How will we book trips and what is the cost?
Based on a Colorado’s Safer at Home Order (10th amendment August 21, 2020), we are limited to a maximum of 10 guests per snowcat coming from two household/travel units, not including our staff.
Here at SPC, we strive to be the best in the industry. Our systems have been put in place so that the safety of our team is held to a higher standard. Because of this, and with COVID-19 in mind, we are going to be running only private cats this winter trips with 6 guests maximum, working with one trip leader who manages their group, payments, guest information, and responsibilities. We feel this method works best with the mitigations we are planning for this winter.
We are exploring options to increase occupancy in the cat if the entire group gets a PCR test within 72-hrs and provide us proof that all guests on the snowcat are COVID free. But, as of September 2020, we will only be booking private snowcats with trip leaders who are good with the 6 guest maximum for now. If and when this capacity limit evolves, we will let everyone know immediately.
Regarding pricing, our costs for running a snowcat remain the same regardless of capacity. Additionally, we have to budget for some known and unknown COVID related expenses. Therefore, rates for a private cat this year will be $7,200.
We will be contacting all of you who have placed reservations with us for this coming winter. For those who have already booked private cats, you have the first shot at re-reserving that cat on the same day you currently have booked. Please review the below information so that when we call, you are okay with this plan, the 6 guest capacity, and 20/21 pricing, so we can move forward with a traditional 50% deposit.
For those of you who are holding a non-private cat space, we will reach out to ask each and every one of you if you would like to pivot to booking a private cat. If this is something you know you’d be interested in, please contact us ASAP. Depending on how many people can pivot to a private cat, we will then book the cat based on whose reservation was put into our system first for that day. For those smaller groups that don’t have 6 guests to fill out a private cat, there may be options to coordinate your travel units together so you can organize a private cat on your own.
For all of our guests who are part of our “6th trip is free” loyalty program, we are skipping this season. Any accrued days you have currently with us will bump to the 2022 season where we will pick things where we left off. That said, if you do come on a private cat this year it will be included in your “6th trip free” accrual.
Remember, all of this may change, and we applaud your patience and understanding as we re-launch our booking calendar and head full steam into our winter season.