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Pacific Crest Day Cat Skiing

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Pacific Crest Day Cat Skiing4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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USD 416

8 - 12 Runs | Over 12,000 vert feet

Location: USA | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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USD 416
Escape the crowds in Lake Tahoe & come and play in the 3,000 acre private powder playground with Pacific Crest Snowcats. Book a seat for yourself, a few of you or a whole cat for a private day with your ski buddies! Seats book out early so be sure to book soon.
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Pacific Crest Day Cat Skiing Tours

This package includes a full day of backcountry skiing or snowboarding in over 3,000 acres of reserved terrain.

It includes the use of a beacon, professional guiding service, lunch, refreshments and a cold brew for the ride back to the trail head.

An average day consists of 8 to 12 runs totaling over 12,000 vertical feet.

Trips meet at the trail head daily at 8 a.m. & generally concludes around 5 p.m. back at the trail head.

Advanced reservations are a must. Enquire here>>

A Typical Day

Pacific Crest Snowcats operates up to two snowcats daily—each with two guides—for a total capacity of just 20 guests per day.

A typical day starts at 8 a.m. with a safety briefing which includes familiarization with the snowcat, loading/unloading procedures, rescue scenarios and backcountry protocols plus instruction on using your beacon.

Then you will move on to 8 to 12 runs spread throughout seven distinctly different zones as you will explore more than 3,000 acres of reserved terrain. On average, the runs are between 1,000 and 1,200 feet in length with a few of our longer laps closer to 1,500 feet.

Most groups can expect over 12,000 vertical feet by day’s end…more than enough skiing or snowboarding to feel worthy of a cold beer on the ride back to the trailhead.

Typically you will return back to the trail head by 5:00 pm.

Rates & Inclusions

Due to COVID-19, Pacific Crest Snowcats will only be operating private cats for the 2021 season (i.e. you cannot join a group as a solo; you must rent the entire cat).

You have 2 options:

Big cat (seats 12) US$5,000

Smaller cat (seats 8) US$3,800 Inclusions
  • Snowcat access to the backcountry
  • Qualified & experienced guides
  • Lunch & refreshments
  • Use of avalanche beacon
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Pacific Crest Snowcats Terms & Conditions

All reservations require a 50% advanced deposit with the remaining balance due the day of your scheduled trip. Deposits are not refundable but may be applied toward future days or toward other adventure services offered by PCS.

Although unlikely, if PCS must cancel a trip due to weather, avalanche hazard, mechanical concerns or any other reason, a "snow check" will be issued for the unused portion of your deposit. Full credit will be applied for all unused deposits except in the following cases: No credit will be given if you do not show up for your scheduled trip or if you decide not to go for personal reasons. If you need to cancel your trip due to an injury or other family emergency, please let us know as far in advance as possible as full credit may be considered for rescheduling with the submission of a medical report.

PCS policies are the friendliest in the industry. Because we value our returning clientele, we reserve the right to be flexible in interpreting our policies due to the individual circumstances involved.