Welcome to the Vail Powder Guides website! Ben and Jenna Bartosz have owned and operated Vail Powder Guides since December 2006. Prior to purchasing VPG, Ben and Jenna worked for the previous owners for 14 and 4 years, respectively. Not only do we have extensive experience skiing and guiding in our ski terrain, but we also have backcountry experiences from years and miles ski touring and mountaineering and we have spent countless hours teaching, coaching and guiding skiing.

Vail Powder Guides is the only guided snowcat skiing outfitter permitted by the USFS to operate in the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area. We run only one snowcat, and our goal every day is to ski fresh tracks in powder snow. Our safety record is one of the very best in the industry, and guest empowerment is our top priority.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website!

We hope to ski with you soon!

Jenna and Ben Bartosz

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CALL US 719-486-6266


Family Owned and Operated

Vail Powder Guides is a small business owned and operated by Ben and Jenna Bartosz since the 2006-2007 powder season. Ben and Jenna have 27 and 18 years, respectively, of working and guiding in our terrain. We operate in the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area under a USFS permit that is administered by the White River National Forest, Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District.

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 Happy Summer!
Vail Powder Guides closed for the season in very early March, and we are very happy we made that decision. As all of our loyal clients know, we operate the safest snowcat powder skiing company in the industry. Now, with a clear surge in COVID-19 cases across the country we are trying to remain optimistic that we will be able to ski powder with our guests next season. Truly, if we don't all look out for each other by wearing masks we lose more days of skiing powder. If we are running next season before a vaccine is available, everyone will be wearing masks (and taking other social distancing measures). For now, we are not going to begin taking reservations until the 1st of September at the earliest. Until then, take care of each other, wash your hands, stay home, and wear a mask if you are out and about.
Our 2021 winter ski season depends on it!
Our very best,
Jenna and Ben and the VPG Crew