Smaller Groups  •  Shorter Trips  •  Same SASS

• TEST-TO-TRAVEL: We’re asking clients and staff to obtain a negative COVID19 test within 72 hours prior to check-in or use of SASS services.

• NEW REFUND & DEPOSIT POLICIES: Learn more about our Refund and Cancellation Policies and take extra time to decide.

• NO-RISK NOVEMBER: Deposits received in November 2020 are eligible for a 100% “Worry Free” Refund or Credit until December 7, 2020.

• CUSTOM LODGING OPTIONS AVAILABLE: Contact us for customized packages and safe lodging options to meet your needs.

February 25-28, 2021

Let SASS guide (and Olympic gold medalist) Kaitlyn Farrington welcome you to her hometown in big sky country, including guided backcountry cat skiing/riding with Great Northern Powder Guides and two days to explore Whitefish Mountain Resort in one of Montana’s most spectacular corners.
Starting at $1995 USD. Limited to 9 clients, per cat skiing capacity.



March 11-14, 2021

See Telluride from new heights with SASS legend Garrett Russell on a locals-only tour of the epic terrain surrounding his childhood home at the Alta Lakes Observatory (11,300ft), including snowmobile-accessed touring and guided exploration with support from MD and the crew at Telluride Outfitters.
Starting at $2995 ~ $3495 USD. Limited to <10 clients, per Colorado public health ordinances.



March 18-21, 2021

Join the SASS crew (including guest appearances by Pete Connolly and Lucas Moore) in northwest Colorado alongside our longtime friends at Steamboat Powdercats on Buffalo Pass for a powder-choked adventure, including a mix of private guided cat skiing/riding and touring missions. Photos Courtesy of Steamboat Powdercats.
Starting at $2595 USD. Limited to <10 clients, per Colorado public health ordinances.



NEW/UPDATED: Cancellation Policies


Each trip spans four days (Thursday to Sunday) and includes 3 Nights Lodging, 3 Days On-Mountain, Local Airport Transfers*, Daily Breakfast, Welcome Reception and a Farewell Dinner Event.

‘On-Mountain’ days vary by trip, including: cat skiing, snowmobile-access, lift-accessed and touring. Because the exact itinerary and details of each trip are unique and “evolving,” please submit an inquiry or email

*Available on transfer days at Steamboat-Hayden (HDN) and Glacier Park-Kalispell (FCA). Note that airport transfers in Telluride-Montrose (MTJ) are limited to a single transfer time, otherwise additional costs may apply.
**The dates above are target dates and may be subject to change based on public health conditions.

Join the short-list! SASS will have very limited capacity for these adventures.


  • Will SASS require COVID19 testing to participate? Yes. We are launching a “test-to-travel” pilot program, in which we’ll ask clients to obtain a test within 72 hours prior to travel (and/or upon arrival, prior to participating) and comply with local health ordinances. More details will be available soon.

  • How many clients will be on a trip? Most are limited to around ten clients. We may also lower the capacity of a given trip due to public health-related changes. We’re asking for client flexibility as we travel responsibly.

  • Are these SASS trips or are they operated by other people? These are genuine SASS trips! Members of the SASS crew will join you alongside our friends at Steamboat Powdercats and Telluride Outfitters in Colorado to operate portions of these trips, while Great Northern Powder Guides facilitates our guided cat skiing component in Montana. By working with these permitted operators (all three hold Special Use Permits for their respective National or State Forest), clients are directly supporting local outfitters and the tourism economy.

  • How long are these trips? What’s a “long weekend” anyway? Most trips will be 4 Days / 3 Nights beginning on a Thursday and concluding on a Sunday, with three on-mountain days. Early arrival and late departure extensions will also be available.

  • What health and safety procedures will be in effect? In addition to complying with local regulations, we’ll be implementing our “test-to-travel” pilot program (see above) and we’ve adopted enhanced Health and Safety guidance developed by the Adventure Travel Trade Assn. and the Cleveland Clinic (READ THE GUIDELINES).

  • In addition to pre-arrival testing, other health and safety changes include:
    • Smaller sessions, reducing the number of clients attending at the same time.
    • Daily temperature screenings before the beginning of group activities.
    • Use of only private snowcats (no outside guests) during cat skiing operations.
    • Designated testing sites in each location for instant and PCR-based COVID19 testing.
    • Increased ‘Solo Room’ lodging availability for clients not traveling together.
    • Use of outdoor spaces for apres ski options and social experiences, when possible.
    • Use of non-medical face coverings by staff and clients whenever practicable.

Join the short-list! SASS will have very limited capacity for these adventures.

UPDATED: Covid-19 Cancellation and Refund Policies

UPDATED POLICIES FOR COVID19: Updated November 13, 2020; this supersedes the “Flexible Booking Waiver” in effect for bookings made before November 13, 2020.

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COVID19 CONSIDERATIONS: We understand that some uncertainties are now inherent in travel planning due to public health considerations. Testing for COVID19 before travel or upon arrival is now common. You will be informed of any special requirements or policies on your invoice or during booking. Unless otherwise noted, the following cancellation policies apply:


Take extra time to decide on your 2021 travel plans. Any deposit received in November 2020 (for any future SASS trip) is eligible for a 100% “Worry Free” Refund or Credit as long as SASS receives notice of your cancellation before  December 7, 2020.


IF SASS CANCELS OR SUSPENDS YOUR TRIP… due to COVID-19 restrictions (or anything “that makes [it] impossible to perform”) and you have made payments or deposits to SASS at the time of cancelation, SASS will offer you a full refund within 30 days.


IF YOU CANCEL YOUR SASS TRIP(even though SASS is still operating…)

  • Special Policy – “No Risk November”: Bookings made in November 2020 are eligible for 100% “Worry Free” Refund or Credit, provided notice of cancellation is received before December 7, 2020.
  • Within 24 Hours of Any Booking: Eligible for 100% “Worry Free” Refund or Credit

  • More than 90 Days Prior to Departure: Eligible to keep 100% Credit towards future SASS programs or services, or for a 50% Refund of Deposit.

  • Between 30-90 Days Prior to Departure: Eligible to keep 75% Credit towards future SASS programs or services, non-refundable.

Less than 30 Days Prior to Departure: Eligible only if disqualified due to COVID19.


IF YOU CANCEL DUE TO POSITIVE / DISQUALIFYING COVID19 STATUS…  Eligible to keep 50% Credit towards future SASS programs or services, provided notification is received at least 24 hours prior to departure. Not available same-day or for “no-show” clients. Note: SASS absorbs the cost of last-minute cancellations in the form of higher prices; we require dated lab evidence of disqualifying results for the traveler to provide this.


GROUP RATES, REDUCTIONS & CREDIT TERMS: Where any cancellation reduces the number of full paying party members below the number on which the price, number of “free places” and/or any special pricing agreed for your booking were based, we will recalculate these items and re-invoice you accordingly, regardless of the reason for the cancellation.

Credits may be maintained with Operator for no more than two (2) years, and applied to services provided directly by the Operator. There is no guarantee that the same trip will be available, or that the price, terms or location will not change.

CUSTOM SASS PROGRAMS AND/OR CUSTOM LODGING UPGRADE COSTS: Are specifically not eligible for any refunds.