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Snowcat Scenic Tours

Couple happily walking away from the scenic snowcat after a great tour

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views with a scenic snowcat tour from Purgatory Snowcat Adventures. Guests will start by taking a chairlift ride up the Purgatory Village Express, then sit back and relax in our comfortable snowcat while marveling at the surrounding mountain landscape. End your trip with complimentary hot cocoa at the Village Market and Deli.


Cost$75 per person
Ticket price includes lift ride to meet the snowcat, scenic snowcat ride, and complimentary hot cocoa at the Village Market and Deli
DatesClosed for the 2023/2024 season.
Thanks for a great winter!
CapacityMax 8 passengers per snowcat
Departure Times9:30am, 11:30am, & 1:30pm
Trip Duration2 hours total
1 hour in the snowcat with a break halfway for guests to get out, take photos and enjoy the scenery
Contact [email protected]

Tours are available from March 21, 2024- April 1, 2024 by appointment only.

  • Family steps out of the snowcat after a ride to a great overlook point of the the Needles range
  • New scenic snowcat sitting in its natural habitat in the backcountry of Purgatory Resort
  • Close up of snowcat adventures jacket with scenic snowcat out of focus in the background
  • Family poses in front of the new scenic snowcat
  • Family rides in luxury in the passenger cabin of the scenic snowcat
  • family on ski lift

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Drone snapshot of the scenic snowcat parked at a incredible overlook of the beautiful San Juan Mountains

The perfect way to spend the day off from skiing or show off the views with non-skiers.

Want to amp it up?

Add skiing or snowboarding to your snowcat outing! With access to over 35,000 acres of expansive terrain in the San Juan backcountry, Purgatory Snowcat Adventures is Colorado’s largest backcountry skiing & snowboarding operation.

The fine print

  • Trips canceled 48 hours or more in advance will receive a full refund 
  • Trips canceled less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour will receive a 50% refund or the option to reschedule during the same season for a $50 fee
  • No refunds will be given for late arrivals or no shows 
  • Purgatory Snowcat Adventures reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time due to weather, safety concerns or mechanical issues. Refunds and the option to reschedule is at the discretion of PSA and on a trip-by-trip basis.
  • A minimum of 4 guests are required for Scenic Trips to operate. 
  • For more information contact us at (970) 385-2115 or  [email protected].

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