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
Closed for the season

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

Closed for the season

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. – $350/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.

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.

Click here for information on Alpine Backcountry Tours.

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

Cancellation Policy
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.