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Snowcat Skiing at its Finest – Colorado Style

Due to COVID-19, we have updated this website, incorporating the changes that we are facing for the 2020/21 season. If you see something that is misleading or hasn’t been updated, we thank you in advance for letting us know. You can view our full COVID-19 Operations and Mitigation Plan here.

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.

THANKFUL

Thank you for sticking with us as we fine tune our operations

PATIENCE

We appreciate your pateince as we continue to adapt to COVID-19

HELPFUL

Your feedback to us will help create our path to this seasons success

News from the slopes + more

Snowcat skiing in our COVID world?

May 14th, 2020|

There is a lot of time between now and mid-December in which time pandemic measures will certainly evolve.  We are currently evaluating and refining how we can adjust our operations in order to do our part to mitigate the associated risks of COVID-19. Given a large amount of uncertainty associated with the pandemic, we have not yet finalized these plans, but we do know that we will be abiding by any federal, state, or county mandated precautions. 

Best of 2020 Season Images

April 6th, 2020|

With great pleasure, behold the Best of 2020 image gallery. Of the 127,464 images we took this winter, we have whittled down the mass to a manageable gallery of 500+ images for you to peruse. It took some time but for whatever reason, be it the epic face shot, the beautiful landscape, the smiling faces or the perfect crash sequence, we have created the gallery for us all to relish in one of our greatest wintery seasons ever.  

Shutting Down for the Season

March 15th, 2020|

As of today, Steamboat Powdercats is closing our doors on the 19/20 season due to the obvious reasons.  Last night the Governor of Colorado issued an executive order requiring the closure of downhill ski resorts due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in mountain communities with limited care capacity.  We feel it prudent that we do our part and also shut down our operations.  

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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

OUR HISTORY

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

OUR FAMILY

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

OUR GUESTS

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

OUR TERRAIN

BE AVALANCHE AWARE

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

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