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Luxe List: Go Off-Piste

Make tracks sans lift lines.

By Vanessa Conabee December 11, 2019 Published in the Winter/Spring 2020 issue of Park City Magazine

Waist-deep powder tops the list of must-dos. Here, Park City Powder Cats delivers freshies without the chairlift.

Image: Eric Schramm

Word on the street is that cat skiing is giving heli a serious run for its money. For an unforgettable skiing or boarding experience, splurge on a day of carving through 43,000 acres of untracked Utah snow at the Thousand Peaks Ranch in the Uintas. Park City Powder Cats (435.649.6596, pccats.com) employs three snowcats and a full-time staff of backcountry guides to shuttle guests into diverse terrain, ranging from wide-open bowls to glades, chutes, and mellow powder fields. $629 per person includes a continental breakfast, safety protocol, weather briefing, avalanche transceiver training, gourmet lunch, freshies, and zero lift lines.

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Itching for more? Inspired Summit Adventures (435.640.4421, inspiredsummit.com) leads guided outdoor expeditions, including backcountry ski tours, cat skiing, overnight hut trips, snowmobile-access skiing, and lift-access ski touring. The fun includes door-to-door shuttle service to tour Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, the Park City Ridgeline, North Fork Park, and Ogden Peak.


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