Snowcats, or enclosed trail groomers, are not only important for maintaining Winter Park Resort’s ski trails, but they’re also a fantastic way to see the sights without having to ski or snowboard your way across the dynamic terrain that characterizes Winter Park. Learn more below about this unique tour offered in Winter Park!
Experience Winter Park on a Snowcat
Winter Park Resort offers daily scenic snowcat tours of Winter Park during their skiing season that take visitors on a looped tour of the ski resort’s most renowned beginning, intermediate, and expert trails over the course of two hours. Photo opportunities abound, and there’s a half-hour stop for lunch and sightseeing at The Lodge at Sunspot. Snowcat tours depart at 10:00am and 12:00pm daily, with extra 2:00pm slots on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Prices for these snowcat tours in Colorado range from $54.00 for a reservation made seven days in advance during the regular season outside of peak and holiday dates to $64.00 for walk-in tickets or reservations made two days in advance during peak or holiday dates. Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour.
Off of the resort, Powder Addiction is a local tour guide company that incorporates snowcat tours into your backcountry skiing experience. Located at the base of Winter Park Resort, Powder Addiction takes tour-goers on a journey to Jones Pass, about half an hour away from Winter Park and forty-five minutes away from Denver.
With options for purchasing an individual seat on the snowcat (with a maximum of twelve seats per snowcat) or chartering a private snowcat for a discounted rate, the snowcat tours of Colorado offered through Powder Addiction allow backcountry skiers of all types to enjoy the region’s awesome terrain over the course of a full day (from 8:00am to 3:30pm) of guided skiing. Tour prices include all necessary safety gear, optional ski powdering, catered lunch from Rudi’s Deli, and beer from Steamworks Brewing Company at the conclusion of the tour for guests ages twenty-one and older.
Finally, if you’re willing to make a day trip out of your snowcat tour experience, Estes Park Outfitters offers full-day, full moon, and overnight snowcat tours in Roosevelt National Park, with picturesque views of Estes Park and the Continental divide. Daily tours are priced at $400.00 for eight people and include lunch, while overnight tours cost $950.00 for four people and include dinner and breakfast.
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Our team of reservation specialists is more than happy to provide additional information on these snow cat tours and other fantastic activities and attractions you’ll encounter in Winter Park when you reserve your accommodations with us today! We offer a wide array of rentals, anywhere between 2 bedrooms to five!