The Snowbird Snowcat Skiing for Nature is a guided backcountry ski experience in upper American Fork Canyon.
The 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. This terrain is located on Snowbird’s private property south and east of Snowbird. Half-day, custom and private tours are available for groups up to 10 people.
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. *All guided trips include avalanche transceiver.
Standard Tour: 7:30 am - 1 pm, $415/person
Includes full-day lift ticket, pre-public tram access and pre-public guided skiing/riding in Mineral Basin, breakfast and orientation at The Forklift restaurant (Snowbird Center, Plaza Deck), pre-public/guided skiing in Mineral Basin, lift ticket and guided backcountry snowcat skiing. Ski terrain includes the majestic Mary Ellen Gulch, rolling terrain and aspen trees of Miller Hill and the north-facing slopes of Pagan Basin. Advanced/expert skiers and riders recommended. *Meeting time is at 7:30 am at The Forklift at the Snowbird Center, Plaza Deck (Level 3).
Custom Tour: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, $5,500 (up to 11 people)
Includes everything from the Standard tour and adds a custom lunch in the field and nearly 3 hours more time in your own private cat! Ski terrain includes the majestic Mary Ellen Gulch, rolling terrain and aspen trees of Miller Hill and the north-facing slopes of Pagan Basin. *Meeting time is at 7:30 am at The Forklift at the Snowbird Center, Plaza Deck (Level 3).
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 or riders in physical condition for high altitude exertion in variable snow and weather conditions. Participants must wear a beacon, which will be provided.
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.