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Cat-Skiing

Ski 70,000 acres of Utah powder on a custom-built snowcat.

As you’ve probably heard around the campfire, Whisper Ridge doesn’t settle for common. Instead, we prefer outstanding bucket-list worthy adventures and memories that last a lifetime.

Our Cat-Skiing program is just that – a unique multi-sport winter adventure that is a truly customized and personally curated experience unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else. Of course, our annual average of 500+ inches of the “Greatest Snow on Earth” combined with over 70,000 acres of private backcountry terrain is a nice touch as well.

Cat-Skiing

Some of the best ski lines on the planet await you in Paradise, Utah. Get an average of 10 runs and 12,000 vertical each day. No waiting in line, no tracked powder, no cold lifts.

795

Per Person

Gourmet Breakfast, Lunch, Après-Ski, Dinner

1,970

Per Person

All-Inclusive
Yurt Village

3,145

Per Person

All-Inclusive
Yurt Village

7,995

Up to 12 Guests

Gourmet Breakfast, Lunch, Après-Ski, Dinner

SAFETY
FIRST

All of our guides are both AVY II & WFR certified as safety is always first with our guests. We pride ourselves on making sure you don’t have to worry about your safety so that you just worry about having the time or your life.

UNPLUGGED
WORRY FREE

Relieve some stress while enjoying everything “North America’s Backcountry Kingdom” has to offer. Forget all your worries and obligations and decompress in the beauty of the Wasatch.

TERRAIN &
VERTICAL

70,000 private acres of skiable terrain, 500+ inches of annual snowfall and north facing aspects ensure fresh powder all day, everyday.

DAILY
SCHEDULE

Your powder experience of a lifetime starts early in the morning and ends when you’re too tired to ski or the sun doesn’t allow us to ski anymore.

  • Lynn AvatarLynn

    We had a great day testing out the new heli-biking experience at Whisper Ridge. I have never been heli-biking before but I have been heli-snowboarding a fe... read more

    seank415510

    5 star rating I have gone cat skiing with WR a handful of times, stayed overnight at the yurt village and have always had an incredible time. The crew and guides are aw... read more

  • bikeboardski

    5 star rating We had a great day testing out the new heli-biking experience at Whisper Ridge. I have never been heli-biking before but I have been heli-snowboarding a f... read more

    R AvatarR

    100% Recommend! My SECOND visit this summer for their heli-biking. We first went for my birthday in July, it was so damn good that we decided to return a... read more

  • Barry

    5 star rating FIRST CLASS OPERATION. My second visit, and once again - they WOW’d us.
    From the staff, to the available terrain, hands down, AMAZING. 100% recommen...
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    bcr608

    5 star rating We had an amazing day with Whisper Ridge guides on a RZR tour, fly fishing, catered lunch and Raspberry milkshakes!
    We covered 170 miles, hit speeds of 70...
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  • Troy AvatarTroy

    Our day did not go as well as expected initially, but when your business is so dependent on mother nature, that does sometimes happen. Their operations m... read more

    Dan AvatarDan

    Spent a day with the team from Whisper Ridge last month and had one of the best ski days ever. The guides put us on untracked powder over and over on every... read more

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    5 star rating An absolutely incredible place. We snow mobiled, cat skied and Heli skied. The guides were all incredible and the now was even better.

    Danny AvatarDanny

    5 star rating Cory and the folks at Whisper Ridge went above and beyond to ensure our backcountry cat skiing was the most enjoyable day of skiing in 40 years on the slop... read more

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    5 star rating We experienced the greatest skiing of our life thanks to Whisper ridge. Anxiety was pretty high going into this adventure knowing that it snow 30+ inches ... read more

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    5 star rating My husband and I had an exceptional day of skiing today with Whisper Ridge. I was nervous about avalanche safety, as this was my first backcountry experie... read more

The Whisper Ridge Experience

  • 7:00am

    Meetup

    Eden Basecamp
    4776 East 2600 North
    Eden, UT
    84310
41.363320° -111.743950°
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    – OR –

    Paradise Basecamp
    Northern Location
    30 minutes north east of Eden Base
    41.549056° -111.782482°
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  • 7:15am

    Trip Preparation

    Ski rentals, eat breakfast, distribute beacons, meet guides.

  • 7:30am

    Safety Briefing

    Beacon overview, avalanche awareness, discuss plans for the day.

  • 7:45am

    Departure

    Eden Base guests depart in Whisper Ridge shuttle to Mountain Ops Base.

    Paradise Base guests depart in Whisper Ridge snowcat directly to ski terrain.

  • 9:30am

    Powder

    Skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling in epic powder and untracked lines, all day long.

  • 1:00pm

    Lunch

    Lunch provided by renowned chef John Simpson. courtesy of Whisper Ridge.

  • 2:00pm

    More Powder

    Pick up where we left off. Which was epic powder, and untracked lines, till the sun goes down.

  • Dusk

    Après-Ski

    Return, relax, recount, and reverie.

  • Optional

    Heli-Taxis

    Heli-taxi pickups, dropoffs available at certain locations and times upon request. Call for availability.

Evolution in action.

Last winter we asked ourselves how we could possibly improve upon our 70,000 acres of private-powder. So we got everyone together – guests, guides, drivers, pilots, chef, concierge…the whole lot…and we dreamed up the most fun and memorable winter adventure that we could imagine. We started tinkering and ran a dozen prototype trips that combined our resources into one mega-experience.

Here’s what we came up with…

The Whisper Ridge Experience.

First off, we’ve limited our number of guest per day to ensure truly individual attention and more untracked powder than you could ski all year. We’ve then taken this spare-no-expense approach to all of our services with premium upgrades across the board. From complete top to bottom overhauls of our entire snowcat fleet to gourmet lunch served hot and fresh on the mountaintop.

Personal Concierge.

Our concierge team is dedicated to fine tuning your Whisper Ridge experience specifically to you. Want to try out some of the hottest new powder boards from Black Diamond? We’ve got you covered. How about your favorite après ski treats ready and waiting? We’ll take the time to get to know you before you arrive, then detail your experience to be exactly what you dream it can be. Your time at Whisper Ridge is just that – yours, unique to you. Let us know what your perfect powder day looks like and we’ll make it happen.

Snowmobile.

The adventure begins immediately with brand-new, fresh from the factory 2020 Polaris snowmobiles straight out of the gate. Historically, cat skiing has always begun with a bit of a slow chug into the hills, but now you have the option to flip the adrenaline switch first thing in the morning and jump directly into blowing up the powder. With our professional riders leading the way, you can learn how to ride and up your boondocking game with confidence.

Snowcat.

As we make our way into the backcountry, our cats and ski guides roll out ahead to scout and prepare for our first drop. When we link up, your skis and gear are already in position for the first run of the day. Our guides are some of the finest and most experienced in the industry – you can count on this crew to read your skiing and deliver the very best terrain to match your ability. Following our warm up run, it’s game-on and time to start racking up the vert!

A typical day delivers 8-10 cat laps and averages over 10,000 vertical feet of untracked powder before we hop back onto the sleds for a memorable ride out through epic-sunset views of the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake below.

Après Ski.

Then, of course, comes the after party, complete with top-shelf eats and treats, hosted back at basecamp. To top it all off and fully round out the day, a full gourmet meal and premium drinks will be ready and waiting upon your return.

Recommended Gear List

The following gear list gives prospective clients an idea of what to bring (and what not to bring) on a typical day of skiing, boarding, or snowmobiling at Whisper Ridge.

  • Skis or Snowboard (ski rentals available at no additional cost)
  • Ski/Snowboard Boots
  • Goggles
  • Outerwear and layers (shell jacket & pants, synthetic base & insulating layers)
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Stocking Cap
  • Wool/Synthetic Socks
  • Avy Gear (Beacon, Probe, Shovel – optional, beacons are provided)
  • Ski Pack (optional)
Yurt Villate Packing List

Staying the night in our Yurt Village? Here is a recommended packing list to make sure you’re comfortable when you’re here. Remember, there is A LOT of snow at the Yurt Village!

  • Snow boots (Think Sorel’s – it  gets deep up here!)
  • Toiletry kit
  • Headlamp
  • Slippers
  • Sweet Jammies
  • Ear plugs (Recommend for light sleepers)
  • Bathing Suit (You’ll want to hit the hot tubs!)
 

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