Gear, Grub & the Great Outdoors

As guides we spend a lot of time exposed to the snow and the cold. In our job as professional guides staying warm, dry, and comfortable is an important requirement, as is nailing turn after turn in bottomless powder, corn, and, sometimes even crud (yikes!). Form, function and durability have to come together in a successful blend before a product will stand up to the rigors of professional (ab)use. Our partners are chosen as this is the gear that most likely will excel under all weather and snow conditions.

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests 

Our special use permit is managed by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests. All the land that we ski and ride in is managed by the National Forest so our permit is an integral part of our operation.

Armada Skis

An industry leader in freesking equipment founded in the early 2000’s by professional skiers. Armada skis will help you float and carve through whatever conditions Buffalo Pass has to offer. 

Never Summer Industries

Based in Denver, Colorado, Never Summer Industries have been making snowboards since 1983. Their years of experience in testing and perfecting snowboard designs and construction methods means you get the best board during your trip with us.

Backcountry Access

As a leader in the backcountry safety gear industry, BCA takes sending people into the backcountry seriously. At Steamboat Powdercats, we make your safety our top priority, and we trust BCA products.


Marmot has grown quite a bit since their humble beginnings in 1974, but one thing has never changed; their commitment to designing the highest quality performance products.

Grass Sticks

Beautifully handcrafted, high-performing, eco-friendly bamboo ski poles made in Steamboat Springs. They’ve used the best ‘boo in the world to take essential outdoor products to the next level of performance, all while improving durability and strength.

Steamboat Meat And Seafood

The Steamboat Meat and Seafood Company has been our caterer for our Level I and II cabin lunches and moonlight tours for many, many years. Established in 1982, they are both a USDA Inspected Facility and HACCP Certified Facility, providing the freshest seafood and healthiest meats to the Rocky Mountains.

Yampa Sandwich Company

The Yampa Sandwich Company provides the perfect packed lunch for our Level III lunches – where we have lunch in the snowcat. These sandwiches will keep you energized lap after lap and taste oh so good. 


Born and bred in Steamboat Springs.  Lots of our friends work at Smartwool and we love sporting their quality Merino wool performance products on our staff.  

Steamboat Coffee Roasters

Local, passionate, committed, family, and delicious are all the good qualities that we at SPC like to promote.  Eric and his crew have it going on and help us power up every morning before we get into the cats.  

Storm Peak Brewing Company

Beer freeks unite!  We have a quality, local craft brew for you during our apres powder party.  You worry, you won’t be thirsty after leaving us. Yummy beer is good. 

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation

Our powder friends at Steamboat keep us all happy and healthy when we are not up in our little slice of heaven on Buffalo Pass.  Ski Corp assists us in the maintenance of our snowcats among other things.  Though we aren’t part of their corporation, we share many similar values and love skiing and riding the abundant powder in the Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest. 

Powder7 Ski Shop

The team at Powder7 resell our Armada powder skis after every season. They help coordinate our fleet and will assist in a purchase of these ski’s or in the thousands of other gear options you’ll find on their website. Jordan and Amy, Zack and their crew hold the same customer service principles and skiing souls as we do. Learn about their team here.