Location

Pacific Crest Snowcats operates on 3,000 acres of private terrain located between Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl resorts on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. This area along the Pacific Crest is blessed with some of the deepest snowfall in the region and legendary powder that lasts for days—sometimes weeks—after a storm.

Trips include a full day of backcountry exploration with options ranging from wide open bowls and mellow trees to some of the steepest snowcat-accessed terrain in all of North America. Our options are quite literally limitless.

Given the amount of north-facing terrain and perfectly spaced trees, our guides can sniff out untracked snow weeks after a legendary Lake Tahoe dump, and the stable Sierra snowpack allows guests to ski and ride aggressive slopes soon after a storm cycle. And although the temperatures in aptly named Coldstream Canyon do wonders for preserving our powder stashes, we do have a number of wide open south-facing bowls that make for great corn conditions in the late spring.

Terrain

PCS has the entire spectrum of terrain available for all types of 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.

How to Get Here

Because we’re hidden in the heart of Tahoe between Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl, PCS is centrally located even though it feels like you’re a world away. It’s easy to find us and quick to get here whether you’re coming by plane or car.