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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

Dry Spring Pow

March 16th, 2018|

The storm we got hit by brought a tremendous gift of terrain refreshing dry spring pow. It was cold enough to make us reminisces of mid winter storm snow and just deep enough to get [...]

Just in Time

March 15th, 2018|

Honesty is the best policy and its completely true that we were worried about the outlook of our snowpack and how it was going to affect our end of season.  Thankfully just in time though, [...]

L80’s Day

March 14th, 2018|

Its common to fill a cat with nothing but XY chromosomes but once its only in a blue moon when we get a cat full of ladies. This is why L80's Cat on L80's [...]

The Hunt for Pow

March 13th, 2018|

With warm temps and tons of sun, our guides had to be on there A game. Luckily the crew could ride and we pushed into our fun expert terrain in the afternoon. We had [...]


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