Hire a ski guide that is a partner and a mentor

A ski tour with Peak is more than a walk in the backcountry. You will be a part of avalanche assessment, terrain analysis, and learn to become a better backcountry skier/rider.

Become the best backcountry ski partner

Keep up with your friends, be dialed on rescue skills, and become more familiar with avalanche hazards.

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We offer guided backcountry skiing in some of the world’s best venues

Our programs are available to a range of abilities and interests.

We are a full-service, backcountry skiing guide service based in the heart of the San Juan Mountains.

Come on a backcountry ski tour, a multi-day hut skiing trip, guided peak descent, ski mountaineering course, or AIARE avalanche course with us!

San Juan Mountains

The San Juan Mountain Range is the largest range in Colorado. With 14 peaks over 14,000′ and moderate, easy-going runs near the road there is something here for everyone.

Alaska

The Chugach Mountains near Valdez, Alaska are one of the most filmed ski destinations in the World. With steep glaciated peaks, a strong maritime snowpack, and quick access from nearby Thompson Pass Highway, it is ski mountaineering at its finest.

Ski and Avalanche Courses

Our ski course progression offers the participant the opportunity to learn the skills to progress. Each step of the way is carefully crafted to convey information you need, break down myths, and build awareness of the bigger picture.


What Type of Trip?

If you’re an expert skier or have never been in the backcountry we have the trip for you.

Private Ski Guiding

Our most popular option,  just you and the guide. You can reserve a half or a full day, one or many days. A private day is the best option when you want a tailored experience or are working on specific skills.

Avalanche Courses

The tricky San Juan snowpack is the best place to learn about avalanches.

We offer:

San Juan Hut Trips

Experience untracked San Juan skiing from a European-style ski in ski out Backcountry Hut.

Multiday Hut to Hut traverses:

San Juan hut trips

Get in Touch, We’ll help you plan your trip.


Really, just call or text! We specialize in getting to know you and planning the best trip possible with our partner, you.

Contact Us

The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427

Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432

Authorized Permittee

Peak Mountain Guides is an authorized permittee of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest; San Juan National Forest; Bureau of Land Management Monticello, Moab, Gunnison, and Glennallen Field Offices; Eldorado Canyon State Park; Ouray Ice Park, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks; and National Parks including Mt. Rainier, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Colorado National Monument. Peak Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity service provider.