virgin snowEver thought about heli skiing, but the price tag was just too steep? Yeah, me neither. Too scary. But what about cat skiing? You stay on the ground, you get fresh tracks, virgin powder, backcountry skiing for a fraction of the cost of heli skiing

cuofskisMy husband and a group of his friends all ski at different levels.  You don’t have to be an expert skier to cat ski, you just really have to want to ski powder.

Brundage Mountain Resort, 100 miles north of Boise in McCall, offers backcountry skiing with two guides, powder skis, a delicious lunch and an all-you-can-ski day starting at 7:30 and returning you, exhausted and exhilarated, back to the parking lot at 5pm.

meadowoftreesAfter riding in the cat for an hour, you’re ready for your first run.  But first, you get some safety lessons: avalanche training, beacon training… no biggie. You ski with a buddy and there is always a guide in front and behind the entire group.

And then you get 17,000 acres of snowy steeps, tree-lined glades and powdery bowls.

I’m going to let April Russell tell you the three best reasons why you should Cat Ski at Brundage:

Brundage Mountain is a great local mountain, getting over 300 inches of snow per year.  The reliability of the snow conditions is a huge selling point.  And Brundage is in McCall, one of the most picturesque little towns in Idaho. With good food nearby — seriously.

This is your step closer to heli-skiing.  Try Cat Skiing at Brundage first.  

For more information about Cat Skiing at Brundage, call (208) 634-4151 ext. 124 or e-mail