Welcome To PCS

Pacific Crest Snowcats operates the largest ski area in California with exclusive-use terrain that is known to be some of the best expert snowcat skiing in North America. Nine distinct zones make your day adventurous as we ski run after run, going deeper into the backcountry. These unique zones offer amazing powder preservation. This area along the Pacific Crest has some of the deepest snowfall in the region with legendary powder that lasts long after a storm. It's a powder refrigerator!

Go Deeper

Pacific Crest Snowcats operates on over 3,000 acres of private terrain—along with our NEW expanded terrain options—located between Palisades Tahoe and Sugar Bowl resorts north of Lake Tahoe. We host a wide range of terrain for advanced to expert skiers and snowboarders- from wide, open powder bowls to steep, technical lines. With endless options to choose from, our guides can tailor your day to your experience level and desires.

Founded by Veteran Alaskan Heli-Ski pioneer “Happy” Dave Rintala, PCS was developed along the Alaskan model which allows for greater safety in the most exciting terrain available for the day. Your PCS guides will assess stability and snow conditions throughout the day to manage safety and make sure you get fresh tracks, even weeks after a storm.