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

The Best Season Ever?

February 18th, 2020|

After yesterday's 26" in 24-hr snowfall and a 38" in the past 36-hours pounding, we have been reflecting on the significance of this powder filled season and the historic reality that we are living in.  As powder junkies we live for the moment and relish in the now.  When we get fresh snow, even a few inches, life is good.  But when we get snow like we have this season, we are all smiles and perfectly happy to know that we are living our dream. To put what is happening into a historical perspective, sit and spin on some of these statistics:


February 11th, 2020|

My, oh, my, what a wonderful day. Plenty of sunshine headin' our way. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay! Mister Bluebird's on our shoulder. It's the truth, it's amazing Everybody was fantastic Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!


February 7th, 2020|

Holy cow. Snowmageddon is here and is in full force. It has snowed and snowed and would you believe it...it's still snowing! During this storm cycle we've received 29'' with 22'' of that being delivered just within the last 24 hours!! Insane amounts.

Chill Pow

February 5th, 2020|

Powder days make our world spin round and round.  Without it, out lives would be hard packed, bumped out and much less glorious.  After yesterday and todays storm, the powders were fresh and deep and all up in our way.  A 10" layer of snow laid wait for us and our people were once again blown away by the powder party we get to have.


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