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Silverton Powdercats

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Highway 550 Mile Marker 65, Silverton, CO 81433
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Willwarren wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
I have lived in ski resorts and had one of the best days skiing here with Casey, Zach, jimbo and J. Solid guys. Very good knowledge and fun to ski (snowboard) with
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Flip G wrote a review Feb 2020
Edwards, Colorado36 contributions4 helpful votes
Today was my second time to ski with these guys; my wife’s first. In spite of a lack of new snow and unseasonably warmer temperatures, this crew took us to the the soft stuff! Honestly, I was very skeptical about us having a decent day and that ended up being the farthest thing from our day. The guides took us to protected stashes, kept us safe and kept us laughing all day! Todd, Jimbo and Jared are true professionals and gave us an incredibly fun day! 100% I’d recommend them to anyone wanting a great day in the backcountry!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Scott R wrote a review Mar 2019
Woodstock, Vermont12 contributions1 helpful vote
Located on the Molas Pass, Silverton Powdercats offers a fabulous day of skiing in the San Juan Mountains. The snowcat seats 8 skiers comfortably and transports you to a variety of trails and conditions to ski. Included in the price is a fabulous picnic lunch held outside in the snow with fabulous views. The guides were fabulous and very knowledgeable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our day of skiing and would highly recommend it to those skiers wanted to get away from the major ski areas and base lodges.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Andreas Apostol wrote a review Mar 2019
Colorado22 contributions8 helpful votes
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WOW! I’ll start this off with the obvious. The snow was phenomenal! But more importantly, the team at Silverton Powdercats took such great care of us. SAFETY. We had a solid group of skiers and snowboarders, some of us had already had some backcountry experience. The guys at Silverton Powdercats created the perfect balance of safety and fun. They provided BCA backpacks for those who didn’t have any and ran us through some different scenarios if the worst were to happen. Before each run, they would show us the routes, where to avoid and where to have the most fun. Each run would have a guide in front and behind us, making sure no one was left behind. THE GUIDES. We had three guides. Two skiers, one snowboarder. All of them had years of experience and made it easy to trust them. As I mentioned above, the made it safe and fun. We were able to respect them as our guides but ski/ride with them like they were friends. They called us the day before and made sure we were all good to go and gave us some information on the area, how to get there, and things to do. THE TRIP. We started off at about 9am and finished around 4pm. We booked out an entire cat for our friends bachelor party. As I said, we were a solid group of skiers and riders so we were able to get 10 laps in with just about every type of terrain you could ever want and for us, every single turn was fresh snow. The provided lunch was delicious and the perfect amount of food. By the end of it, we were pretty tired but not completely exhausted. KEEP IN MIND. As I said, we were able to get 10 laps in. Again, we were all pretty good skiers and riders and we were moving fast. Some groups might get less laps, some might get more, but trust that the guides will make the most out of your day. If you can make it work, I recommend that you try to book a private cat and fill it with skiers/riders that are at a similar ability level. Next, is that the snow was amazing for our trip but you are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Again, trust that the guides will do their very best to find you the best snow and terrain. FINISHING NOTES. If you are on the fence about doing this, just do it. You’re in the San Juan National Forest which has to be one the most spectacular locations in all of Colorado! Would we do it again? Absolutely!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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801tylerk wrote a review Mar 2019
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From start to finish our day cat skiing was amazing. Guides (Jimbo, Todd, and Jay) were professional and very talented. Booking and logistics were super easy. Lunch was delicious and in a gorgeous location. The gear I borrowed was very high quality and well maintained. We also had perfect conditions - 2 feet of fresh powder and sunny, on top of a record snowpack. Can't wait until our next trip!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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