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. Much of 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.

12-hour, advance reservation required. Advanced/expert skiers and riders recommended. Snowboarders must be competent in traversing.

Snowbird Mountain School
Snowbird Center, Plaza Deck
(801) 947-8222, in-house ext. 4181
8 am - 4:30 pm Mon – Sun

For reservations after 4:30 p.m., call Spencer Storm: (801) 471-4387.

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 12:30 p.m. – $325/person
Includes breakfast and orientation at Forklift restaurant, pre-public, guided skiing in Mineral Basin, lift ticket and guided backcountry Snowcat skiing.

Private Custom Tour: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – $4,500
Private for up to ten people. Includes breakfast and orientation at Forklift restaurant, pre-public, guided skiing in Mineral Basin, guided backcountry skiing in Snowcat and custom Seven Summits lunch in the field.

Alpine Tours:
Half-Day: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – $300

Full-Day: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – $400
The perfect way to experience backcountry skiing with an experienced guide. The Snowbird alpine tours may be customized for parties looking to experience new terrain. This educational, scenic tour requires the ability to hike with touring skis on and advanced/expert skiing ability. Participants must have touring skis with uphill capability, beacon, probe and shovel. Both trips include lunch. *2 person minimum.

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 activities, lift openings, terrain access and hours of operation are conditions permitting and may change at any time.