Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your trip.

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 discussion of safety and proper beacon use that includes familiarization with the snowcat, loading/unloading procedures, rescue scenarios and backcountry protocols.

Then we move on to 8 to 12 runs spread throughout seven distinctly different zones as we explore our more than 3,000 acres of reserved terrain. On average, our 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. The all-inclusive pricing includes avalanche beacon, backcountry protocol education, professional guide service, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.


Have questions? Our FAQs answer the most common ones asked by prospective guests. Of course you can always contact us by email or phone if you don’t find what you’re looking for in the FAQs.

Pro Tips

Over the years we’ve compiled this short list of helpful hints to ensure you get the most out of your day with Pacific Crest Snowcats. Please read it over to avoid any surprises that could detract from an epic experience.