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“Excellent company and great powder”

Steamboat Powdercats
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Owner description: Snowcat skiing with Steamboat Powdercats is a unique experience, one that may reward you with the best day of skiing in your life. Though Mother Nature holds the cards to how powder rich your day will be, Steamboat Powdercats has put together a system with friendly guides, cats and infrastructure that should provide you with an excellent day in the Steamboat backcountry. 3 Heated snowcats allow Steamboat Powdercats to group guests by skiing ability so everyone is at their comfortable level. Located on Buffalo Pass, the terrain is conveniently just 20-min from downtown Steamboat Springs, so guests are typically cat skiing by 9:15 am. The skiing terrain is matched to the ability level of the group so it's very important to be honest with us when placing you and your group into our cats. All inclusive tours include everything you'll need for a day in the backcountry, plus photos are included!
New York, New York, United States
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“Excellent company and great powder”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I went at the end of February with a group of 4 snowboarders of varying abilities for the level I tour. The powdercat people run a really professional and friendly operation. Nothing is a problem for the guides -- they are there to make your day as enjoyable and as easy as possible. It was obvious that the guides all love their jobs and this was reflected in their interaction with the people in the group.
The runs catered to a range of ability levels - from open glades for the more intermediate to fairly tight tree runs for more advanced riders. There had been a few inches of fresh snow the night before we arrived. The area that Steamboat Powdercats operates out of is large and there was no problem finding plenty of powder throughout the day.
Some highlights included the really tasty lunch at their mountain hut, complimentary DVD with photographs taken from several of our runs and apres ski beers.
I was provided with a Never Summer powder board which was fun to ride but in retrospect I should have taken my own setup which I am really comfortable riding in powder.
The tours are very popular and seem to book out during peak season. I would love to go with these guys again when I return to Steamboat.

Visited February 2014
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Bedford, New York
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“Best Colorado Skiing”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

If you're headed to Steamboat Springs, CO to ski, you MUST check out Steamboat Powdercats and you won't be disappointed. Three levels of epic skiing, small groups, guided tours through some of the best backcountry skiing CO has to offer. Lunch mid-day at the cabin is a treat and 14,000+ vertical feet of skiing. You'll laugh a lot (guides are awesome), ski Armada JJ's provided (bring your own boots, of course) and enjoy fun in "freshies" all day...guaranteed! .... and no, I don't work for Steamboat Powdercats and didn't get paid to write this review. It's just that good. My 15 & 17 year old boys had as much fun and haven't stopped talking about the day. Enjoy a bit of apres ski back at the office while Kent is preparing your DVD of the pics taken of you during the day skiing. A nice touch to a great day! Ray (@raysclafani)

Visited February 2014
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Waterloo, Canada
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“A must during any ski vacation in Steamboat. Highly recommended.”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Steamboat is known throughout the world for deep light powder and generally you have an excellent chance of enjoying a few fresh powder days during any visit here. But for GUARANTEED fresh powder, you must experience a day with Steamboat Powdercats. They outfit you with the latest fat boys, and take you by van to Buffalo Pass, one of the snowiest places in Colorado about 20 minutes from town. Here the snowcats will take you for a full day of fresh powder, breaking only for a sumptuous lunch in their own mountain hut. I have done it three times now, and it's always a spectacular day of skiing. HIghly recommended!

Visited February 2014
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Mideast U.S.
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“Great operation!”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

These guys will get you into the deep!

Guides are great. Operation is top notch. Very professional and on par with dedicated snowcat trips I've taken up in BC.

They go out of their way to make sure you get a fresh line. The guides at the bottom are radioing up to tell the tail guide where to send you so you get fresh tracks. I've never seen a service do this. Usually after the first few people go, you are skiing tracks.

Great for snowboarders or skiers.

Visited January 2014
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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“Always a great time”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

They always do it right. The cats are great they do a great job with all the guest at all different levels of skiing or riding. The guides are some of the best in the business and make it a ton of fun and are very professional. My group consisted of several who have gone dozens of times and one first timer. The first timer was so impressed she is definitely in for our next trip. It is a little expensive but worth it.

Visited January 2014
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