If line after line of untracked powder skiing is on your Christmas wish list this season, the San Juan Ski Company, Colorado's largest snowcat skiing operation, has thousands of acres of pristine powder just waiting for skiers and riders to rip into during the holiday vacation.
The Durango Mountain Resort-based catskiing outfit takes its first guest ‘cat out December 24. Seats are still available through New Year’s Day.
While most Rocky Mountain ski areas are reporting a base that hovers around 25 inches, the SJSC has had normal snowfall throughout its 36,000 acres of terrain and is one of the first snowcat companies in the U.S. to run catskiing trips this season.
Since the first major storm hit the southern San Juan Mountains in early October, systems have been tracking south and the storms have kept rolling in. Ski areas in the San Juans - Durango Mountain Resort, Silverton Mountain and Telluride - are reporting normal or above normal snowpack, while Wolf Creek has bragging rights to the most snow in the nation - with 187 inches this season.
For snowcat skiing details, visit www.sanjuanski.com or call 1.800.208.1780.