Frequently Asked Questions

The snowcat is used as a tool to transport our groups to the best snow and ski terrain. Our snowcat operator will drive us back 6 miles into the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest where you will get dropped off at the top of each ski run then picked up at the bottom to go again. The initial ride out takes 30 minutes then transport times get much shorter once we are in our zone.

For your safety, guests are required to be advanced skiers and riders. We do not have any groomed terrain, therefore you will be expected to be capable of riding a wide variety of conditions including powder, crust, ice, slush, etc.

  • Required Avalanche Safety equipment:
    • Modern Avalanche Transceiver (3 antenna with fresh batteries)
    • Avalanche Shovel
    • Avalanche Probe
    • Backpack or Avalanche Airbag Pack
      • We are happy to provide this avalanche safety equipment at no cost.
  • Skis or Snowboard
    • We recommend your skis to be a minimum of 100mm underfoot.
    • Most snowboards will perform well but a powder or freeride board is best.
  • Helmets are optional but highly recommended!
  • See “What to bring” for an extensive packing list.

Our guides, operators, and yurt host work hard to provide a safe and memorable experience for you and a great way to show your appreciation is tipping. The standard tip is $100-$150 per guest which will be split amongst the employees on your trip.

Cell phone service is generally reliable throughout of ski terrain, but does not reach our yurts. If you are on an overnight trip, you are welcome to use our Starlink Internet! 

Dogs are not welcomed in the yurt for several reasons, mainly because of our aversion to leaving dogs unattended all day and the fact that we melt snow for dishwashing.

Here is a list of local accommodations we recommend:

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