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.

 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