Backcountry Skiing, Hut Trips, and Avalanche Courses
Full Service, Professional Backcountry Skiing Guide Service
We are a full-service, professional backcountry skiing guide service with an office in Ouray, Colorado in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. We offer half day and full day backcountry ski tours, multi-day hut skiing trips, guided peak descents, ski mountaineering courses, and AIARE avalanche courses. We have offerings for all ability levels and interests. We partner with K2 Skis to provide our guests with top-of-the-line alpine touring ski equipment.
Highly Qualified Instructors and Guides
Our instructors and guides have been hand picked for their depth of experience as professionals in the snow and avalanche industry, and for their welcoming, approachable demeanor. Our staff includes AMGA certified ski guides, AIARE Instructor Trainer Team members, avalanche forecasters, ski patrollers, and AIARE course leaders. In addition to their industry leading credentials, our guides are thoughtful, patient leaders who will provide you with an educational and rewarding backcountry skiing experience.
World Class Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain
Our operating area includes the full extent of the Northern San Juan Mountains around Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride, Colorado. This includes the easy-to-access runs near Red Mountain Pass and Silverton, the big peak descents in the Sneffels Range, and the full length of the San Juan Hut System. There are gladed tree runs, wide open bowls with acres of untracked snow, and steep faces that descend from craggy summits. The terrain is awe inspiring and uncrowded.