Bask in the Glow

Skiing and riding under an Alpenglow sky can be one of life’s greatest experiences. Photographers call it Magic Light or The Golden Hour as the light illuminated via an Alpenglow sky turns to hints of gold, orange, red and pink, all at the same time. For all of us who love skiing and snowboarding in the mountains of Colorado and here in Steamboat Springs specifically, you know what we are talking about. 

This experience is for private cats only, from February 1st till the end of the season. Instead of finishing your last run at 3:45 pm, we extend the tour to 4:45 pm and cat ski in the Magic Light of the Alpenglow.

Alpenglow Hour

For the winter season 2020/21, we will still be offering this Alpenglow option for your private cat. Your group will get an extra hour on the snow, equating to 2-3 additional runs under possibly the most beautiful lighting conditions you’ve ever skied in. Unlike the other alpenglow tours, this Alpenglow Hour can be added during the day of your trip. Just let the guides know (before noon please) and they will be happy to carry the trip an extra hour longer in the day.  

Cost is $1200 extra.

Your time commitment for this tour is from 7:30am to 6:15pm.

Alpenglow Aprés Hour

Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering this option to our private cats for the 2020/21 season.

Add an extra hour-long Aprés party at our cabin after your extra hour on the snow. After your 2-3 extra runs, we’ll go to our cabin for appetizers and libations with your crew. This Aprés Tour needs to be arranged at least 24-hours prior to your scheduled private cat so we can cater the appetizers. While we do provide the fun, we do not provide any alcohol for you while at the cabin, so it is BYOB.

Cost is $1450 extra.

The time commitment for your group would be from 7:30 am to 7:45 pm.

Alpenglow Dinner Tour

Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering this option to our private cats for the 2020/21 season.

The Alpenglow Dinner Hour adds the extra hour on the snow plus a private 3-course dinner at our cabin. Think 2 to 3, maybe even 4 runs, then a catered dinner at our mid-mountain cabin.

This add on is $4500 extra.

The time commitment for this Alpenglow Dinner Hour is 7:30 am to 9:30(ish) pm.

Buffalo Pass, located just north of the Steamboat Ski Area across Fish Creek Canyon, and is where Steamboat Powdercats has been operating our snowcat skiing tours since 1983.


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