Grateful, relieved, satisfied, thankful, and excited for next year are some of the sentiments our staff has been expressing now that this '20/'21 season is behind us. Wow, what a season it was. We are grateful and thankful to all of you who braved a global pandemic and shared your time with us.
Last year today we closed our doors for the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What a year it has been. This isn't happening this year as more snow fell today on top of yesterday's crazy storm. Life is deep and fresh and the weather and virus gods are being kind to us here at the moment.
We are back in the game! Hallelujah, it snowed again! After being stuck in a spring-like void and not getting snow over [...]
After much review, we at Steamboat Powdercats are postponing our snowcat skiing opening day to January 1. In December, we will still be offering our non-motorized backcountry ski tours and avalanche course's on select dates, pending more snow.
For all you heli-skiers who may be freaking out that you might not be going to Canada for your annual powder pilgrimage, don't worry, we are here for you. This winter with our private cat only, 6-guest maximum in the snowcat operations plan, we feel we are a great pivot if in fact travel plans for US citizens do get put on hold due to COVID-19.
Our first snow has come and gone for the season, falling on September 9th, 2020. We have now finalized our COVID-19 Operations and Mitigation plan for this upcoming winter season, and are taking reservations for private cats only currently. Full details of our pricing, mitigations, and shifts in our operations...
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.
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.
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.
Every year, we hear it from our guests that it is becoming harder and harder to book trips with us as our calendar fills up fast. We applaud everyone for wanting to come and have created a loyal following of returning guests who rebook their same day of the week year in and year out. We are laying it out now so everyone knows how to rebook or get in line for next seasons powder day with us.