Aspen's the Little Nell is adding a new program to its suite of winter activities for guests: Snowcat Academy. This new perk goes beyond sitting shotgun in a groomer like the Little Nell's other program, Groom the Mountain. Snowcat Academy participants will load up in a Prinoth "Bison 350" snowcat at Panda Peak at the base of Buttermilk Mountain before heading out to lay some corduroy. There's room for two passengers in the cat, so the lesson can be split as well as taken solo. After some training, guests can either push some snow around or groom their own trail, conditions and workload permitting.
Prices haven't yet been released for this amenity, and there won't be any classes offered opening week or the two weeks surrounding the X Games.
While this perk is new, the rest of the Little Nell's winter offerings continue this season.
The Little Nell's winter activities:
• Friday Powdercat Skiing
• First Tracks on Ajax
• Ski Patrol Sweep
• Groom the Mountain
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