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.
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.
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.
Since we last wrote, we had just lived through one of the driest January's that we have dealt with. Not only was COVID stressing our system but the lack of snow was painful, to say the least. We were forced to close operations for two and a half weeks in mid-January and the dream of skiing powder was just that, a dream.
We are back in the game! Hallelujah, it snowed again! After being stuck in a spring-like void and not getting snow over [...]
Yesterday we kicked off our 38th season of operation with lots of excitement, gratitude, and Colorado's classic blue bird skies! After continuous planning and adjusting of our day-to-day to match Covid-19 guidelines so our guests and guides can feel safe while skiing powder, it has finally paid off and we couldn't be happier to be floatin' on the freshies once again!
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.