Cat Skiing with Keystone Adventure Tours

What to Expect

Experience Keystone Resort like never before with Keystone Adventure Tours guided cat skiing, offering skiers and riders the ultimate mountain experience above tree-line where the resort’s serene and quiet bowls beckon snow enthusiasts and lifelong memories await. Keystone’s expert guides lead guests on a day-long cat skiing excursion with access to secret stashes, tree runs and exclusive laps across more than 800 acres in the Independence, Bergman and Erickson Bowls. Since these areas are not lift-accessed, guests can truly experience what it’s like to have these incredible peaks nearly all to themselves. Available to skiers and riders with an advanced intermediate to expert ability level, access a rarely seen side of Keystone, complete with heated cat rides to maximize the time spent on snow. Reaching heights of more than 12,000 feet and cruising slopes varied between 25 and 38 degrees, Keystone’s Adventure Tours will elevate any Keystone experience. Tours include expert guides, cat rides, lift tickets, Salomon demo powder skis (if you’d like), and a private gourmet lunch in the recently renovated Indy Yurt, accessible only via Keystone Adventure Tours.
Must be at least an advanced intermediate skier/rider, accustomed to and adept in powder and trees. Must be comfortable on black runs and ungroomed conditions. Salomon ski rental is part of the package. Must bring own poles and boots.
Operating Dates: To check availability, please call 970-496-4386.


Meet Up & Location:
Keystone Adventure Guided Cat Skiing meets at the Mountain House base area KAT Clubhouse, located in the Mountain House Day Lodge across the hall from Three Peaks r (Directions at the bottom of page). Free parking is available in the Pika Lot. There is a minimum of 4 people to be register for the tour to go out. We will let you know at least 24 hours in advance if we have not met the tour's minimum as well as any safety concerns we may be experiencing.
Tour Time: 
Meet at 8:15AM at the Mountain House KAT Clubhouse. Tours start at 9:00AM and return to the Mountain House base area at approximately 3:00PM. There are 8 laps a day on average depending on the movement of the group. 
Price includes lift access, expert guide, heated snow cat transportation, Salomon demo powder skis and a private gourmet lunch. Boots and Poles are not provided.  Please alert booking agent of any dietary restrictions at time of booking. 
All necessary avalanche safety gear (beacons) are provided, with a short information session on how to use them. Tours may be cancelled due to poor weather, visibility and increased avalanche hazard though out the day. All guests must be able to follow clear directions from guides. 

Reservations required.  Please call 970-496-4386 for more information and availability.
This event has a 72 hour cancellation policy. You are able to cancel outside of 72 hours of your reserved tour time. Inside of 72 hours the reservation is non-refundable. No shows will be charged 100%. Keystone Resort reserves the right to cancel the tour for safety reasons. You will be given 24 hours’ notice that your tour is a go or cancelled. You will not be charged if cancellation notice is due to hazardous conditions. Cancellations during the tour will be charge 50% if the cancelation takes place after the mid-day lunch break. If cancelation takes place prior to mid-day lunch break 100% refund will be granted.


Group Buyout

Enjoy a day of guided cat skiing with your closest friends by purchasing a private cat ski experience for up to 12 people. Fill the cat with up to 12 people for $3,410.00.

Outback Shuttle

OutBack Shuttle - One Lap for $10
Why hike when you can ride? Instead of hiking into your favorite expert terrain in The Outback bowls, take a ride on a cat. Reservations aren't required, but $10 in cash is.  Run daily from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the top of the Outback Lift.

Operating Dates:
Outback Shuttle is open for the winter.
Tours run daily. 
Weather permitting. 
Times: Tours run 9:00am - 1:00pm
Pricing: $10/ride. Cash Only.
Location: Top of Outback Lift
Reservation: None required.  Meet at the top of Outback Lift.

Directions to the free parking at Mountain House East Pika Lot:


  • Take Hwy 6 East through Keystone and take a Right onto East Keystone Road by the River Run Village.  Follow East Keystone Road all the way to the end. There is a free parking lot on the right.
  • Once you park you can walk into the Mountain House base area, The Mountain House Lodge is in the center. Meeting location is at ground level across from Three Peaks next to the Keystone Sports Gift Shop. 

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