Snowcats Are On The Move!
Snowcats Are On The Move! We rolled out our first snowcat of the season today and sheeesh, it was DEEP! This December has been nothing less than epic with 114'' in the [...]
Winter Has Arrived!
This past Saturday the snow machine turned on for us here in Colorado and it really hasn't stopped since. The Steamboat Ski Area reported its first recordable snow of the season on Sunday, October 23, with 3-inches. On Monday, another 9-inches dropped and it's snowed every day since. Now that's the way to get this winter going. This now culminates our Powder Prediction Contest and we have a winner who picked the exact amount and date. Of the 100+ predictions we received from you, only 5 picked October 23rd, and only 1 person picked 3 inches.
Powder Prediction Contest
Predict the first snow in Steamboat and win a free day with Steamboat Powdercats for the upcoming season. Now that temperatures are cooling off in the Yampa Valley and we tip toward fall, it is really starting to feel like FACE SHOTS and FRESHIES are coming. Soon enough, our aspen, oak and cottonwood trees will all have changed to red, orange and yellow, daily frost will appear in the mornings and then WHAM a cold front will move in and drop the season’s first layer of white gold.
Thank you for the memories – Booking plan for next winter
We love what we do, where we do it, and who we get to do it with, so it’s bittersweet for us to put the snowcats away, knowing that we won’t get to share our passion for searching out fresh tracks with you for another 8 months. We appreciate your wanting to come back for a visit. Our partnership in the powder is a beautiful thing. Here is the plan as to how we are making bookings for Winter 2022/23, our 40th Anniversary Season!
Our Season of Snow
As a member of the coveted Powdercats Nation, we present to you today our annual State of the Powder Address. We hope this address comes at a time in your season when you are deep in the powder, tired from seeking out endless fresh lines, and eager to get after it again, and again, and again. As a diehard Powdercatter, you have been paying attention to how our season has been going. More than likely you have already visited us and can read this with a smile knowing that our time has come.
Patience Is A Virtue
Patience Is A Virtue Well, our patience paid off as the weather turned around making the skiing on Buffalo Pass as epic as ever! Thanks to 36'' that refreshed our terrain over [...]
State of the Powder
We feel it necessary to let everyone know how conditions are fairing up on Buffalo Pass. It's been nearly a month since we last received any substantial snow. The late December to early January storm was epic and set us up nicely for the entire season, but since then it just hasn't snowed much at all. The short and mid-term forecast is also looking dry so if you are booked on a trip with us from now till mid-Feb, here is what to expect.
Let the Games Begin!
Our 2022 Season Begins Today After 3-feet of snow over the past 2 weeks, we are launching our 2021-22 season today. This is the 39th season in the storied Powdercats history. We [...]
Today was our first mission up to Buffalo Pass for the 2021-22 season. We rallied up on sleds to check out snow conditions and see what Mother Nature has provided us. No skiing today, just sledding around, poking in the snow, checking on the cabin, and basic, snow safety exploration.
Our calendar is now live
Hey Powdercatters, We are now ready for your immediate bookings. Private cats and non-private cats can book trips from here on out. Click here to view our calendar. Some things to consider this year:
Launching our Rates, Dates & Booking Procedures for 2022
We've published our dates, rates, how we will book trips starting on May 27, new tweaks to our operations, and much more. We hope all of you are doing well, are vaccinated or immune somehow to COVID, and carrying on with your amazing life. As we do at this time of year, here is our plan for booking trips for next season. It's time to rally your crew, talk things over, and let us know about your powder day with us next winter.
NOW HIRING – Head of Maintenance/Lead Mechanic Position
For the 20/21 season, the Steamboat Powdercats Maintenance Team is looking for a new team member! We’re offering an exciting position with the country’s leading snowcat ski operation for the 20’-21’ season and beyond. This position runs from November through March, during
Onto Next Season
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.
That’s A Wrap!
Well folks, after a wild ride of a season (and year), we enjoyed our last day of powdercattin' with some wintery weather and 9" inches of fresh with some more throughout the day for some free refills!! We had our fingers crossed for some soft landings on the last day and we were happily surprised when we took our first turns this morning.
The Train Keeps on Rollin’
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.