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					                                                                COMPARISON OF CAT SKIING OPERATORS IN THE US: LOCATION, CAT SKI PACKAGES, COST,
                                                                                VERTICAL AND TERRAIN SIZE




                                                                                                                                                                    Annual Snowfall




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cost: 1 day peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Approx vertical
                                                                                                                    Terrain (acres)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Board/ ski hire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cost: 1 day low
                                                                                                                                                    Elevation (m)




                                                                                                                                                                                                      per run (feet)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Daily vertical
                                                                                                                                                                                       Runs per day
USA                  State        Location                      Package type            Ability level




                                                                                                                                      (hectares)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              included?
                                                                                                                                      Terrain




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         season


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            season
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (feet)
                                                                                                                                                                    (m)
Kirkwood Powder
                     California   Kirkwood ski resort           4 runs                  advanced and up                  *                *        2,987              15.2                4                 *                 *                *                  *                 *
Catskiing
Pacific Crest                     near Squaw Valley ski
                     California                                 single days             *                                *                *        2,438                  *                *          1,200                   *          $325               $300                  no
Snowcats                          resort
Keystone Adventures
                    Colorado      Keystone ski resort           single days             expert riders                    *                *             *              5.8                 *                *                 *          $225               $225                skis
Tours (Kat skiing)
                                  Monarch Mountain ski
Monarch Mountain     Colorado                                   single days             expert riders              1,000               405              *                 *           10-12             900             10,000           $275               $210                  no
                                  resort
                                  near Vail; departs from                               strong intermediate and                                                                                        700-             7,000-
Vail Powder Guides   Colorado                                   single days                                        3,500              1,416             *           10.16             8-12                                                $375              $375                skis
                                  Vail Pass rest area                                   above                                                                                                          1750             17,500
                                  based at Purgatory/
San Juan Ski         Colorado                                   single days             intermediate and above     35,000 14,164                   3,810                7.1           8-12              800             10,000           $250               $250                skis
                                  Durango ski resort

                                  Creede near Wolf Creek                                strong intermediate and                                                                                                         8,000 -
San Juan Snowcat     Colorado                                   single days                                        6,400              2,590        4,039            10.16             9-14                  *                            $280               $240                  no
                                  ski resort                                            above                                                                                                                           18,000

Silverton Powdercats                                                                    advanced-intermediate
                     Colorado     6 miles south of Silverton single days                                                 *                *        3,810                  *           9-14                  *                 *          $300               $250                  no
(formerly El Diablo)                                                                    and above
Steamboat                         20 mins from Steamboat                                intermediate and above;                                                                                                         8,000-                                                skis &
                     Colorado                                   single days                                     10,000                4,047             *             12.7            8-16            1,000                              $400               $325
Powdercats                        Springs                                               separate cats                                                                                                                   14,000                                                boards
Ski Cooper Chicago
                     Colorado     Ski Cooper resort             single days             *                          2,460               996         3,840                  7           10-15 1,500                       18,750           $275               $275                  no
Ridge
                                                                                        intermediate up to                                                                                                              8,000-                                                skis &
CS Irwin             Colorado     near Crested Butte            single days                                        1,000               405         3,749            15.24             8-10            1,000                              $450               $300
                                                                                        expert                                                                                                                          12,000                                                boards
Powder Addiction     Colorado     Winter Park, Jones Pass       single days             *                          2,600              1,052        3,810                  *           6-9                   *                 *          $350               $300                skis
Alta Grizzly Gulch                                              5 runs; snowboarders
                     Utah         adjacent to Alta ski resort                           advanced and expert         375                 152        3,200              12.7                5           1,200             6,000            $325               $325                  no
Bowl                                                            permitted
                                  adjacent to Powder                                    strong intermediate and                                                                                       800-
Powder Mountain      Utah                                       single days                                        2,500              1,012        2,713            11.94             5-8                               5,850             $375              $350                  no
                                  Mountain ski resort                                   above                                                                                                         1000
                                  a few minutes from Park                                                                                                                                                               8,000-
Park City Powder Cats Utah                                      single days             advanced and above         42,000 16,997                   3,353            10.16             8-12            1000                               $475               $399                  no
                                  City                                                                                                                                                                                  12,000
                                  26 miles east of Coeur        single days and can stay
                                                                                         strong intermediate and                                                                                      1,000-            12,000-
Peak Adventures      Idaho        d'Alene; 1 hour east of       overnight in yurt for                                    *                *             *              8.9            8-15                                               $325               $325                  no
                                                                                         above                                                                                                        2,200             20,000
                                  Spokane airport               $175 per night
Soldier Mountain                  Soldier Mountain ski                                                                                                                                                                  12,000-
                     Idaho                                      single days             intermediates and above    1,500               607              *                 *                *                *                            $275               $275                  no
Snowcat Trips                     resort, Central Idaho                                                                                                                                                                 15,000
                                                                                                                                                                         Annual Snowfall




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cost: 1 day peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Approx vertical
                                                                                                                         Terrain (acres)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Board/ ski hire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cost: 1 day low
                                                                                                                                                         Elevation (m)




                                                                                                                                                                                                           per run (feet)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Daily vertical
                                                                                                                                                                                            Runs per day
USA




                                                                                                                                           (hectares)
                                      Location                    Package type              Ability level




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    included?
                                                                                                                                           Terrain




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               season


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  season
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (feet)
                                                                                                                                                                         (m)
                                      Tamarack ski resort, west
Tamarack               Idaho                                    single days or half days    intermediates and above           *                *        2,347               7.6                 *                *                  *          $440               $440                  no
                                      Idaho
                                                                  single days, or 2 days
                                      Brundage Mountain
Brundage               Idaho                                      with o'night stay in yurt *                          19,000              7,689             *           10.16                  *                *                  *          $239               $239                skis
                                      resort near McCall
                                                                  for $689
                                      Schweitzer Mountain
Selkirk Powder Co.     Idaho                                      single days               *                          2,000                809         1,951               7.6            8-13            1,200             12,600            $350               $300                  no
                                      Resort
                                      near Whitefish Mountain single days or multi-
Great Northern
                       Montana        Resort, Northwest       days with o'night stay in intermediates and above        9,600               3,885        1,950               7.8            8-10            1,000             10,000            $350               $350                skis
Powder Guides
                                      Montana                 yurt
                                                              single days, option of                                                                                                                                         15,000 -
Mt Bailey              Oregon         Diamond Lake Resort                               *                              6,000               2,428             *           15.24                  *                *                             $350               $350                    *
                                                              accom                                                                                                                                                           18,000
                                                                                            experienced powder
Anthony Lakes          Oregon         Anthony Lakes ski resort    single days                                          2,000                809         2,164             7.62                  *                *                  *           $199               $199                   *
                                                                                            rider
                               near Steven's Pass ski
Cascade Powder Cats Washington resort, 70 miles from              single days               intermediates and above    1,920                 777        1,829            11.43                             1,200             10,000            $325               $325                  no
                               Seattle
                                                                  single days and half                                                                                                                                       14,000 -
Grand Targhee          Wyoming        Grand Targhee ski resort                              *                           600                 243         3,109              12.7            10-12 2,000                                         $349               $349                  no
                                                                  days                                                                                                                                                       20,000
                                      Near Jackson Hole ski
                                                                                            strong intermediate and                                                                                                          8,000 -
Togwotee               Wyoming        resort (48 miles from       single days                                           750                 304              *            7.62             6-10            1,500                               $349               $349                  no
                                                                                            above                                                                                                                            16,000
                                      Jackson)
                                                                  single days; 3 & 5 days
Chugach Powder                        Aleyska ski resort,                                                                                                                                                                    9,600-
                       Alaska                                     with accom, heli/cat      *                          1,500                608              *           17.78             8-10            1,200                               $325               $325                  no
Guides                                Girdwood                                                                                                                                                                               12,000
                                                                  combos
                                                                  2,3,6 day; heli/cat                                                                                                                                        12,000-
Valdez Heli Camps      Alaska         Valdez, Chugach Range                                 *                          3,200               1,295             *                 *                *                *                             $575# $575#                              no
                                                                  combos                                                                                                                                                     14,000
Kigluaik Adventures    Alaska         near Nome; west Alaska      single days               *                                 *                *        1,456                  *                *                *                  *          $350               $350                  no
Southeast Alaska
                                      Haines; Chilkat Mountain single days; 3 days trips
Backcountry            Alaska                                                            *                             3,400               1,376        1,433                  *                *                *           12,000            $250               $250                  no
                                      Range                    with accom
Adventures

NOTES: CAT SKI OPERATIONS IN THE US - LOCATION, PACKAGE TYPE, ABILITY LEVEL, SIZE, SNOWFALL, VERTICAL & COST
* reliable information not available or not applicable
The prices listed are in US dollars and are for the 2010-101season and serve as a guide to compare cat skiing costs. Check each website for up to date costs.
High and low season definitions vary for each operation.
The inclusions in each cat ski package differ slightly between the operations.
# includes accom

				
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