We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1724 Mount Werner Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-2114
Phone Number:
+1 970-879-5188
07:30 - 19:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00

Snowcat skiing with Steamboat Powdercats is a unique experience, one that...

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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 30 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Great Service, Found Fresh Pow Despite Weather

Steamboat Powdercats is an extremely professional organization with great service. I was particularly impressed that they were able to find fresh snow throughout the day, despite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gregory P
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 30: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Steamboat Powdercats is an extremely professional organization with great service. I was particularly impressed that they were able to find fresh snow throughout the day, despite the lack of fresh snowfall the week prior. The guides keep excellent track of where they've been so they can avoid overusing certain areas. Additionally, the photographer was awesome and got some great shots,... More 

Thank Gregory P
Denver, CO
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really excellent outfit. They customized the runs to exactly what the group could handle, and made the day really fun. Super professional, courteous and great attitudes all around. Could not have been better. Can't wait to get back.

Thank Walker F
The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Took my 18 yo son for his first trip. The crew was awesome! The skiing and service were really great! The lunch was fun at a remote cabin. It was great that they have a photographer take some cool action pictures. I would recommend but plan early, spots fill early.

Thank kallie2011
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have lived here for 35 years, and have always wanted to do this tour! I have heard many good things about them, and it would be a fun way to get away from the crowds, and tourists that crowd the slopes!! I believe you can bring your own lunch too, so I would call them and see! Buffalo Pass... More 

Thank Runa T
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Now these guys know what they are on about ! Really well trained guides who know the stuff i have done this in Aspen while it was good it was no steamboat

Thank powderpig16
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Had a great time with Steamboat Powdercats. As we haven't done a lot of snowcat/backcountry skiing, it was nice to have their guidance re ability levels. We ended up doing an am intermediate, afternoon expert trip and it was absolutely perfect to get warmed up a bit in the morning, before hitting the more challenging stuff in the afternoon. Everyone... More 

Thank pintail64
Westfield, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Despite no fresh snow for several days prior to our outing, Steamboat Powdercats delivered a terrific day in the backwoods. A blue sky day and professional guides delivered fun, challenges and untracked snow - run after run. A class organization and well run -

Thank Chris W
Steamboat Springs, CO
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We've been fortunate to go with Powdercats several years in a row, and it never disappoints. Bluebird day this year with golden light on the aspens, sparkling fields of snow and amazing guides! Tummy food in the comfortable cabin.

Thank debpuffin
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I went on a level 2 cat on a mini-powder day (6 inches) on 2/19. The crew (Andy, Phil, Todd) were great. They got us out of the office and on the hill fast. The operation is super well organized and professional. The terrain was varied from snow fields, to aspen groves, to ridges and gulleys. We constantly went in... More 

Thank JSidBoston_MA
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
365 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

If you want to experience cat-skiing this is the way to do it. Very well-run operation, excellent guides, full of energy, enthusiasm, professional. Very comfortable snow-cat for the rides between runs. We were lucky enough to get a blue sky day with lots of fresh powder and our guides did not disappoint in getting us down some super runs. A... More 

Thank travla67

Travellers who viewed Steamboat Powdercats also viewed

Steamboat Springs, CO

Been to Steamboat Powdercats? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Steamboat Powdercats staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?