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Interested in experiencing the best day you've ever had on the slopes and multiplying that by 10? If yes, then book a cat skiing day trip. Cat skiing in backcountry powder doesn't measure up to an epic heli-skiing adventure, but the experience is equally awesome and is a fraction of what heli-sking costs? Day trips are in the $200 to $500 range, often times include meals, can be booked just a few days in advance, and although not risk free, are the safer alternative to heli-skiing. Tour operators typically include highly trained and accredited guides who know how to read the terrain and keep you away from known hazards. Avalanche transceivers are typically provided along with training on how to use the transceivers and what to do if an avalanche occurs. You don't have to be an expert skier to go cat skiing, but you should be able to comfortably handle any run at your favorite resort. Fat Skis are not required but make it easier to float through deep and changing snow conditions. Cat skiing can be experienced in Canada, USA, New Zealand, Europe, and Chile. Cat skiing Destinations in the USA Alaska Chugach Powder Guides - Just up valley from the Hotel Alyeska, Chugach Powder Guides offers cat skiing around the Alyeska ski resort. Kigluaik Adventures - Offers ski excursions in Nome, Alaska. Valdez Heli Camps - Offers cat Skiing in Valdez Alaska. California: Kirkwood Powder Cat skiing - California 鈥檚 only resort based cat skiing operation, operates in two areas: Martin Point and Red Cliffs. Expedition Guides and Pro Patrollers lead groups on four runs of fresh turns. Pacific Crest Snowcats - Operates on 2,000 acres of reserved terrain located between Squaw Valley USA and Sugarbowl Resort on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Colorado: Aspen Mountain - Offers luxury snowcats that take guests to prime untracked stashes of pristine powder on the backside of Aspen Mountain. Copper Mountain - Tucker Mountain Snowcat Access provides backcountry skiing without actually leaving the ski area boundaries. Snowcats deliver guests to Tucker Mountain where you can access high alpine and extreme terrain. Durango - Escorted by experienced guides, skiers and riders will find untracked bowls, chutes, ridges, glades and tree slopes in an area that receives between 20 and 30 feet of snow each season. Elevations range from 8,800 feet at Durango Mountain Resort 鈥檚 base to 12,500 feet at the summit of Greyrock Peak. Keystone - Keystone Adventure Tours offers access to chutes, bowls and steeper pitches of upper Independence Bowl. Monarch - Offers a 鈥淐 at Skiing with a Legend 鈥?program in March with Scot Schmidt. On top of the Continental Divide, skiers and riders find great powder, spectacular views, 900 acres of expert terrain, steeps, trees, cliffs, and bowls. Ski Cooper - Chicago Ridge Snowcat Tours have more than 2,400 acres of terrain suitable for advanced to expert skiers and riders. The cats chauffeur guests as high as 12,600 feet on top of the Continental Divide. The slopes vary from 3,000 to 10,000 feet in length with vertical drops up to 1,400 feet per run. Steamboat - Steamboat Powdercats provide access to 10,000 acres of pristine terrain under special use permits from the BLM and Routt-Medicine Bow National Forest. Vail - Vail Powder Guides offer guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding near Vail, Colorado. Idaho Peak Adventures is North Idaho's only true backcountry Snowcat Skiing and Snowboarding operation and winthin close proximity to nearby ski areas such as Silver Mountain, Lookout Pass, or Schweitzer. Soldier Mountain Snowcat Trips is located in Central Idaho at Soldier Mountain, just southwest of Sun Valley, Idaho. Tamarack - Explore the glades and open bowls to the north and south of Tamarack by experiencing Arling Glades, Poison Lake, Lone Tree, and the South Bowl. Selkirk Powder Co. offers Cat skiing in the Selkirk Mountains 70 miles from Spokane, Washington. Ski Brundage - Guided Cat skiing trip into the beautiful backcountry of the Payette National Forest. Montana Valhalla Adventures, based in Whitefish, Montana offers cat accessed powder skiing and riding in Northwest Montana. Oregon Mt Bailey - Located on the summit of Oregon's Cascade Mountains, just five miles north of Crater Lake National Park, Cat Ski Mt Bailey is Oregon's longest running backcountry snowcat skiing adventure. Anthony Lakes - Ski Anthony Lakes offers cat trips With the highest base elevation in Oregon (7100 feet). Utah: Alta - Offers backcountry skiing thrills in Grizzly Gulch next to the Alta Ski Area. Park City - Park City Powder Cats operates just minutes away from Park City at the privately owned Thousand Peaks Ranch. Powder Mountain - Offers access to Lightning Ridge, Cobabe Canyon, or Wolf Creek from a Powder Mountain Snowcat. Washington Cascade Powder Cats is Washington 鈥檚 premier backcountry skiing and snowboarding operation with access to a 1,920 acre private northwest terrain powder reserve. Wyoming Grand Targhee - One of the hallmarks of the Grand Targhee experience is a SnowCat Adventure on Peaked Mountain complete with breathtaking views of the Grand Teton and access to a huge powder reserve of over 600 acres. Togwotee - Togwotee Snowcat Guides lead you through Deep powder, steeps, trees and stunning views of the Teton Mountain range await you on Angle Mountain, with 750 skiable acres, 1,600 vertical feet, and an average snowfall of over 300 inches per winter. 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