For $375,000, you can get exclusive access to more powder skiing terrain than all Colorado ski resorts combined – plus the snowcats and equipment to get you around.
Since 1997, San Juan Ski Company has run snowcat trips into the backcountry around Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort. However, after the 2012 season, owners Bob and Carrie Rule have decided to call it a day and have put the business up for sale.
The business includes a U.S. Forest Service permit for snowcat skiing, sightseeing and overnight trips that runs through 2020. Assets include four snowcats, a 15-person van, 10 snowmobiles and equipment essential for backcountry skiing and camping. The permit covers all manner of terrain in the San Juan National Forest in the Coalbank and Molas pass areas.
San Juan Ski Company boasted the second largest snowcat powder operation in the United States, and one that was only a couple of hundred acres short of the largest in the Canadian Rockies. It is one of the few snowcat operations that is operated independent of a mountain resort, although the company maintained a reservation office at the base of Durango Mountain Resort.
“This season is a good winter for Bob and I to end on and this is our last year with SJSC,” said Carrie Rule in a press release. “We are ready to explore other mountain ranges and business endeavors.”
The San Juan Ski Company will continue to run trips through mid-April. For more details, click here.