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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.

  • Backcountry skiing, hut trips, and avalanche courses including Alaska Ski Mountaineering
  • backcountry skiing, hut trips, avalanche courses in the San Juans
  • backcountry skiing, hut trips, avalanche courses in the San Juans and Red Mountain Pass


The Peak Mountain Guides Difference


Exceptional Experiences, Every Time

We are a 5-Star rated business on Google, Yelp, and TripAdvisor. We are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, client care, and customer service.

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We provide exceptional outdoor experiences, every time. If you are not satisfied at the end of your trip, we will provide you with a complimentary day free of charge.

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Exclusively AMGA Certified Instructors & Guides

We are one of the only guide services in the country with an entire staff of instructors and guides who are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). You are in good hands when you adventure with us.

Dan Zokaites

Dan is an AMGA certified Rock, Alpine, and Ski Guide.  


Josh Hirshberg

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Josh is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor.


Angela Hawse

Angela is an AMGA Certified Rock, Alpine, and Ski Guide.


Marc Ripperger

Marc is an AMGA Certified Rock and Alpine Guide.