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The North American Heli & Cat Skiing Guide

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You've made the decision. This year, it's time to push your boundaries, to break out of your comfort zone. It's time to lose the lift lines and hit the backcountry. The terrain you're going to rip should make your teeth chatter, your palms sweat and your hair stand on end. Finding your ideal location shouldn't.

Here's our guide. You'll find operations ranging from full-monty, week-long stints that quench the desires of even the most extreme skiers to user-friendly (and wallet-friendly) snowcat day trips. (For further information about a particular company's packages, accomodations, rates, and more, click on the link to their website. Many offer a variety of experiences to choose from.)

Regardless of your ability or the depth of your pockets, this guide should send you on your way to a spring vacation of smooth, powdery bliss. Click on either the U.S. or Canada to start your adventure.

U.S.
CANADA

ALASKA

Alaska Backcountry Adventures
Location: Chugach Range, AK
The Lowdown: $675 per day (6 runs)
Website:www.alaskabackcountry.com
Contact: info@swayback.com; 888-283-9354

Chugach Powder Guides
Location: Chugach and Alaska Ranges, AK
The Lowdown: $920 per day for heliskiing; $285 per day for snowcat
Website:www.chugachpowderguides.com
Contact: info@chugachpowderguides.com; 907-783-4354

Points North Heli Adventures, Inc.
Location: Chugach Mountains, AK
The Lowdown: $850 - $950 per day
Website: www.alaskaheliski.com
Contact: 877-787-6784

Valdez H20 Heli Adventures
Location: Chugach Mountains, AK
The Lowdown: $1,040 per day
Website:www.h2oguides.com
Contact: dean@h2oguides.com; 907-835-8418Valdez Heli-Camps
Location: Chugach Mountains, AK
The Lowdown: $795 per day
Website:www.valdezhelicamps.com
Contact: info@valdezhelicamps.com; 907-783-3243Valdez Heli Skiing Guides
Location: Chugach Mountains, AK
The Lowdown: $900 per day (6 heli runs)
Website:www.valdezheliskiguides.com
Contact: info@valdezheliskiguides.com; 907-835-4528
Chicago Ridge Snowcat Tours
Location: Chicago Ridge (in the Rocky Mountains), CO
The Lowdown: $290 per day
Website:www.skicooper.com
Contact: 719-486-2277El Diablo Alpine Guides
Location: Molas Pass (in the San Juan Mountains), CO
The Lowdown: $280 per person, $2500 for the ole cat.
Website:www.snowcat-powder.com
Contact: info@snowcat-powder.com; 877-241-9643Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area
Location: Monarch Mountain, CO
The Lowdown: $160-$230 per day (10-12 runs)
Website:www.skimonarch.com
Contact: (719) 530-5040Steamboat Powder Cats
Location: Buffalo Pass (near Steamboat Springs), CO
The Lowdown: $299-$400 per day (8-19 runs)
Website:steamboatpowdercats.com
Contact: info@steamboatpowdercats.com; 800-288-0543Telluride Helitrax
Location: San Juan Mountains, CO
The Lowdown: $1195 per day (6 runs)
Website:www.helitrax.net
Contact: powder@helitrax.net; 866-435-4754

Brundage Mountain Adventures
Location: Payette National Forest, ID
The Lowdown: $279 per day
Website:www.brundage.com
Contact: info@brundage.com; 1-800-888-7544Peak Adventures Snowcat Skiing and Boarding
Location: St. Joe Mountains, ID
The Lowdown: $325 per day (6-12 runs)
Website:www.peaksnowcats.com
Contact: info@peaksnowcats.com; 208-682-3200Sun Valley Heli Ski Guides
Location: Sun Valley, ID
The Lowdown: $925 per day (6 runs)
Website:www.sunvalleyheliski.com
Contact: info@sunvalleyheliski.com; 800-872-3108
Ruby Mountain Helicopter Skiing
Location: Ruby Mountains, NV
The Lowdown: $3,800 for a 3-day package
Website:www.helicopterskiing.com
Contact: info@helicopterskiing.com; 775-753-6867
Cat Ski Mount Bailey
Location: Mount Bailey, OR
The Lowdown: $350 per day
Website:www.catskimtbailey.com
Contact: catski@diamondlake.net; 1-800-733-7593
Park City Powder Cats
Location: Uinta Mountains, UT
The Lowdown: $379-$475 per day
Website:www.pccats.com
Contact: pccat@xmission.com; 435-649-6596Wasatch Powderbird Guides
Location: Wasatch Range, UT; Greenland; South America
The Lowdown: $840-$980
Website:www.powderbird.com
Contact: info@powderbird.com; 801-742-2800
North Cascade Heli-Skiing
Location: North Cascades, WA
The Lowdown: $875-$925 for 1-day program
Website:www.heli-ski.com
Contact: info@heli-ski.com; 1-800-494-HELI
High Mountain Heli-Skiing
Location: Snake River, Palisades, Hoback, Teton, and Gros Ventre Mountain Ranges, WY
The Lowdown: $850 per person, per day
Website:www.heliskijackson.com
Contact: info@heliskijackson.com; 307-733-3274Backcountry Snowcats
Location: South Chilcotin Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: Weekend or weekday packages; Visit website for more details
Website:www.snowcats.ca
Contact: 1-888-246-1111Bella Coola Heli Sports
Location: Coast Range, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for details
Website:www.bellacoolahelisports.com
Contact: info@bellacoolahelisports.com; 604.932.3000
Big Red Cat Skiing Adventures
Location: Monashee Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: $359 - $399 (1 to 4 days), plus deals for ladies and teens
Website: www.bigredcatskiing.com
Contact: ski@bigredcats.com; 1-250-362-2271
Canadian Mountain Holidays
Location: 12 locations throughout Alberta and BC
The Lowdown: Visit the website for rates
Website:www.cmhski.com
Contact: info@cmhinc.com; 1-800-661-0252Cariboo Snowcat Skiing
Location: Cariboo Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: $385 per person per day
Website:www.cariboocatskiing.com
Contact: info@cariboocatskiing.com; 1-866-766-9228)Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges
Location: Canadian Rockies, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for details
Website: www.chattercreek.ca
Contact: 1-877-311-7199
Coast Range Heliskiing
Location: Whistler/Pemberton, BC
The Lowdown: Smaller groups, visit website for rates
Website:www.coastrangeheliskiing.com
Contact: info@coastrangeheliskiing.com; 1-800-701-8746Wasatch Powderbird Guides
Location: Wasatch Range, UT; Greenland; South America
The Lowdown: $840-$980
Website:www.powderbird.com
Contact: info@powderbird.com; 801-742-2800
North Cascade Heli-Skiing
Location: North Cascades, WA
The Lowdown: $875-$925 for 1-day program
Website:www.heli-ski.com
Contact: info@heli-ski.com; 1-800-494-HELI
High Mountain Heli-Skiing
Location: Snake River, Palisades, Hoback, Teton, and Gros Ventre Mountain Ranges, WY
The Lowdown: $850 per person, per day
Website:www.heliskijackson.com
Contact: info@heliskijackson.com; 307-733-3274Backcountry Snowcats
Location: South Chilcotin Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: Weekend or weekday packages; Visit website for more details
Website:www.snowcats.ca
Contact: 1-888-246-1111Bella Coola Heli Sports
Location: Coast Range, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for details
Website:www.bellacoolahelisports.com
Contact: info@bellacoolahelisports.com; 604.932.3000
Big Red Cat Skiing Adventures
Location: Monashee Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: $359 - $399 (1 to 4 days), plus deals for ladies and teens
Website: www.bigredcatskiing.com
Contact: ski@bigredcats.com; 1-250-362-2271
Canadian Mountain Holidays
Location: 12 locations throughout Alberta and BC
The Lowdown: Visit the website for rates
Website:www.cmhski.com
Contact: info@cmhinc.com; 1-800-661-0252Cariboo Snowcat Skiing
Location: Cariboo Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: $385 per person per day
Website:www.cariboocatskiing.com
Contact: info@cariboocatskiing.com; 1-866-766-9228)Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges
Location: Canadian Rockies, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for details
Website: www.chattercreek.ca
Contact: 1-877-311-7199
Coast Range Heliskiing
Location: Whistler/Pemberton, BC
The Lowdown: Smaller groups, visit website for rates
Website:www.coastrangeheliskiing.com
Contact: info@coastrangeheliskiing.com; 1-800-701-8744 Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing
Location: Canadian Rockies and Cariboo Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for details
Website: www.crescentspur.com
Contact: info@crescentspur.com; 1-800-715-5532
Eagle Pass Heliskiing
Location: Monashee Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for details
Website: www.eaglepassheliskiing.com
Contact: info@eaglepassheliskiing.com; 877-929-3337
The Great Canadian Adventure Company
Location: Several locations throughout BC
The Lowdown: Contact for rates
Website:www.adventures.ca
Contact: info@adventures.com; 1 888 285 1676Great Canadian Heliskiing
Location: Golden, BC
The Lowdown: $2786 - $3440 (2-day package)
Website:www.greatcanadianheliski.com
Contact: info@canadianheli-skiing.com; 250-344-2326Great Northern Snow-Cat Skiing, Ltd.
Location: Selkirk Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: $783 - $915 for a 3-day/3-night package
Website:www.greatnorthernsnowcat.com
Contact: info@greatnorthernsnowcat.com; 1-800-889-0765Highland Powder Skiing
Location: Bad Shot Range, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for rates
Website:www.highlandpowderskiing.com
Contact: 250-366-4260 Island Lake Lodge Cat Skiing
Location: Canadian Rockies, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for rates
Website:www.islandlakelodge.com
Contact: info@islandlakeresorts.com; 1-888-422-8754Klondike Heliskiing
Location: Northern BC
The Lowdown: Starts at $6,970 for one-week package
Website:http://www.atlinheliski.com
Contact: khs@whooshnet.com; 604-932-5327Last Frontier Heliskiing, Ltd.
Location: Northern BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for rates
Website:www.lastfrontierheli.com
Contact: info@lastfrontierheli.com; 888-655-5566Mica Heliskiing
Location: Canadian Rockies, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for rates
Website: www.micaheli.com
Contact: info@micaheli.com; 1-877-837-6191
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
Location: Cariboo and Monashee Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: Visit website for rates
Website:www.wiegele.com
Contact: reservations@wiegele.com; 1-800-661-9170Monashee Powder Snowcats
Location: Monashee Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: $400 - $700 per day
Website:www.monasheepowder.com
Contact: bookings@monasheepowder.com; 866-678-7669Mustang Powder
Location: Monashee Mountains, BC
The Lowdown: $500 CAN - $800 CAN
Website:www.mustangpowder.com
Contact: info@mustangpowder.com; 1-888-884-4666Northern Escape Heliskiing
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