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San Juan Snowcat

P.O. Box #247
Creede, CO  81130
855-411-SNOW (7669)
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About San Juan Snowcat

Additional snowcats to ensure your adventure with us
Base elevation approx. 11,111 ft.
Our future Lodge elevation and location of initial snowcat staging area
Peak elevation 13,250+ ft.
Maximum Hiking elevation 14,014 ft.
Average Annual Snowfall - 350 to 400 inches
12-14 sq. miles of developed terrain. More new terrain this year.
40+ sq. miles available for future exploration.
Vertical average per day - 10,000 - 16,000 ft.
Slope angles range from 25 to 55+ degrees

Higher, Steeper, Deeper. Just about 9 miles north of Creede Colorado, San Juan Snowcat will transport you into the truly epic, magnificent and beautiful powder terrain that can only be found in the “Lost" San Juan Mountains. San Juan Snowcat truly offers the adventure of a lifetime. At 13,250 feet (the highest backcountry snowcat access in North America), we place you on top of untracked bowls, chutes and couloirs.

Runs range from rolling intermediate glades to extreme faces that reach 55° in pitch. All of this plus the breath-taking views of over 7 different 14,000 foot peaks. We offer exclusive access to the finest terrain and premier powder with the most thorough backcountry awareness available in a Colorado guided experience. San Juan Snowcat is located in the wonderful city of Creede, Colorado. Creede is 21 miles north of South Fork and 37 miles from the famous Wolf Creek Ski Area. Don’t hesitate... this is truly a high alpine adventure you will never forget.

San Juan Snowcat Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain Season
Helicopter Trips: No
Snowcat Trips: Yes
Years in Business: 20
Capacity Per Trip: 12
Trips Per Season: 40 to 80 trips
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 6
Packages start at: $250.00
Longest Run: Depends on ability
Summit: 13,250 Ft / 4,039 M
Base: 11,111 Ft / 3,387 M
Vertical: 2,139 Ft / 652 M
Acres: 35,000 Ac / 14,165 Hc
Annual Snow: 400" / 1,016cm
Starts Around: 12/15/2012
Ends Around: 5/15/2013

Guide Certifications & Experience

Ski Patrol or equivalent.

Equipment Used

Various Snowcats with passenger cabins. Snowmobiles are also available for Powder Hunting.

Ski Areas Nearby

Wolk Creek Ski Area, Monarch Ski Area, Crested Butte Ski Area, Durango Mountain Resort, Telluride Ski Area, Silverton Ski Area, Taos Ski Area

Booking Policy

50% deposit required at time of booking. Check website for further details.

Training & Instruction

Stay tuned. Looking into Wilderness Medicine Certs, Avalanche courses and possible more.

Packages & Pricing

Skiing/Boarding Tours:
$250 per guest $2500 per whole cat Multi-Day passes make an awesome gift for someone. Perfect tool for corporate giveaways. Use one of these passes to close a strategic sale. A great way to help our company fulfill future plans. Special rules apply. Ask us for our Multi Day Pass info sheet. See our Policies page for more details.

Please call us to discuss your individual powder pleasure needs. Scenic Tours are available. Most start @ $50 per person. Minumun 5 people for scenic tours.

What's New

Guided Ski, Snowshoe and Snowboard Touring, Snowmobile Skiing and Riding offered throughout our Forest Service Permit.

Local Lodging

Lodging in Creede is nearby. South Fork is 21 miles away. Pagosa Springs is about an hour away. http://riograndevacationrentals.com

Nearby Recreation

Summer is really fun here. Hiking, climbing, Creede Repertory Theatre, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, atv, etc. In the winter it is time to put all that away and ski/ride/tele.

WIN free lift tickets!!