Backcountry Skiing Full Day 2017-09-03T14:52:56+00:00

Project Description

Full Day Guided Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

I thoroughly enjoyed skiing and learning with you. It’s always rewarding to be in the mountains with a real pro.

Trond Skramstad

Full Day Guided Backcountry Skiing in the San Juan Mountains

Learn how to backcountry ski or join one of our guides for the backcountry ski day of a lifetime!  This is a full day of instruction and guiding that will be tailored to your ability level and interests. If you are a beginner, we will help you learn the basics of ski touring on easy-going, moderate runs near the road. If you have backcountry skiing experience, we will arrange a high-level ski tour that includes big powder runs and lots of vertical.

World Class Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

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 and Silverton, the big peak descents in the Mt. Sneffels Range, and the full length of the San Juan Hut System.  Incredible backcountry skiing and snowboarding opportunities exist for all ability levels. There are quiet tree runs that hold powder for weeks after a storm, big open bowls with acres of untracked snow, and steep faces that descend from craggy summits.  The terrain is big, 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 members include AMGA certified ski guides, AIARE Instructor Trainer Team members, avalanche forecasters, ski patrollers, and AIARE course leaders. In addition to their industry leading credentials, they are thoughtful, patient leaders who will provide you with an educational and rewarding backcountry skiing experience.

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Program Details


San Juan Mountains, Colorado


Offered every day throughout the 2017-2018 season.
Single day or multi-day trips are available


Beginner – Advanced


1 person: $409.00
2 people: $279.00 each
3 people: $219.00 each
4 people: $189.00 each
5 people: $159.00 each
6 people: $139.00 each



Cost includes: Instruction and guiding with an AMGA certified instructor/guide; avalanche safety gear including beacon, shovel, and probe; photos from your day; and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Cost does not include: Transportation, food, lodging, travel insurance, personal insurance, gratuities to guides, and personal clothing and ski equipment for the backcountry (see equipment list below).  Alpine touring boots, skis, skins, and poles are available for rent from our shop.


Intermediate downhill skiing ability
Ability to make controlled turns on blue runs at ski areas


Maximum of 6:1


Backcountry Skiing Equipment List (PDF)

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guided backcountry skiing full day near Red Mountain Pass Colorado
guided backcountry skiing full day in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
Guided backcountry skiing full day in the high peaks

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.