Brundage Mountain Resort in Idaho launched the first cat ski trips of the season at the end of January. Snow piling up more than six feet provided deep enough coverage for backcountry guides to lead groups for cat skiing and snowboarding.

At Brundage, Backcountry SnowCat Adventures runs guided skiing and snowboarding trips on 19,000 acres of terrain in Payette National Forest. The terrain consists of glades, rolling slopes, bowls, and steep chutes. To be ready for the experience, skiers and snowboarders should be able to navigate trees and powder slopes.
 
The full day experience starts at 7:30 a.m. A buffet lunch and snacks are included. So are powder skis.

Check out what a day of cat skiing with Backcountry SnowCat Adventures is like in this teaser, courtesy of Brundage Mountain Resort:



Brundage has dropped the price for a day of cat skiing by $60 since three years ago. It now costs $239 per person.

This year, Brundage is also offering private cat ski tours. You can book the whole cat for $1,600 and bring just a few close buddies or a group of up to 10 people, including yourself. A video can be made of your day for $189.

Reservations are required. Find out more information here, or make reservations by calling 208-634-4151, extension 124.