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 2 owners for 9 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

To get a feel for the fun, browse our gallery or check out our videos on vimeo or youtube.

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CALL US 719-486-6266


Owners since 2006

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 28 and 19 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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