Snowcat Skiing Discounts

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Show us your season pass (any resort) or lift ticket to Silverton Mountain, Telluride, Wolf Creek or Durango Mountain Resort for a 10 percent discount on snowcat skiing seats

01/25/2013 – The forecast calls for snow through the end of the month. After a slow start to the season, winter has arrived to Colorado.

With January’s thaw and drought behind us, it’s time to catch up on lost powder turns and faceshots.

The San Juan Ski Company, Colorado’s largest snowcat operation, is offering a 10 percent discount on snowcat skiing seats for season pass holders (any resort world-wide) and for DMR, Silverton Mountain, Telluride or Wolf Creek day-ticket holders.

Offer is good on new bookings only. You must mention this promotion when booking reservation.

For all you hard-charging powder fiends who haven’t had their fix of the white stuff this year, make up for lost first tracks and book a snowcat skiing seat.  The SJSC guarantees untracked powder.

Discounted cat skiing seats cannot be booked online. Call 800.208.1780 for details.

Catskiing Discounts on Private Snowcats

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Go Big – fill a snowcat, save $$ and get one free seat, or book a private for two  or more days and save 10 percent each day

Colorado’s largest snowcat operation, the San Juan Ski Company, is offering a rippin’ deal for skiers and riders who want to go big – fill a snowcat with a group of 12 and save $700 (based on single-seat price if booked individually).

And to sweeten the deal, the Durango Mountain Resort-based catskiing outfit is throwing in one free seat that can be used at a later date. Or, if you book a private cat for two or more days, you can save 10 percent each day you book.

Owners Bob and Carrie Rule acknowledge that organizing a group of 12 skiers/snowboarders to commit to a date and cough up the cash for a deposit can be like herding cats in a blizzard.

“We know how hard it is to get a group of 12 people together, so we wanted to compensate trip leaders and give them a free snowcat trip for rallying the group. It is our way of saying thank you,” said Bob Rule, lead guide and operation manager.

This offer is good throughout the season; so round up a posse of 12 powder slayers and catski for $290 per person, plus get one free seat. Price includes powder skis, lunch, snacks, and avy gear (BCA beacon, shovel, and shovel pack).

Groups can save even more if they book lodging at Durango Mountain Resort.  Catskiing guests get 10 percent off lodging units, including ski in ski out, slope side, and nearby properties.  Discounted lodging is not available during holidays.

Faceshots and Freshies 2012 SJSC video

The San Juan Ski Company has had incredible skiing this year. The San Juans have been hit with storms on almost a weekly basis and the snow is piling up.

Based at Durango Mountain Resort and located 23 miles south of Silverton Mountain, the SJSC is Colorado’s largest snowcat operation.

Come and get your own faceshots and freshies!

Click on the link below to see how great skiing has been this year!

Deep discounts on mid-week private snowcats

Take advantage of the best backcountry ski conditions in Colorado and the U.S. and book a mid-week private snowcat for $2,000 with the San Juan Ski Company.

Since October, storms have been tracking south and the Southern San Juans have been hit with fresh powder on almost a weekly  basis. This weather pattern appears to be holding. And, since March typically brings the most snowfall to the San Juans, the next few weeks could be epic.

The snow is piling up and our prices are going down!  Offer is good Monday-Thursday. Private snowcats hold 10, taxes and fees apply. Trips cannot be booked online. Call 1.800.208.1780 for reservations.

Long-awaited storm ends dry spell

Whew! It was a harsh past three weeks when high winds and warm temps forced us to grind to a standstill (after running several great snowcat trips around Christmas). Days without any measurable precipitation turned into weeks of dry weather. We watched, disheartened, as the ridge of high pressure refused to budge and nervously wondered when we could start running snowcat skiing trips again.

Fortunately, the waiting has ended; we are open for business and are ready to ski powder!

The storm that rolled in late Sunday brought around 12 inches to our lower terrain.  The new snow and predicted stormy weather throughout the week and upcoming weekend can tide us through the next dry spell… if needed.  

We appreciate your patience while waiting for more snow and your concerns about upcoming trips. Those of you who have trips booked now through the end of January (or who are thinking about booking a trip) you will have great conditions even if it doesn’t snow this week. The last storm brought enough snow to allow us to ski most of our trees runs; which, till now, needed more coverage.

The Southern San Juans still have one of the deeper snowpacks inColorado.

Forecasters agree: The storm track is changing

Since we are diehard skiers, nothing excites us more at the San Juan Ski Company, Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation, than skiing powder.  If you are like us, you have been spending far too much time online following the weather and keeping track of the next storm (and, like us, are sick and tired of skiing hardpack and junk!)

Warm temps and weird jet streams have contributed to scant snowfall throughout most of the western states.  While the San Juans have one of the deeper snowpacks in Colorado, the SJSC hasn’t run snowcat trips since Dec. 31th when high winds blasted alpine terrain and warm temps melted lower elevation cat roads.  Since then, we haven’t picked up any measureable precipitation in our catski terrain.

However, the storm track appears to be changing…

Forecasters agree that the dominant ridge of high pressure is shifting and may signal an end to the blocking pattern that has pushed recent storms away from Colorado. Snow is predicted in the San Juans late Sunday and a second storm is predicted out of the northwest Monday morning. Local forecasters call for an unsettled northwest flow developing by middle of next week. One national forecaster even predicted a total flip from the current weather pattern. Continue reading