Snowcat Skiing for Nature
Snowbird Snowcat Skiing for Nature is a guided backcountry ski experience in the previously unaccessed Mary Ellen, lower Mineral Basin and Miller Hill areas south and east of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Half-day tours are available for groups as large as 10 people or may be purchased on an individual basis.
Snowcat skiing is for advanced and expert skiers and riders with off-trail skiing experience.
Snowbird Mountain School
Snowbird Center, Plaza Deck
(801) 947-8222, in-house ext. 4181
8 am - 4:30 pm Mon – Sun
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.
Morning Half-Day Tour: 7:30 a.m. to noon – $300
Includes breakfast and orientation at The Forklift, pre-public, guided skiing in Mineral Basin, lift ticket, and exclusive access to guided backcountry skiing with snowcat support. Not recommended for snowboarders as tour includes some short skis-on hikes. Advanced/expert skiers only.
Beacons will be provided for all participants. Current technology powder-specific skis are highly recommended. Try out the Dynastar Cham High Mountain 107 from Snowbird Sports, and receive a 20% demo ski rental discount.
*All activities, lift openings, terrain access and hours of operation are conditions permitting and may change at any time.