We skied with Jay and Ky and the crew for 2 days and had a riot; they tried to make it special and fun and they succeeded. The length of the cat rides was typical to others that I have done in BC—a longer one to start with the best vertical accomplished late morning and afternoon. The lunch experience in the yurt was probably the most unique that I have seen in the about a dozen different cat operators. We stayed at their lodge and it really worked out great—it is very convenient to the base where you start each day and close to Whitefish too for going to dinner. Also, it is a neat location tucked into the woods with a mountain feel. We had 2 newbies in the our group and the degree of difficulty of skiing was not too much for them; I would be very interested in trying their Steep and Depp option someday. Their operation is quite developed for existing for a relatively brief period and I expect it to improve significantly going forward too. All in all I would recommend the GNPG for a great cat ski experience.
We had a fantastic time with the GNPG crew, and certainly can't wait to do it again! Martha went the extra mile to find us great snow, and both Lisa's surely enjoyed the cat-ride-dance-partys! The whole staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming, from riding up front in the cat, to the fantastic lunch at the yurt, they certainly know how to entertain!
GNPG is a top notch operation! Excellent operators and guides that have an amazing abundance of terrain to take you to! I can't think of a better way to get out and truly appreciate the beauty that is Northern Montana. They WILL find the best snow available for their guests. I cannot wait to go back and make is a tradition for the whole family as the kids get bigger! I highly recommend that anyone that has an opportunity to spend even one day with them to get up there and take it and if you are already in Whitefish you have no excuse not to!
I can’t say enough to thank you guys for an amazing day. Ky was a pleasure to deal with and set everything up perfectly and then Clay, Lisa, Lisa and Jeff really took excellent care of us. We were late getting everyone in our group ready to go, but the team’s excellent work still got us well over ten runs and about as much vertical as we could handle. Even with weeks of no snow Clay managed to find us lots of powder and lots of amazing terrain. The cats are large and comfortable, the meal in the yurt was perfect and you are all just obviously in love with what you do. We will be back next year for sure!!!
We had a fantastic experience with GNPG! Ky and Jay are just the best. Their operation is professionally run and the crew of the cat is experienced and extremely funny; we had a BLAST! The terrain is just beautiful with plenty of challenges for every level of skier/snowboarder, and despite Mother Nature not always playing along, the guides seem to be able to find fresh powder no matter what. Food was great, and the beer at the end was a nice finishing touch! We had a great time and will certainly be riding with you again. Thanks again!
If you are looking for a great experience in back country skiing I have only four words for you: Great Northern Powder Guides! What an amazing company and personnel tucked away in northwest Montana! Not only is the skiing superb and the terrain breath taking but the service is over the top. Everyone sees to it that your time there will be the best and you will leave as a friend. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a great skiing experience....but I will warn you...you will come away with something far greater than just the skiing. No matter where you come from, you will feel you are home.
If you've not yet gotten the chance to have an epic backcountry powder day, in your own backyard I might add, get with the awesome crew here! They will take you out for a great day of freshies!! Cheers
Jay & Ky, What a great experience I had with Great Northern Powder Guides...From Booking, to Accommodations and most important, the terrain! I have skied with over seven different cat operations between BC and the US over the last 14 years and I must say that Great Northern is of the best of them. Not to mention, with no new snow for two weeks and your Guides were still able to find us plenty of POW...Steep and Deep! One of the best days I ever had cat skiing. Thank you so much! And...thanks for the use of the bibs! Cant wait to visit again...hopefully next week!
I had one of the best days of my life skiing deep pow with Great Northern powder guides. Great tree lines, friendly staff and guides and safety was paramount. The runs had amazing variety, nice smooth fall lines or fun humps, bumps and pillows if you like to catch air like me. I can wait until next time, I hope to see ya next year.
We had the best day skiing yesterday! We took the steep and deep cat with 10 of us. The guides took us to some amazing spots, fun cliffs, and awesome powder fields. Can wait to do it again soon!!
Thank you Great Northern Powder Guides!. WOW! My son's and I were all very surprised with how our expectations were WAY exceeded! I can honestly say it was one of the best days we have all ever had together. From the incredible terrain, the amazing snow, the delicious lunches (thank you Martha!), Tarn's expertise in handling that gorgeous snowcat (by the way, we've done lots of cat skiing, your cabin is the best we've every rode in) , and your tail guides..Evan's and Dayne's humor…. The day could not of been better. I have always been somewhat intimidated to ski in trees, and yours were perfect to challenge me and still boost my confidence. Thank you so much. We WILL be back!
I have been on 3 other cat skiing trips in my lifetime. I have to say, Great Northern Powder Guides has them all beat. Smokin fast cats that took me to incredible terrain! You have it all, open bowls, trees, and deep deep powder. The skiing was nothing short of amazing. You have found a corner of the world that is very special. Your operation was smooth, professional, and so very personable. All your staff from the lead guides, to the tail guides, to the operators… the best! Thank you so very much for a day I will never forget. And please, don't tell many people about this! We have to keep it a secret!
Hey Jay, I just wanted to thank you for the UNBELIEVABLE trip!… After the first day of skiing in your terrain It took me hours to whipe the perma-grin off my face. The snow was light, the terrain was versatile, and your guides inspired confidence on every run. Day two was even more amazing. I can't wait to get back there next season. Everything from the accommodations to the gourmet lunches was first class. You guys have an amazing operation there and the terrain can't be beat. Hope to see you soon.