You’ve seen snowcats out on the slopes, leaving perfect
tracks of corduroy down the mountain’s groomed runs. Now you can learn what
it’s like to drive one through our one-of-a-kind Snowcat Driving Experience.
Participants get “behind the wheel” of a Prinoth snowcat
(you’ll quickly learn that things look a little different than they do in your
car), and get hands on practice grooming snow. You will, of course, get all the
fundamentals you need to stay safe and learn how the machine works before you
start driving. But this is no watered down class based in theory and
observation. You’ll learn from real groomers, who will share their insiders’
tips for a smooth ride and give you plenty of hands-on to practice time on the
The Snowcat Driving Experience is based on one-on-one instruction
in a fully functional Prinoth 275 Snow Cat (the same cat used in Crested
Butte’s grooming operations). Classes run twice daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday during the ski season. Reservations must be made ahead
of time, and group bookings are available by request.
The experience is $199 and includes transportation from the Lodge
at Mountaineer Square, some classroom time, and an hour of actual snow cat
drive time. Family and friends are welcome to observe from our on-site tent
(please mention at time of booking). Drivers must have a valid drivers’ license
and be over 18 years old.
To book your Snowcat Driving Experience call or visit the
Adventure Center in Mountaineer Square at 970-349-4554