Washington's only catskiing and boarding service, Cascade Powder Cats offers single and multiday cat skiing trips for groups and individuals. We run a 10:2 client to guide ratio and each group has a dedicated snowcat. Our trips include snacks, a delicious hot lunch in our warm yurt, an informative backcountry safety training, and a full day of guided skiing. We ski 7 to 10 runs per day, which equates to an average of 10,000 vertical feet of untracked skiing per day. Located 75 miles from Seattle catskiing is a great alternative to resorts on busy weekends. Over 1500 acres of terrain and only 10 skiers... the odds are in your favor!
As guides and forecasters we practice a "quality over quantity" backcountry philosophy. This means that we only ski on the better days of the season. You will notice we run a small number of days(Avg 25 days each season) to ensure optimal conditions for our customers, reserve a day now to be sure you get on the schedule, it'll be the best day of your season.
One Day Trip: A Day in the Life of a Cascade Powder Cats Customer!
7:00AM - Meet at our Base of Operations in Scenic, WA.
7:30AM - Depart Scenic for our mid-mountain Yurt Lodge at 5000'.
8:30AM - Arrive at Yurt. Safety briefing, avalanche transceiver check, conditions report. Board the comfy heated cats with snacks and beverages for the ride to the top and a full day of skiing and riding!
9:00AM-12:30PM - Your guide will personally select runs that cater to your group's ability and desires for a morning full of face shots, fresh tracks, and fun.
12:30PM - Break for a delicious lunch at the mid-mountain yurt.
1:00PM-3:30PM - Afternoon delight! Now you're all warmed up and ready to finish out the day with untracked powder lines until we run out of daylight!
4:30PM - Arrive back at our Base and head home a happy skier or boarder. For those booking a multi-day trip, the fun has just begun. Soak those tired legs in the hot tubs of the many cozy lodges and cabins, located just minutes from our ski area! Check out our ski touring/catskiing yurt overnight combos for a unique multi-day adventure.