Be the first to leave your tracks.
By Leah Perri
Located in the nearby Uinta Mountains lies Thousand Peaks Ranch, home to perfect conditions for those seeking the dry, fluffy powder that Utah is famous for. Park City Powder Cats (PCPC), established in 1993, offers a unique opportunity to ski on 45,000 acres of some of the best terrain — and freshest powder — in the state.
Whether you’re looking for steep runs and big bowls, or more gentle slopes and open tree skiing, PCPC has the answer. For the uninitiated, snow-cat skiing is the ultimate backcountry powder experience. With peaks up to 11,000 feet, there are innumerable opportunities to find that ever-elusive first-tracks- powder-day. PCPC’s heated and well-appointed snow cats will whisk you to run after run of untracked powder. Expect 8-12 runs in a day, “interrupted” only by a catered lunch of sandwiches, soups and baked goodies slope side amidst the Uintas’ stunning backdrops.
General Manager Ron Baldis knows that the growing popularity of backcountry skiing isn’t going away anytime soon. “Because we operate on private land, we’ve been able to double our terrain in the last six years with the addition of new cat roads. We now have four snow cats and the brand new addition of a lodge-like yurt at 9200 feet.”
Snow-cat skiing offers skiers the ability to relax, socialize and warm-up between runs, and it’s a fraction of the cost of heli-skiing. And the best part? The next untouched run is only a short cat ride away!
Call Park City Powder Cats today or visit their website to reserve your trip of a lifetime.