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New! Order food and/or drinks right from your phone while you're at the resort.

Place your order when you’re starting to feel hungry, take a couple more laps then head to the selected restaurant and pick up your food when you received a notification.

Snowcat Scenic Tours

by Purgatory Snowcat Adventures

Experience a unique ride in a snowcat with breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains. Purgatory Snowcat Adventures is now offering private 2-hour Scenic Snowcat Tours for up to 10 people from the same household, only. Choose from either a scenic tour during the daytime, or a relaxing sunset tour.

Scenic Snowcat Tour

Private cats of up to 10 people from the same household, only.

Experience a scenic ride in a snowcat and enjoy spectacular panoramic views. Take a chairlift ride up the Purgatory Village Express, then enjoy a snowcat tour! After your ride, you’ll receive complimentary hot cocoa to be redeemed at the Village Market and Deli.

Scenic tours offer a fun, hassle-free outing for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring your camera! The snowcat ride is approximately 1 hour and the total tour time is around 2 hours.

$400 per cat—Includes scenic chairlift ride, snowcat ride, and hot cocoa voucher. 

2020/2021 Dates

  • Offering three time slots: 9:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm.

Please meet outside the PSA Office (located in Village Center) at least 30 minutes before your scheduled time.

Covid-19 Policies and Procedures:

  • All guests must complete and pass a pre-arrival symptom tracker via The Company Nurse. Please select “Snowcat Tour” as the location, answer all questions and display a green “pass” screen upon arrival at the Purgatory Snowcat Adventures office prior to your trip.
  • Requiring all guests to be from the same household 
  • Masks must be worn by all guests 11+ at all times
  • A window will be open to ensure appropriate ventilation
  • Reduced capacity and removing a guide from the cab to ensure physical distancing

Scenic tours have limited availability and require reservations 48 hours in advance. Book by calling (970)385-2115 or by emailing [email protected].

Terms, Conditions & Refund Policy
Scenic Tours are weather and condition dependent and may be canceled on short notice. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. Cancellations made at least 48 hours before departure will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of departure will receive a resort credit. Credit amounts will be based on the Scenic Snowcat Tour purchaser’s actual purchase price, less insurance, if applicable. Credit can be used for lift tickets, lessons, and rentals.  Credit will be provided electronically, as made available in an online account. If you use your credit on a product that is more expensive, you must pay the price difference between the credit and the new product. Credit can NOT be used for lodging, food, beverage, or resort merchandise. Credit expires on April 30, 2022.

Book Your Tour

Book your Scenic Snowcat Tour by phone at (970) 385-2115 or by email at [email protected].

Or go cat skiing or snowboarding!  With access to over 35,000 acres of expansive terrain in the San Juan backcountry, Purgatory Snowcat Adventures (formerly San Juan Untracked) is Colorado’s largest backcountry skiing & snowboarding operation. Learn more about Snowcat Skiing