Guided cat-skiing and snowboarding tours are available for powder hounds interested in breaking up their Telluride experience with an approximately 2-hour field trip to some of the deepest backcountry terrain in Southwestern Colorado. Our expert guides lead guests across a wide variety of terrain located atop beautiful Molas Pass, located just a few miles south of the iconic, yet quaint town of Silverton. Tours are approximately 7 hours door-to-door, and participants can expect an average of 10-12 runs over the course of a day (depending on overall group ability), accompanied by a picturesque cat-side lunch.
All participants must be able to ski or ride at an advanced-intermediate level. With access to over 6,000 acres of terrain that includes everything from steeps, chutes, glades, open bowls, and hike-to’s upon request, our guides will pick and choose runs that satisfy the needs of everyone in the group.
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Guided Cat-Skiing and Snowboarding Tours
- Guests must arrange their own transportation to Silverton. We highly recommend spending the night in Silverton to avoid early-morning driving and inclement weather conditions that may result in road/pass closures.
- Please contact the Telluride Adventure Center for directions to Silverton, overnight lodging recommendations, and specific single and private tour pricing and terms.
- We ask that guests provide us with their preferred day and alternate available dates. Trips will be refunded or rescheduled if weather/avalanche conditions are unsafe.
- If weather/avalanche conditions are safe on a given day, there must be a minimum of 5 participants signed up for the trip to go out. If less than 5 guests are signed up, our guides will either refund or reschedule the trip. Multiple individuals from different booked parties can make up a group of 5.
- Each snowcat can hold a maximum of 10 guests. Our guides have access to 2 snowcats, so we can book a maximum of 20 participants in a day.
- Avalanche beacon accompanied by an orientation on proper-use for guests to fully familiarize themselves with the equipment
- Transportation via Kässbohrer PistenBully snowcat to and from snow base and backcountry runs
- Mid-day cat-side lunch
What to Bring/Recommended Attire:
- Guests must provide their own ski boots, skis and poles or snowboard boots and snowboard. Fat skis and longer snowboards are recommended for the deeper snow. We ask those without their own equipment to please contact the Telluride Adventure Center for rental or purchase recommendations.
- Dress for a day of skiing or snowboarding. To ensure maximum warmth and comfort, guests should wear waterproof, breathable, synthetic (non-cotton) layers underneath their waterproof jacket and snow pants. A warm, insulating layer (wool, fleece or synthetic loft) to go over one’s base layers and under their waterproof jacket is also encouraged.
- Participants should also bring their own helmet, goggles, neck gaiters, and hand and/or foot warmers for extra-chilly conditions.
- We highly recommend guests bring a lightweight backpack to store shredded layers, as well as SPF lip balm, sunscreen, their own salty and protein-packed snacks and something to hydrate with. Collapsible water bottles are available for purchase at the Telluride Adventure Center.