Great Northern Powder Guides

Great Northern Powder Guides Cat Skiing
Great Northern Powder Guides Snowcat
Great Northern Powder Guides....photo by Abby Stanford
Great Northern Powder Guides....photo by Abby Stanford
The terrain has some interesting features
There are plenty of rocks to leap off - air is not mandatory!
Great Northern Powder Guides....photo by Abby Stanford
Great Northern Powder Guides....photo by Abby Stanford
Great Northern Powder Guides....photo by Abby Stanford
Pip after launching off the cliff
A lot of the terrain is very open
One of the guides "scoping" out a landing!
Great Northern Powder Guides Cat Skiing Montana
Great Northern Powder Guides....photo by Abby Stanford
Sway the bobcat mascot....photo by Abby Stanford
Nat Segal launching it off one of many features
Great Northern Powder Guides....photo by Abby Stanford
Great Northern Powder Guides....photo by Abby Stanford
Great Northern Powder Guides....photo by Abby Stanford
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Great Northern Powder Guides Cat Skiing Montana Great Northern Powder Guides provide epic cat skiing and snowboarding adventures. This Montana cat skiing outfit near Whitefish is pretty fun. It’s located in a beautiful wilderness area, and it’s a great complementary activity for those on a Whitefish ski vacation.

There are lots of terms and phrases that can get a powder hound drooling: freshies; face shots; visit the powder room; hang out in the white room; eat some pow. These conjure up delicious thoughts of skiing or snowboarding fresh powder. Unfortunately the fresh tracks that powder hounds crave can be hard to find at ski resorts, but get out cat skiing with Great Northern Powder Guides and you’ll probably experience freshies galore, which will undoubtedly satisfy any craving!


Where is Great Northern Powder Guides Located? Great Northern Powder Guides is situated in the northern region of the Stillwater State Forest in northwest Montana near Glacier National Park. The base lodge is located on Highway 93 about 20 miles (25 minutes) north of the town of Whitefish, which is near Whitefish Mountain Resort. The base area is only 35 miles south of the Canadian border.

If you don’t have your own wheels, transportation can be provided between Whitefish (or Whitefish Ski Resort) and the cat skiing base lodge.

Don’t confuse Great Northern Powder Guides (in Montana USA) with Great Northern Snowcat Skiing near Trout Lake BC.

Cat Skiing Packages The Standard Package is a day of cat skiing. The includes the guided cat skiing, breakfast, lunch, and plenty of powder turns. 

The “Steep and Deep” package is a separate snowcat for those who want to go at it harder and get more challenge and more vertical.

The shuttle between Whitefish and Great Northern Powder Guides costs $15 per person, or it’s free if you book your accommodation at the GNPG getaway. For a small additional fee GNPG rent out fat skis.


Lodging  Great Northern Powder Guides have an amazing log lodge that provides the perfect getaway. This luxury vacation home sleeps up to 14 guests and is situated on a private 70 acre property that’s just a little north of Whitefish. And don’t worry; you won’t need to sleep with the GNPG mascot, Sway the bobcat!

GNPG have a backcountry yurt that makes a great base for your cat skiing adventure and provides “glamping style” luxury.

Otherwise it's pretty easy to organise your own Whitefish lodging.

Cat Skiing Terrain Great Northern Powder Guides have a reasonably large playground of 11,354 acres. It’s set to expand further in the future, and with 7.8 metres of snowfall per season there are plenty of opportunities to revel in the powder. The terrain is below the treeline and includes mellow cleared areas, nicely spaced trees, super steeps, rocks to pop off, little pillows, and some cliffs. There’s wondrous variety and features; it’s like one big backcountry terrain park!

Depending on the ability and speed of the group, a standard snowcat skiing day typically includes 8 to 10 runs and 8,000 to 10,000 vertical feet of skiing bliss. The steep and deep package typically covers 12,000 vertical feet per day.

The cat skiing can cater to very strong intermediate riders but is particularly well suited to advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders.

More Reasons to Cat Ski with Great Northern Powder Guides Skiing and riding at Whitefish Mountain Resort is pretty damn good, but to really top off your ski vacation, go cat skiing for a day or more. If you’re in the vicinity of NW Montana, cat skiing should definitely be on your bucket list. Awesome tree skiing and delightful Montana pow – you’ll be smiling so much that your cheeks will hurt.

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