Backcountry Skiing and Hut Trips

We are a full-service, professional backcountry skiing guide service with an office in Ouray, Colorado in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Come on a  backcountry ski tour, multi-day hut skiing trip, guided peak descent, ski mountaineering course, or AIARE avalanche course with us! Our programs are available to a range of abilities and interests.

Colorado

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.

European Alps

Europe offers some of the most unique dream trips in the ski world. Many of our Guides have made Europe a core part of their ski season and have an extensive knowledge of the entire area. Dream big with us!

Norway

The northern reaches of Norway are host to majestic fjords of the Lofoten Islands and the Lyngen Alps.

Avalanche Courses

Our avalanche staff has been hand picked for their depth of experience as professionals in the snow and avalanche industry, and for their welcoming, approachable demeanor. They include AIARE Instructor Trainer Team members, AMGA certified ski guides, avalanche forecasters, ski patrollers, and AIARE qualified instructors.

General Skiing Info

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.

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.