This is a full day of instruction and guiding that will be tailored to your ability level and interests. We operate throughout the Northern San Juan Mountains around Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride, Colorado. This vast area includes the easy-to-access runs near Red Mountain Pass, Silverton, and Telluride resort.
Beginner Introduction and Skill Development
If you are a beginner, we will help you learn the basics of ski touring. This includes equipment use, skinning technique, and technique skiing or riding in variable conditions. Our guides are specialists at meeting you at your skill level and building from there!
Advanced Ski Tours
If you have backcountry skiing experience, we will arrange a high-level ski tour that includes big powder runs and lots of vertical. The San Juan mountains is a vast area with almost unlimited possibilities.
Ski Mountaineering and Traverses
We also offer big peak descents in the Mt. Sneffels Range and Wilson Massif, ski traverses from Silverton to Telluride, luxury nights out at the OPUS, Red Mountain Lodge, and Observatory; as well self catered trips along the the San Juan Hut System.
This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. If your group is larger than 5, we apply a group discount and additional guides are added to keep the guest to guide ratio at 5:1 or lower.
Time and Place
This trip meets in Ouray at 480 Main Street or in Ridgway at 160 Liddell St depending on your exact objective.
Details on lodging/shuttles to Ouray.
Please come prepared with the necessary clothing and equipment and let us know if you have any questions.
Avalanche safety equipment (beacon, probe and shovel) are included. We rent modern lightweight touring boots and skis.