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.


SJSC has bragging rights to the best backcountry conditions in the state

It’s full-on winter conditions in the Southern San Juan Mountains!

The storm that blew in February 2nd just keeps on giving. Almost a foot of snow fell Thursday night, followed by four inches Friday; four more on Saturday and eight inches last night. And more snow is predicted this week.

In the past couple of weeks our area has received over four feet of snow.

Skiing has been phenomenal! Almost daily, however, we get calls from people inquiring if we are open. Of course we are! And conditions are great!

We might even have the snowcat skiing bragging rights to the deepest base and best snow in the state.

We started the season with one of the deeper snow packs in Colorado which allowed us to get our roads built before the dry spell, which was also accompanied by high winds and warm temps, hit the state and grounded all snowcat operations. This early snow also allowed us to open earlier than any other snowcat operation in the U.S. We ran several trips in December and after a brief halt in operations, started running trips the middle of January.

Whereas several Colorado snowcat companies are still struggling to build roads or aren’t open due to lack of snow, we are skiing in all of our zones – including alpine bowls and lower elevation trees.

If you are hungry for first tracks, now is the time to schedule a trip. And, as always, we guarantee untracked powder.

Give the gift of powder with SJSC gift certificates

Press Release: Now that most of Colorado’s lifts are spinning and the backcountry beckons with a new blanket of snow, it’s time to ski instead of shopping for Christmas gifts.

For those of you who would rather ski than shop or who can’t find the perfect gift, Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation, the San Juan Ski Company, is offering gift certificates for the VIP’s – very important powder hounds – on your Christmas list. Continue reading

SJSC Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Discounts and Specials

Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation, the San Juan Ski Company, is turning 15 this year and is ready to rock and rip this season. 

To celebrate its anniversary, the independently-owned Durango Mountain Resort-based catskiing outfit is offering monthly discounts on snowcat tours, guided backcountry trips and specials on and around the 15th of every month through April.  Continue reading

SJSC’s powder stashes are southern Colorado’s best-kept secret

Press Release: Just as the San Juan range is a hidden gem in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, so is the San Juan Ski Company, an ‘undiscovered’ snowcat skiing operation that bases out of Durango Mountain Resort in the southwest San Juans.

While most of the ski industry hype lauds resorts along or near the I-70 corridor, Colorado’s largest snowcat company, like the rugged and remote peaks of its namesake, is often overlooked by skiers and snowboarders visiting the state and Front Range recreationalists.

But it hasn’t remained a secret because it is small.

With almost 60 square miles of terrain, the San Juan Ski Co. has more permitted real estate than all Colorado ski resorts combined, is the second largest catski operator in the U.S., and rivals the third biggest catskiing outfit in North America by just a few hundred acres. Continue reading