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Snowcat Skiing at its Finest – Colorado Style

Snowcat skiing and riding with Steamboat Powdercats is a unique experience, one that may reward you with the best, on snow day, of your life. Though Mother Nature holds the cards to how powder-rich your day will be, we’ve put together a system of professional backcountry guides, plush snowcats and a dialed up infrastructure that should provide you with an excellent day in the Colorado backcountry.

We are very fortunate to call Buffalo Pass our home base. Conveniently located just 25 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Ski Area, Buffalo Pass is known as Colorado’s deepest annual snowpack and has a multitude of north, south, east and west facing zones. Combine this with the famous Champagne Powder® that we are blessed with here in Northwest Colorado and we couldn’t have asked for a better location to offer up the Steamboat Powdercats experience.


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The Steamboat Powdercats Way

From the time you call us, to the moment you leave us, you are in good hands. Our family of experienced guides and staff take the time to get to know you and accommodate your needs. Our friendly, safe approach blends in the camaraderie of our team, our super guests and a culture of powder addicts to make for a day to remember. 

We are one of the oldest snowcat skiing operations in Colorado and have been a mainstay in the powder industry since our inception


SPC guides are professional skilled outdoor leaders. Our goal is to provide you with a safe, fun, unforgettable ski experience


From first-timers, to long time super guests, we love our guests and what you bring to our daily adventures in the powder


Buffalo Pass is truly a snow factory. Beyond the Champagne Powder®, Buff Pass is one of Colorado’s deepest snowpacks


News from the slopes + more

Sorry Dale

January 17th, 2018|

If somebody presents you with an opportunity to go cat skiing, you must ALWAYS accept that opportunity to go cat skiing. period.  This concept may seem obvious to the rest of us out there [...]

Prepping for Heli

January 16th, 2018|

Another great day on Buffalo Pass with our amazing guests. Some of which are feeding their powder appetite with anticipation for a heli ski trip coming up. these lucky guests are the South Jersey [...]

Prepare for Takeoff

January 15th, 2018|

From American Airlines to United, from Delta to Southwest and from every other wonderful commercial airline in between, today we guided 36 of the finest pilots in the world on our 3 luxurious powder [...]

Atmospheric Optics

January 14th, 2018|

Due to scientific reasons we can't quite explain, the atmosphere in the Yampa Valley was void of any particulate that typically makes things like the Flat Tops Wilderness off to the south seem blurry. [...]


Steamboat Powdercats offers AIARE (The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Level I avalanche courses during select seasons.