Chugach Powder Guides – Snowcat


Operation Overview

CPG has offered spectacular cat skiing in Girdwood for almost 19 years. Over that time, the accessible terrain has more than doubled. Today, during a typical cat skiing day of about 10,000 vertical feet of skiing, your guides have vast terrain and conditions to choose from, including gladed trees, steeps, powder fields, and pillow lines. We pick up our guests at the Alyeska Resort tram base. We ski with 8-12 clients and two guides per group.

Terrain Overview

With more than 1 million acres of exclusive and non-exclusive terrain available, there is plenty of super steep, modest and easy terrain available for everyone.

The Bottom Line

CPG's cat-skiing delivers great terrain, deep snow, amazing views and the hospitality of Alyeska Resort and Girdwood with comfortable snowcats and experienced local guides.


State: Alaska
Annual Snowfall: 650 inches
Vertical Drop: 1,700 feet
Years in Business: 19
Exclusive Terrain: 4,000 acres
Non-Exclusive Terrain: n/a
Types of Cats/Heli’s: 3 bombardier snowcats
Seasonal Dates: 12/14/14-04/20/15
Price Range: $275-$375 per day
Down Day Activity: Skiing in Alyeska Resort's 3,300 lift-served and hike-to vertical. Spectacular ski touring and Nordic skate and classic skiing. Resort amenities: Spa, fitness center, saltwater pool/hot tub. On-water activites: Surfing, kayaking. Snow biking on 20 miles of trails.
Nearest Airport: Anchorage International Airport, AK (40 miles away).
Nearest Town: Girdwood, AK
Lodging Amenities/Availability: Spa, Saltwater Pool/Hot tub, Sauna, Fitness Center, Dining, resort skiing
Local Restaurants/Bars Sitzmark, Chair 5, Aurora Lounge, Jack Sprat, 7 Glaciers, Sakura Asian Bistro, Double Musky, The Bake Shop
Season Highlights: 12/14: Early season rates
Guarantees and Refund Policies: CPG guarantees its cat-skiing. See website.
Phone: (907) 783-4354
Twitter: n/a
Instagram: @ChugachPowderGuides