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Steamboat Powdercats - Day Cat Skiing

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USD 750

Revel in Steamboat's deep dry powder

Location: USA | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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USD 750
Cat skiing with Steamboat Powdercats makes the perfect adjunct to a Steamboat ski vacation. Take in some resort skiing and then head out for a day with Steamboat Powdercats. Or if you know you’ll be hooked on riding virgin powder, go cat skiing for as many days as you’re able!
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Steamboat Powdercats Day Cat Skiing Tours

Steamboat Powdercats is the crème de la crème of Colorado snowcat skiing, and if you head out in the backcountry with them, you’ll definitely look like a powder cat that’s got the cream!

So why is Steamboat Powdercats the ultimate cat skiing experience? Everything is first-class, from the snowcat to the food, the service, and most importantly the powder. The powder at the Steamboat ski resort is renowned for being light, dry, and deep, yet with Steamboat Powdercats the powder is better because it’s even deeper. The average snowfall per season is over 500 inches (about 13 metres). This is the sort of powder that will get you salivating, or if you’re a real powder hound, you’ll be drooling!

You can book as a solo skier/boarder, a small group or rent entire snowcat for up to 10 guests plus 2 guides (the cost per person works out about 10% cheaper per person if you fill a cat with your private group).

Daily packages include a full day of guided cat skiing (approx 10 - 14 runs (8 guaranteed), 12,000 vertical feet), breakfast, lunch and snacks, use of avalanche beacon, powder skis & poles and return transfers to/from your lodging in Steamboat.

This short video teaser will give you an idea of what to expect....

Rates & Inclusions 

2022 Rates

PRIVATE GROUP - $7,500 per cat (private group max 10 guests with 2 guides)
SINGLE SEAT - $750 per person (mixed group max 10 guests with 2 guides)

  • prices & payments are in USD
  • only single credit card can be used for private cat bookings
  • prices include all taxes
  • Full day of guided cat skiing; 8 runs guaranteed (max 10 guests per cat)
  • Pre-packaged, breakfast burrito or breakfast sandwich (meat or veggie option)
  • Use of avalance safety gear
  • Use of powder boards, skis & poles
  • Transfers to/from your lodging
  • Pick-up & drop-off from Steamboat Lodging
  • Photography service - complimentary low-res images
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Steamboat Powdercats Terms & Conditions

Minimum guest policy
For our cats to operate, we require a five person minimum (5-Fly Rule). When making a reservation as an individual or a group of less than five, if we do not reach the five guest minimum prior to your scheduled day, we may have to switch your day, merge you into another cat or refund your money. Please contact us prior to your trip to see if there are any difficulties in reaching this minimum requirement.

If for some reason we cannot accommodate your trip due to this 5-Fly Rule, we will refund all of your deposit money.

Payment policy
When making a reservation for 2 or more people, we require that the group leader pay for all those whom he or she is making the reservation for. If the group leader is not interested in paying the 50% deposit and the final payment for those in the group, then the group leader needs to have all other interested parties initiate the reservations on their own. We will not hold space for your group if everyone is booking individual seats. Group leaders may also coordinate credit cards for others in the party and provide those for our reservation team at the time of booking.

When booking a private cat, we require 1 credit card for all the billings. Thus a trip leader must be in charge and be reimbursed by those they ask to come along. If one of their guests cancels, then they must collect the cancellation fee or find another guest to fill their space and not us.

We finalize payments 72-hours to the date of your trip. You do not need to call us, we will just run the credit card on file.

You can book all your own reservations online via our Powder Portal under the Calendar tab at the top of this website. We assume when you book a reservation online that you have reviewed all of our cancellation policies and understand and agree to all terms we have set up. Calling us as well to place a reservation is fine.

Cancellation and refund policy
At the time of booking we require a 50% non refundable deposit. Final payment is taken 72-hours prior to your trip. You do not need to call us to place the final payment. Unless told otherwise, we will just place the final payment on the credit card you put the initial deposit on.

powder eights steamboat skiingIf you cancel your reservation outside of 72-hours you will forfeit the 50% deposit. If you cancel within 72-hours, you will lose the entire trip cost.

Due to this strict policy, we urge you to purchase activity insurance, available for 10% of the activity cost. This insurance protects the investment you have made into your powder skiing adventure. Our activity insurance is good for all reasons except for Mother Nature, up to 72-hours prior to your trip. Within 72-hours, this insurance will only allow you to cancel for a medical emergency. A doctor’s note will be required for all medical emergencies. At the time of booking, we give you 24-hours to think about and to pick up the insurance. You will have the opportunity to read about this in the email confirmation that our reservation system will automatically send you. If you wish to pick up the insurance just email us back via that email confirmation. Once again, you can only pick up the insurance within 24-hrs of making the reservation.

Please understand our strict cancellation policy and respect our mutual commitment. We are reserving seats on our snowcats for you and your group; thus we are now turning away potential guests on, and you are coming on this selected day.

Your trip is 100% transferable. If you have to cancel and can find someone else who will just pay you the monies owed, we will allow for this as long as your replacement comes on the day of your reservation and in that ability level that we placed you into. If we have to refund and then take a new payment, we will do this for a 10% cancellation/transaction fee.

skiing powder in steamboat springs coloradoPlease do us all a favor and make sure you review the email confirmation that our system will generate and send to you. Double check the date, number of guests and ability level of the day as well as all of our policies and the activity insurance information.

There is no way that you can move forward in a reservation with Steamboat Powdercats and not read or hear us talk about these policies. So, it should come as no shock to you, when you call us to cancel your trip, that our strict cancellation policies will play into non-refundable payments and you or your group will not be getting refunded or credited any amount of money in return.

Over the years we have worked with tens of thousands of guests and we hope you understand our policies and respect the non-refundability of your deposit and final payment. If it wasn’t for these policies, our operation would be unable to thrive year after year after year.

If for some reason we have to cancel due to lack of snow or mechanical failure prior to your trip date, then we will credit your money to another trip in season based on availability or the following season without any administration fee. If you’d like a refund immediately then we will do so minus a $60/individual guest or $600/private cat administration fee.

Fuel Surcharge
Please note that a fuel surcharge may be added to our published rates, at the time before your final payment, 72-hours prior to your trip. A surcharge of $10-$20, at the most, may be added if changing fuel economies dictate. You will be notified prior to final payment if this occurs. We ask for your patience and understanding if fuel costs fluctuate to the point where a fuel surcharge may be added.

What happens if a snowcat breaks or has mechanical problems during my trip?

If a mechanical breakdown occurs to one of our snowcats during your trip, we apologize in advance as this is never something that we wish to happen. Your patience is appreciated if this occurs to your group while on the Pass. We will do our best to fix the problem on site and may need to shuffle you and your group around with another cat while the issue is being fixed.

If we have to, we may require skiing down and off the Pass before our traditional down time.

We guarantee 8 runs per day. We average 10-14 runs, but guarantee 8 no matter the length of run. So, if your cat breaks down or the guides deem the snow to be to dangerous (think ice or heat/air crust), then we will divide however many runs you completed by 8 and credit or refund you the runs that you were owed.

If for some reason we have to cancel due to lack of snow or mechanical failure before your tour happens then we will credit your money to another trip in season based on availability or the following season without any administration fee. If you’d like a refund immediately then we will do so minus a $50/individual guest or $500/private cat administration fee.