Types of Skiing
Snowcat Skiing is the mainstay of our business and our primary focus. For the uninitiated, Snowcat Skiing is the ultimate backcountry powder skiing experience available, anytime, anywhere. Our heated and comfortably appointed snow-cats will take you uphill to our amazing array of terrain, while relaxing and socializing with new-found and old friends and family, only to drop you off with our well-trained guides to ski the best un-tracked powder runs found anywhere in the US.
Our Cats wait at the bottom of each run to begin the return trip up to the top of the next spectacular one. Expect 8 – 12 of these–interrupted only by a gourmet, catered lunch of sandwiches, wraps, soups, teas, and fresh baked goods!
We offer safely guided, advanced to advanced- intermediate, capable powder skiers the best skiing experience imaginable. We ski a full day with plenty of water and snacks on board each cat; you will be pleasantly tired after the days effort!
Upon request, we can tailor our outings to less advanced skiers, BUT, we do not have groomed terrain–the ability and savvy to ski powder, trees and changing conditions are a pre-requisite.
Park City Powder Cats runs 2 (sometimes 3) full (10 clients with 2 guides) cats per day, in separate areas of our vast terrain so as to insure a more private and secluded experience. We have a full size back-up cat in the rare case of a mechanical failure.
Unlike Heli-Skiing, Snowcats offer you the ability to relax, socialize, and warm between runs without the waiting, hype, and anxiety associated with a helicopter; not to mention the cost incurred – please consider this as the best skiing experience possible.
For more advanced and adventurous skier and snowboarding groups we offer privately chartered Heli – Skiing/Riding trips within and outside of our regular Snowcat Skiing/Riding terrain. This is the Ultimate powder experience available in Utah, period. We require reservations at least 48 hours in advance of your trip and, unlike other Heli operations in the USA, we guarantee a full-day experience regardless of the weather conditions present. If the weather does not cooperate or socks in mid-day, we continue on Snowcat. You experience the best of both worlds seamlessly un-interrupted.
We fly one helicopter per day for up to 6 clients in 2 groups. Expect 6+ runs of amazing skiing and snow conditions, with even more vertical than our Snowcat operation can offer. We can custom tailor your ultimate ski day to suit any needs you may have. Our helicopter lease partners have the best ships available with the most qualified pilots anywhere; their track record is impeccable.
Backcountry Skiing trips unlike anywhere. We have vast reserves of incredible and easily accessed backcountry terrain adjacent to, but separate from, our cat and heli-ski’s currently used areas of skiing and riding. We start these daylong outings with our Snowcats to gain critical early morning vertical up to 9000’, where we start skinning, skiing, riding and exploring open bowls, meadows and tree skiing between 10,600’ – 8500’ on the backside of the Thousand Peaks Ranch and beyond. We then arrange afternoon pick-ups to maximize our time spent out in the beautiful and bountiful goods of the Western Uinta Mountains backcountry. Catered lunches and snacks are also provided.