BACKCOUNTRY CAT SKIING
Welcome to Great Northern Powder Guides – Montana’s ONLY backcountry cat skiing / snowboarding operation.
We operate on over 20,000 acres in the beautiful Stillwater State Forest, a short 20 miles north of Whitefish, Montana. All of our trips are fully guided to provide guests with a safe and unforgettable backcountry experience. We run 7 days a week with the ability to carry up to 14 guests in each snowcat.
Or choose a snowcat THAT FITS YOUR GROUP below AND book online
We custom manufacture our comfy cat cabins right here at Great Northern Cat Cabins. We make innovative fiberglass cabins for cat and heli operations all over North America. They are unlike any other cat cabin you have ever ridden in – light, balanced, quiet, warm and posh. The cats are stocked with beverages and snacks to keep you hydrated and energized. Each cat also has a great sound systems to keep the stoke going all day long!
Our cats are the perfect blend of sexy, safety, speed, versatility & reliability meaning you get more time in the “white room”.
We always have an ever expanding and improving fleet of cats to insure quick turnaround times in the unlikely event of a backcountry breakdown. We primarily run Pisten Bully’s but also have a sweet Bombardier and our famous “Snow Leopard” cat for smaller more intimate groups.
Over 17 Square Miles of Terrain
Great Northern Powder Guides creates a unique skiing experience for our clients by having access to both north and south facing slopes of usable terrain. With Great Northern Powder Guides, our guests have the opportunity to ski up to 14,000′ vertical per day. Trees, burned over areas, cleared open areas, glades, pillows, rocks, chutes… you name it, we’ve got it.
GET STEEP & DEEP
Check out the Great Northern Powder Guides Steep & Deep Cat. This is the opportunity for our more experienced guests to ski more vertical in our furthest and most challenging terrain. We like to keep this Private Powder Cat to 10 guests so we can stay light and fast for quicker laps.
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.- Scott
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