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December 16, 2016 to Easter mondat April 17, 2017

The following booking conditions apply: Minimum lenght of stay: 3 night. Arrival and departure: daily
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Snowcat Skiing

chicago ridge

snowcat skiing

Chicago Ridge Snowcat Tours is operated by Ski Cooper on open powder bowls and glades on Chicago Ridge behind Cooper. Soak in spectacular scenery as we climb along the Continental Divide with dozens of Colorado’s highest peaks in view. Enjoy remarkable runs with small groups and a guide to show you some of the most amazing skiing you'll ever experience!
Chicago Ridge Snowcat Skiing is now closed for the season! Check back next season!

Chicago Ridge Snowcat Skiing at Cooper returns for the 2021/22 ski season on Friday, 2/4/22! This year we are excited to present a new model, offering an affordable pay-per-run platform to experience the thrill and adventure of cat skiing and the breathtaking views on Chicago Ridge in the Pike-San Isabel and White River National Forests!

The snowcat will run each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through March 20th, 2022, weather and snow conditions permitting. Purchase a Chicago Ridge ticket at the Guest Services window as an add-on to your day pass or season pass for just $59! Each ticket provides a two-consecutive-run trip on the ridge. Meet the snowcat at the North Basin Station (located near the base of the Piney Basin Triple), and load the cat first-come-first-serve. An avalanche transceiver will be provided, and a safety orientation will be given by our guides.

Your Chicago Ridge tickets do not require reservations, and may be used at your own discretion on any day that the snowcat is operating. They must be used by the end of the snowcat skiing season on 3/20/22, and are non-refundable. You get to choose when to use your runs to maximize your fun on the Ridge!

There will be three scheduled departure times for Chicago Ridge trips each operating day: 9:30am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm. Each trip can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests. As this is a first-come-first-serve product, be sure to queue up at the meeting point early! If you want the early-bird runs on the 9:30am trip, be sure to have your Chicago Ridge ticket in-hand, and load the Tenth Mountain Double at 9:00am to make the departure!

 Please note: Unaccompanied minors must have a parent sign a waiver when purchasing a Chicago Ridge ticket at the Will Call Window. The minor must be an advanced skier or snowboarder.

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snowboarder on Chicago Ridge

Fact Sheet

Who: Advanced skiers and snowboarders seeking thrill-of-a-lifetime cat skiing adventures

What: A snowcat ride and 2-ski-run adventure in the powder fields and glades of the North Basin of Chicago Ridge

Where: North Basin Station located near the base of the Piney Basin Triple at Ski Cooper, CO

When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 2/4-3/20/22; departing North Basin Station at 9:30am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm

How: This product is an add-on to your Ski Cooper day or season pass, and must be purchased only at the Guest Services window in the Ski Cooper base area

Cost: $59 ticket for two consecutive ski runs; yes, you may purchase more than one ticket!

Why: Because nothing beats the views, the turns, the passion of our guides, and the thrilling experience of cat skiing!