Dates and Rates

Opening day is December 18, 2020, with our closing day being March 28, 2021

Due to COVID-19, for the 2020/21 season, we will only be offering private cats with an 6-guests maximum for the rate of $7,200 (updated September 25, 2020)

We realize this is going to impact our individual guests and small groups who love visiting us. For all of you, we are deeply sorry. If you can, get with your crew, and let’s reserve you a private cat. As improved COVID-19 testing becomes available, we may be able to accommodate a limited number of individual seats per day. Be sure to complete an inquiry on our booking calendar (click here) if you are one of these individuals or smaller groups as we’d love to have you on the waitlist in case things change.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have to pivot our operations due to the global pandemic. Please review our COVID-19 Operations and Mitigation Plan here if you need more information.

Avalanche course – $600. We are offering this 3-day course on Dec 27-29, 2019 and Jan 3-5, 2020

Alpenglow Experiences – add an extra hour onto your trip for $1200 extra.  Alpenglow tours only offered in Feb and March.

Backcountry Ski and Splitboard Tours (non-motorized) – $525 for first guests and $250 for each additional (4ppl max).



By organizing private cats only we feel we can minimize our COVID risk

RATE – $7,200

This rate includes all the SPC goodies and budgets in known and unknown COVID-19 related expenses


Once and if we can add more guests to our snowcats we will let trip leaders know immediatley

A Day With Us Includes:

  • 8 – 16 runs

  • 8,000 – 14,000 vertical feet per day

  • 3 guides per snowcat

  • Use of our Armada skis and Never Summer snowboards

  • BCA Tracker II avalanche beacons, shovel and probe

  • Due to COVID-19, we have to shift our food service program.  For the 2020/21 season, we will be having boxed lunches served outside in the elements.  There will be no breakfast option available this winter.

  • Optional courtesy shuttle to and from your lodging

  • A photographer capturing the magic on 2-3 runs. $2 per image or $20 for full download of all images. Check out images from our trips here.

  • Due to COVID-19 our rost trip party at our office will have to be cancelled

  • A private trip with your best friends ripping powder.  We know that COVID-19 has impacted all of our skiing and riding options.  Our pivot to private cats only this season will assure you that you will be skiing and riding with only your favorite people.


Freshies all day – experience the deepest snowpack anywhere in Colorado


Aspen groves so perfectly spaced, it’s like they were made to be skied


Our terrain and awesome guides make for one unforgettable ski day

Our 3 heated cats allow us to group our guests by skiing ability so everyone is at their comfortable level. Our terrain, located on Buffalo Pass Colorado, is conveniently located just 25-min from downtown Steamboat Springs, so we are typically on snow by 9:30 am. We look to match terrain to your ability level and that of the group so it’s very important to figure out what snowcat you should be on.

Buffalo Pass, our point of operations, annually records some of the deepest snow depths in Colorado. In May of 2011, Buffalo Pas actually recorded the deepest snowpack level ever seen in Colorado’s history. The cold, dry and stormy weather in Steamboat Springs makes for localized orographic uplifting conditions that provide us with, at times, extraordinary snow quantity and quality.

Buffalo Pass, located just north of the Steamboat Ski Area and across Fish Creek Canyon, is where Steamboat Powdercats has been operating our snowcat skiing tours since 1983. Did we mention that it’s Colorado’s deepest annual snowpack?


This Alpenglow experiences are for private cats only, from February 1st until the end of the season. Instead of finishing at 3:45 pm, we extend the tour an extra hour to 4:45 pm and rip up the powder in the magic, Alpenglow light.