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


We are reviewing our operating plans for the upcoming COVID season, and will list our rates this fall. Please call with any questions, 719-486-6266.

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

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.

The upcoming 2020-2021 season will mark the 15th anniversary of Vail Powder Guides. We remain hopeful that we will be skiing powder next season with our good friends, aka guests and/or clients. If we all need to adhere to limited group sizes, VPG is prepared to employ many small changes to our day that will minimize any sharing of aerosols. For more information about these precautions or Vail Powder Guides' upcoming season and reservations, please email us at info@vailpowderguides.com or call us at 719-486-6266.
You can also begin the powder skiing process by submitting a reservation request via our website's Book Now page. Thank you!
Our very best,
Jenna and Ben and the VPG Crew