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“If there is powder out there, these folks will find it.”

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!
Reviewed 5 March 2014

If you go to Steamboat and love powder skiing Steamboat Powdercats is a must do. Operating on Buffalo Pass gives this operation a huge amount of terrain to choose from. From the moment you arrive ,you realize this is a first class operation. The day starts with a light continental breakfast and the its a short van ride off to Buffalo Pass. On your first ride up the guides will give you a safety speech and let you know what to expect. The guides are totally professional,extremely friendly and are there to make sure you have a good time. I have been lucky enough to ski with this group 4 times and have never been disappointed. My most recent trips where with my son.Sixteen runs on a level 111 cat ,awesome. The snow was great and lots of wide grins everywhere. So thanks to guides Kevo,Kyle and Brie.A word to the wise if you want to make sure of a seat book it early. another great thing to do is get a group of friends together and book a private Cat. You wont be sorry.

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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.

Thank Kingsley S
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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)

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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!

2  Thank Waterloonie
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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.

Thank kitertodd
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