straps or cords.
Have a blast you lucky dog!