Guided backcountry skiing near Whitefish
Great Northern Powder Guides is the only cat skiing company in Northwest Montana, located 20 miles north of Whitefish on Highway 93. Guests have the opportunity to ski 10,000-12,000 vertical feet per day or 14,000 vertical feet per day in the new “steep and deep” cat. Terrain includes trees, burned over areas, cleared open areas, glades, pillows and chutes. Visit online at www.greatnorthernpowderguides.com.
Glacier Adventure Guides out of Columbia Falls leads backcountry ski tours in the solitude of Glacier National Park. Skiers will tour the windswept heights around Maria Pass, which is home to thousands of acres of lightly gladed alpine meadows and Glacier’s impressive front range. Visit online at www.glacieradventureguides.com.
The Izaak Walton Inn at Essex offers guided backcountry tours near Glacier National Park. Ski on the Continental Divide and glide silently on untracked snow through wildlife-rich meadows, aspen glades, and open lodge pole forests. Options for beginner, intermediate or experienced skiers. Half-day guided snowshoe tours offer a low-key non-technical way to experience Glacier Park’s winter wilderness. www.izaakwaltoninn.com.