Cat Skiing

Cat Skiing Overview

  • Experts Only
  • Tickets Required
  • Saturdays & Sundays

Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing is Sugarloaf's newest winter experience, offering adventurous skiers and snowboarders access to the deep powder and rugged steep glades in our signature side country terrain like never before.

  • New this year: Two consecutive runs are included per ticket.
  • Rides must be scheduled in advance, and guests will need a Cat Ticket in addition to a lift ticket.
Everything you need to know about cat skiing on Burnt Mountain.

How to Book

As much as we may wish to ski or ride 24/7, even the hungriest of powder hounds need their beauty rest - and so do our snow cats. There is a limited number of cat rides we can offer in a day and a fixed number of seats available on each cat, so skiers and riders must book a specific time in advance.


Prices for the Cat Skiing experience are listed below by time. Please note that all skiers and snowboarders will also need a valid lift ticket or season pass. You can book your Cat Skiing experience online, by phone at 866-657-6763, or at the Cat Skiing booth in the Base Lodge. 

Each ticket is good for two consecutive runs, about half an hour apart when conditions allow. Both Cats will depart the Log Yard at the same time for the first run, and may be staggered for the second lap depending on the pace of the run. 

Cat Skiing tickets must be purchased at least 2-hrs before the scheduled cat departure time, in order to allow sufficient time to pick up your Cat Skiing ticket and navigate to the cat pick-up area. 

Cat Skiing Tickets will only be available to purchase when seats are available. 

Time* Price
9:30 & 10:30 $30
11:30 & 12:30 $25
1:30 & 2:30 $20

*The Cat schedule is ultimately determined by conditions and could change. Be sure to check your email for updates once you've purchased a ticket. 

Once You've Booked

Redeem Your Ticket
After you've booked your seat on the cat, you'll need to check in and pick up your physical ticket at the Cat Skiing booth, located in the Guest Services area of the Base Lodge. You can pick up your ticket any time up to 7 days in advance of your scheduled cat, and you must pick up your ticket at least one hour before your departure time in order to provide sufficient time to navigate to the pick-up area. 

The attendant at the Cat Skiing booth can answer any questions you might have and provide a map to help you meet the cat. 

Meet The Cat: 
The quickest way to the pick-up area from the Base Lodge will be to ride the Whiffletree lift, and then ski down Tohaul toward the base of the King Pine lift. Behind the King Pine lift terminal, you'll see a Cat Skiing sign at the entrance to a glade. Enter the woods at the sign and follow the directional signs to the pick-up area. In order to ensure you arrive on time, we recommend you load Whiffletree no later than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Navigating Back To The Base Area
The Cat Skiing terrain will naturally lead you back to the cat pick-up area. From there, you can follow signage to navigate back to the Whiffletree lift, or ski further down to Snowbrook and ride the Snubber lift. Please keep in mind that some walking will be required to get back to the Base Area.

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