SNOW CAT ADVENTURES START AT BIG MOUNTAINBackcountry Enthusiasts Find Untracked Snow With Ease
WHITEFISH, MONT. — Remarkable early-season snow conditions at Big Mountain have allowed the popular Snow Cat skiing and snowboarding to move into full operation. Guests may enjoy pristine wilderness and deep powder just outside Big Mountain’s regularly patrolled boundaries. The tours are reserved for strong intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders and are led by a professional backcountry guide from the ski school.
“It’s an easy and affordable way to experience untracked powder beyond the ski area boundary,” said Arrow Anderson, Director of the Big Mountain Ski School. “Powder hounds can take a short cat ride into the wilderness and ski fresh tracks with the safety of a professional guide.”
From a gentle slope to scattered trees on a steep slope, the terrain will hold the interest of the most adventurous skiers and snowboarders. Big Mountain Snow Cat excursions use a unique combination of lift riding and snow cat riding to access the Flower Point area, just outside Big Mountain’s boundary near the new T-Bar 2.
Groups should be able to complete 5-10 runs per day, depending on the speed at which the group as a whole can ski and snowboard. 2000-2001 snowcat rates are based per-person on the number of people in the group. A lift ticket is required in addition to the snow cat ticket.
· 1 person $180 US
· 2 people $90 US per person
· 3+ people $60 US per person
Guests are asked to prepare for changeable weather and bring proper equipment. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. For additional information and reservations, please call Big Mountain’s Guest Services Center at 862-2900.