Snowcat Skiing for Nature
Snowbird Snowcat Skiing for Nature is a guided backcountry ski experience in upper American Fork Canyon including five distinct areas: Sinner’s Pass, Pagan Basin, and Borussia in Mineral Basin, Miller Hill and Mary Ellen Gulch. This terrain is located on Snowbird’s private property south and east of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Half day, custom and private tours are available for groups up to 10 people.
Snowbird Guides - Closed for the Season
Snowbird Center, Level 1
Snowcat Skiing for Nature
Proceeds from the Snowbird Snowcat Skiing for Nature program benefit the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation and the Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership, working with volunteers to improve the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Salt Lake City’s drinking water. *All guided trips include avalanche transceiver.
Morning Half-Day Tour: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – $395/person
Includes breakfast and orientation at Forklift restaurant (Plaza Deck, Snowbird Center), pre-public, guided skiing in Mineral Basin, lift ticket, guided backcountry snowcat skiing. Ski terrain includes the majestic Mary Ellen Gulch, rolling terrain and aspen trees of Miller Hill and the north-facing slopes of Pagan Basin. Advanced/expert skiers and riders recommended. Snowboarders should be competent with traversing and brief uphill travel. *Meet time is 730 a.m. at Forklift on Level 3 Snowbird Center.
Private Custom Tour for up to 10 people: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – $4,500
Includes breakfast and orientation at Forklift restaurant (Plaza Deck, Snowbird Center), pre-public, guided skiing in Mineral Basin, guided backcountry skiing in Snowcat, custom lunch in the field. Ski terrain includes the majestic Mary Ellen Gulch, rolling terrain and aspen trees of Miller Hill and the north-facing slopes of Pagan Basin. *Meet time is 730 a.m. at Forklift on Level 3 Snowbird Center.
Modern powder ski technology is recommended. Equipment is available at a discount rate the day prior through Snowbird Sports. All participants should be advanced skiers in physical condition for high altitude exertion in variable snow and weather conditions. Participants must wear a beacon, which will be provided.
All refunds are subject to a $50 per reservation processing fee. Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to your reservation date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 30 days or less are not subject to refund. Snowbird reserves the right to cancel any reservation due to conditions beyond our control. If Snowbird cancels for any reason, you will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
*All activities, lift openings, terrain access and hours of operation are conditions permitting and may change at any time.