The creation of Great Northern Powder Guides
Retired pro skier Jay Sandelin is behind the creation of Great Northern Powder Guides. "It had been a lifelong dream of mine to launch a backcountry skiing company". When Jay saw that Northwest Montana lacked a premier cat skiing operation, he recognized the opportunity to fulfill his dream right in his own backyard. Great Northern Powder Guides want to share with their clients the uniqueness that Montana's wilderness has to offer. They feel that Montana is unlike any other state in the lower 48 due to its preservation of open wilderness that is accessible to the public and private vendors. The founders wanted to give visitors to the area an easy cost-effective way to access Montana's pristine Stillwater State Forest.
The mission of Great Northern Powder Guides is to provide our clients with a safe, high standards environment to experience backcountry skiing adventures. All of the guides that work with Great Northern Powder Guides are specially trained experienced skiers. Great Northern Powder Guides wants to make sure that the memories that clients create with us will last a lifetime.
Our guest's safety is one of the most important aspects to us at Great Northern Powder Guides. We are committed to keeping all of our guides and operators updated with the latest safety procedures and courses. Each of our guests participates in an avalanche safety session each morning prior to entering the backcountry. With experienced guides and the use of our safety knowledge and equipment we can guarantee a safe and unforgettable backcountry skiing experience.