Plan a Trip
CAT SKIING/SNOWBOARDING RATES
A full day of cat skiing, with breakfast and lunch for singles or groups.
If you have 9+ guests, a Private Cat may be better for your group.
A full day of cat skiing, breakfast and lunch included for groups up to 14*.
*price is for 12 but can add up to 2 more guests for an extra charge
STEEP & DEEP
Up to 12* guests get quicker laps and dibs on our newly added terrain.
*price is for 10 but can add up to 2 more guests for an extra charge
PREPARING FOR YOUR ADVENTURE
Cat skiing/boarding is a strenuous endeavor, so you should be as physically fit as you can be. Great Northern Powder Guides is located at a relatively low elevation, which is a very big advantage for your acclimation.
YOU NEED TO BE A COMPETENT ALL MOUNTAIN SKIER/RIDER, RECOGNIZING THAT ALL OF OUR TERRAIN IS UNGROOMED, OFF-PISTE AND THAT OUR GOAL IS TO GET YOU IN THE DEEPEST UNTRACKED POWDER AVAILABLE
We recommend bringing skis that are at least 98mm under foot, preferably with some rocker. Snowboards also need to have rocker in them as this promotes a proper float in the powder.
We offer a full line of powder skis for rent at $40 per day. We have a limited number of powder snowboards for rent as well, so please let us know in advance if you need to rent one.
Call for details!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Arrive at Base Camp at 8:00am
Light breakfast, ski rental fitting if renting, guide and group meet & greet, avalanche beacon assignment. We have a large and comfortable locker room for you to change in and safely store your personal belongings for the day.
Cats depart by 8:45am
Midway up to your first zone, your group will stop for avalanche beacon hands on training.
You will work your way up our zones to a hot tasty lunch at our Yurt or hook up with our brand new roving TacoCat!
Return to Base Camp around 5:00pm
Return time can vary depending upon snow conditions, group ability, etc.
WHAT TO BRING
Aside from your usual backcountry ski/snowboard gear and clothing, you can bring a small pack onboard with items like:
• extra gloves
• extra beanie
• backup goggles
• personal snacks
We supply each cat with hot and cold water, tea, lemonade, and a variety of snacks.
Be sure to bring an iPod or phone for music in the cat!
NOTE: Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to bring a 2nd pair of skis or 2nd board due to space limitations.
LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST
This radar map will help you know what to expect on your Montana backcountry cat skiing/snowboarding adventure.
Images from www.wrh.noaa.gov/mso/