Luxury needn’t take a backseat when you’re traversing uncharted terrain. Several upscale dude ranches in Colorado offer winter guests private cat-skiing.
The Lodge and Spa at Three Forks Ranch, a five-star property on the Colorado/Wyoming border with just 15 guest rooms, has 200,000 acres for its snowcats (threeforksranch.com). Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, near Winter Park, also offers guests full-day cat-skiing nearby (devilsthumbranch.com). And the highly regarded C Lazy U Ranch (pictured) in Granby has private cat-skiing (clazyu.com).