Advanced reservations are required. Payment information will be collected when date availability is confirmed.


$550.00 per seat and $6000.00 per buyout of all 12 seats in the snowcat passenger cabin.

Included in the price: A day with Vail Powder Guides includes a FULL day of guided, backcountry powder skiing, free use of our powder-specific skis or snowboards , customer-centered guiding services, and an efficient and tasty lunch at our yurt. We operate when conditions provide soft powder and fresh tracks. We ski 3500 acres of terrain on all aspects on the compass with open bowls, treed glades, and steeper, tighter tree skiing. We are an independently owned small business, completely unsupported and separate from nearby ski resorts. VPG guides are all about skiing as much as we can every day. On great days we can easily log 10-12 powder runs that average about 1000 ft in vertical(1200ft during better snow years). Most of our drop-offs are above timberline at 12,000 feet, granting us amazing 360′ views on sunny days.

Deposit/Cancellation Policy

A 40% deposit is required at the time the reservation is placed.

If you cancel your reservation:

You must cancel your reservation more than 14 days prior to your reservation date in order to receive a refund from your deposit. If you cancel within 14 days, you will lose your entire deposit.

If we cancel your reservation:

VPG has higher standards for snow conditions than many of our competitors. Therefore, we may cancel your trip due to unsafe or undesirable snow conditions (i.e. breakable wind and/or sun crust). In that case, we will refund your deposit. VPG retains the right to refund your deposit up to 30 days after the scheduled date of your trip.

Call 719-486-6266 or contact us at our e-mail address: info@vailpowderguides.com.

The Full Snowcat

$6000.00 per buyout of all 12 seats in the snowcat. There are many reasons to book a full snowcat, especially if you are hoping to get as many runs as possible. We operate ONLY ONE snowcat in our huge and varied terrain. Booking the entire snowcat, allows us to better cater to your needs. Vail Powder Guides offers the best value, most fun, and highest level of safety in the business.

Heads Up!
COVID19 update: we are very hesitant to play any role in spreading the illness. It is impossible for any passenger cabin to allow for social distancing, ours included. We will remain closed until further notice.
Vail Powder Guides has not run a trip since Monday March 2nd, primarily due to a lack of fresh snow and an abundance of sun. Now March, in order for us to return to skiing requires more than 8 inches of fresh snow with cold temps and continuing snow in the forecast. 
So, when significant snowfall does return, VPG will carefully assess the current status of the virus and will err on the side of caution when determining whether we run the trip or not. It is VERY likely that we will be shutting down operations for the rest of the season.
We will keep this bulletin updated.
Our very best,
Jenna and Ben and the VPG Crew