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San Juan Ski Company

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Durango Mountain Resort
Durango, CO  81301
(970) 749-0971 / (800) 208-1780
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About San Juan Ski Company

With over 35,000 acres of breathtaking terrain in the heart of the West San Juan Mountains, The San Juan Ski Company is Colorado's largest catskiing operation. Escorted by our experienced guides, guests will find untracked bowls, chutes, ridges, glades and treed slopes in an area that receives between 20 and 30 feet of snow each season. Elevations in our permit area range from 8,800 at Durango Mountain Resorts base to 12,500 feet at the summit of Greyrock Peak.

The San Juan Ski Company provides Snowcat Skiing and Snowboarding in the rugged and remote San Juan National Forest of Southwestern Colorado. Intermediate, advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders can now explore this fabulous backcountry terrain with the San Juan Ski Company. Based at Durango Mountain Ski Resort, we are only 30 minutes from Silverton Mountain Ski Area and 2 hours from both Telluride and Wolf Creek Ski Resorts. New for 2011-2012 are family powdercats (kids 16 and under ski for $100 with a full-paying adult) learn-to-ski powder cats, steep clinics and guided backcountry touring (with snowmobile access)

San Juan Ski Company Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain Season
Helicopter Trips: No
Snowcat Trips: Yes
Years in Business: 14
Capacity Per Trip: 10 guests
Trips Per Season: 10 to 12 runs
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 5
Packages start at: $250.00
Longest Run: 1.5 miles
Summit: 12,400 Ft / 3,780 M
Base: 8,800 Ft / 2,682 M
Vertical: 2,600 Ft / 792 M
Acres: 36,000 Ac / 14,569 Hc
Annual Snow: 300" / 762cm
Starts Around: 12/1/2011
Ends Around: 5/15/2012

Guide Certifications & Experience

First Aid/CPR certified, Level 2 Avalanche certified

Equipment Used

Two Bombardier Snowcats, one 15-person snowcoach, 10 snowmobiles.

Ski Areas Nearby

Silverton Mountain, Telluride, Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort

Booking Policy

Credit Card required to reserve seats, 14 day cancellation policy.

Training & Instruction

Private ski instructor with learn-to-ski snowcats.

Packages & Pricing

All trips also include use of avalanche safety gear (BCA Tracker transceiver and shovel pack), one-ride lift ticket to top of Durango Mountain Resort, water and water bottle. Private cats available for large groups.

What's New

Renowned for challenging terrain and untracked powder, the San Juan Ski Company has added several tours to its trip lineup including two that cater to beginner/intermediate skiers. The new family powdercats offer a reduced rate for kids. Children 16 and under ski for $100 when accompanied by an adult. In addition, the SJSC is offering special learn-to-ski- powder and trees snowcats - complete with instructors and top-of-the-line powder boards.

Local Lodging

Silverpick Lodge 970-259-6600. Silverpick offers 13 rooms with 23 adjacent one and two bedroom condominiums. Various lodging options avalable at Durango Mountain Resort. Visit the resort's website at

Nearby Recreation

Snowcoach tours, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, skibiking, nordic skiing, sightseeing, scenic train ride, hot springs, Mesa Verde,

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