Steamboat Powdercats History

We are one of the oldest snowcat skiing operations in Colorado and have been a mainstay in the deep powder skiing industry since our inception. The history of Steamboat Powdercats started in 1983 when Jupiter and Barbara Jones convinced the Forest Service to allow them to explore the Buffalo Pass region of the Routt National Forest, just north of downtown Steamboat Springs. The combination of massive amounts of snow, a variety of terrain and a convenient location near a major ski resort allowed the Jones’ to developed Steamboat Powdercats into one of the finest snowcat skiing operations in the Country.

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Under new ownership since 1999, we are continuing the tradition established by the Jones’ and have added some new twists that we feel will enhance your Steamboat Powdercats experience.

With 10,000 acres of terrain and now 3 snowcats in our fleet, we offer ability level separation to all of our guests, which allows you to ski and ride as close to your true ability level as possible. We’ve increased our access within our operating terrain, expanding on our advanced and expert level trips which rounds out our operation nicely, enhancing the Buffalo Pass terrain which the Jones’ made famous. Finally, our trips are all inclusive, providing you with everything you’ll need for a great time in the powder.

Now that we’ve entered our 3rd decade of operation, we can only hope to continue satisfying the deep powder dreams of generations to come.

We love our jobs and can honestly say that you day with us should be one of the top powder days of your season.

Check out this old school SPC video from 1994 with Warren Miller, Klaus Obermeyer and crew.  Good fun!