Winter Outdoor Recreation Directory

The Winter Outdoor Recreation Directory includes resources available in Colorado to help locals and visitors safely get outdoors in the winter. Hosted by the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, the directory makes it easy for experienced and novice recreationists to find avalanche safety information, winter guide and outfitter services, and educational material.

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OEDIT division: Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office

American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education

AIARE Avalanche Education Providers & Guides
AIARE is the leading provider of avalanche education in the United States. We work with over 114 provider in the US who provide AIARE curriculum as well as guided backcountry opportunities.

Apex Mountain School

AIARE Level 1, 2 and Rescue Avalanche Education Courses
Learn the basics of avalanche education and how to travel through avalanche terrain on our AIARE Level 1 course. This course will teach you how to make informed decisions in adverse conditions through formal avalanche education. Learn the decision-making skills necessary to evaluate and travel in avalanche terrain in an AIARE Level 2 course. AIARE Avalanche Rescue courses are one-day courses focusing on avalanche rescue scenarios in a winter mountain environment. Learn and practice the skills needed to respond to an avalanche accident.

Aspen Expeditions

AIARE Level 1 and 2 Avalanche Courses
AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Courses taught by Certified AMGA Ski/Splitboard guides in the amazing backcountry terrain of the ElK Mountains surrounding Aspen CO.

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Avalanche Education Resources
 A list of resources and links to avalanche safety content to provide a useful starting point in pursuit of educating yourself on avalanche safety.

Colorado Mountain College

List of Upcoming Classes
Listing of all upcoming credit-based courses at Colorado Mountain College. Scroll down & filter for OUT under Course Code to see our field-based offerings in a variety of outdoor skill and safety classes.

Colorado Mountain Club

Avalanche Courses (AIARE Level 1, AIARE Companion Rescue, Avalanche Terrain Avoidance
CMC strives to provide its community with the highest level of safety training available. We provide avalanche courses at a very reasonable price, making the educational offering accessible to lots of Coloradans.

Colorado Mountain School

Avalanche Safety Training Courses
Our AIARE avalanche training courses are action-packed, combining virtual classroom and tons of field instruction to provide participants with a solid introduction to avalanche awareness and backcountry travel skills. Choose from free avalanche awareness courses to AIARE 1, 2 and Avalanche Rescue.

Avalanche Awareness Clinic
In this free, online avalanche awareness class, our expert guides give an introduction to how avalanches happen, what they look like, how to avoid them, what avalanche safety gear you need and how to gain the skills and knowledge needed to make good decisions in the backcountry. This is a great first step in avalanche education and doubles as a regular refresher course.

El Paso County, Community Services

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Classes
We offer classes twice a year in Wilderness and Remote First Aid, certified through the American Red Cross. We also have First Aid/CPR/AED classes.

Friends of Berthoud Pass

Free Avalanche Awareness Education
We provide free avalanche awareness education. Each year we offer 20 or more two hour classroom sessions, followed with an on-snow day designed to reinforce and further elucidate the classroom principles.

Irwin Guides

AIARE Avalanche Education Courses
Avalanche Education with Irwin Guides provides an experience of a lifetime with each course offering excellent avalanche training that will prepare you for being safe in the backcountry. Irwin Guides professional team of AMGA Certified Ski Guides, Professional Ski Patrollers, and Professional Ski Instructors have been developing and teaching the curriculum of the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) since it first began in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Mountain Trips

Avalanche Education and Rescue Courses
Mountain Trip International is an AMGA Accredited guide service based in Telluride, CO offering avalanche education and backcountry/sidecountry guiding in Telluride. Sign up for private courses for your group on your schedule or join a scheduled open enrollment course. Mountain Trip is a member of the SAS COURSE PROVIDER ALLIANCE, offering Avalanche Education, Backcountry Instruction and Rescue Training. SAS course providers utilize an internationally codified curriculum and adhere to best practices, set forth by MountainSafety.info, which exceed the learning outcomes and educational objectives as defined by the American Avalanche Association.

Paragon Guides

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course
This 24 hour course is a staple for any backcountry recreationalist. It combines self-paced online learning, 3 evening Zoom classroom sessions (6:30pm – 8:30pm during the week leading up to the field days), plus 2 field days to provide the student with a hands-on introduction to avalanche hazard management.

RMOC (Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center)

AIARE Avalanche Training
The AIARE 1 is a three-day course that provides an introduction to using decision making tools to  help a group manage risk while traveling in avalanche terrain. Avalanche Rescue is for anyone who’s taken AIARE 1. This one-day course is a place to both learn new skills and keep your existing skills sharp.

San Juan Expeditions

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Courses
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche courses taught by certified AMGA ski and snowboard guides in the amazing backcountry terrain off of Red Mountain Pass

AIARE Companion Rescue Course
Learn the advanced rescue skills you must know before heading into avalanche terrain. This course was designed as a refresher to take every year, in the beginning or middle of the season, to both refresh your rescue skills and learn the new up to date skills from avalanche professionals.

Silverton Avalanche School

Recreational and Professional Avalanche Courses
As the oldest, continuously operating avalanche education program in the United States, the Silverton Avalanche School is dedicated to training, educating and empowering recreationalists and professionals with the tools, techniques and technologies to make safer decisions in consequential mountain terrain.

American Mountain Guides Association

Hire a Guide Resources
Visit the AMGA Hire a Guide page to find a trained and certified AMGA guide for winter recreation. Hiring a guide for your winter adventure will set you up for safety and success.

Apex Mountain School

Learn to Backcountry Ski in Colorado
Learn to backcountry ski in Colorado with the experienced guides at Apex Mountain School. Our guides will teach you the basics of backcountry skiing while you enjoy the beauty of the Colorado backcountry.

Aspen Expeditions Worldwide

Backcountry Ski Tour
The mountains surrounding Aspen offer countless backcountry ski touring options for both the intermediate and advanced skiers. A day trip to Ashcroft and the Castle Creek Valley is the perfect backcountry skiing destination while in the Aspen area.

Ski or Ride with Aspen Expeditions
Aspen Expeditions Worldwide (AEW) is a mountain guide service based in Aspen, Colorado. AEW has been guiding and teaching rock, ice, ski and alpine mountaineering skills since 1977.

Aspen Alpine Guides

Backcountry Skiing
Aspen Alpine Guides provides guided day tours and peak ascents for backcountry skiers on AT or Telemark gear.

Bluebird Backcountry

Backcountry Ski and Splitboard
Bluebird Backcountry is an inbounds backcountry ski area designed for learning and adventure in Kremmling, Colorado. They’ve combined the best elements of ski areas, guide services, and the true backcountry. Bluebird Backcountry has zero chairlifts. Instead, skiers and snowboarders make their way uphill under their own power following pre-set skin tracks. Instructors and guides are on hand for backcountry and avalanche education.

Colorado Backcountry

Ski Guiding near Crested Butte
Come to Crested Butte to ski or ride with our team of AMGA certified ski guides. Offering private trips for novice to advanced backcountry travelers.

Colorado Mountain Club

Backcountry Snowsports Initiative
The Backcountry Snowsports Initiative (BSI) works to protect winter recreation landscapes for backcountry skiers, splitboarders, snowshoers, Nordic skiers, and winter mountaineers. With Winter Travel Planning on the horizon for Colorado Forests, we are working with skiers and land managers to help determine where motorized use should be allowed or restricted on public lands so that sensitive snowscapes, wildlife habitat, and quiet recreation opportunities remain intact.

Ski Mountaineering School
The Ski Mountaineering School is intended to develop the skills, attitudes, and awareness needed for ski mountaineering tours, such as 13′er and 14′er ski descents in Colorado and ski traverses and ski mountaineering routes in Europe and Canada. Some of the topics covered include planning and preparation, ski gear and equipment, ski techniques, route finding, and avalanche assessment.

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides

Ski Tours
We are a full service Winter Outdoor recreational Guide Service. All of our trips are custom and private.

Colorado Mountain College

List of Upcoming Classes
Listing of all upcoming credit-based courses at Colorado Mountain College. Scroll down & filter for OUT under Course Code to see our field-based offerings in a variety of outdoor skill and safety classes.

Colorado Mountain School

Backcountry Ski and Splitboard Guiding
Colorado Mountain School is the premier guide service in the Rocky Mountains. They offer custom backcountry skiing and splitboarding adventures. They offer everything from single day trips to hut trips and group packages.

Colorado Backcountry

Ski Guiding near Crested Butte
Come to Crested Butte to ski or ride with a team of AMGA certified ski guides. Offering private trips for novice to advanced backcountry travelers.

Colorado Adventure Guides

Winter Recreation Guided Tours
Guided experiences including backcountry skiing/snowboarding, ice climbing, mountaineering, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, and more. Half day to full day adventures with hut-based options available.

Backcountry Ski

Backcountry Splitboard

Winter Hut Trips
Backcountry hut trips in a variety of locations. These trips can be custom made or used in conjunction with one of our guided tours or educational courses.

Irwin Guides

Intro to the backcountry
The intro to the backcountry course covers a general overview of how to prepare and execute a successful day in the backcountry including; essential avalanche hazard information, basic route finding skills, tips and tricks on efficiently using backcountry gear, and an introduction to the variety of resources and information available.

Kent Mountain Adventure Center

Intro to Splitboarding
We teach weekly and private intro to split courses to build a solid foundation of backcountry skills, as well as having a fleet of brand new Weston splitboards!

Lotus Alpine Adventures

Backcountry Ski guiding
Private and custom guided Backcountry Skiing in Colorado under the license and certification of an IFMGA / AMGA Mountain Guide. Based in the resort ski town and backcountry ski touring mecca of Crested Butte, Colorado for the past 17 years, we easily spend 100+ days a season on our skis and know these mountains intimately. With extensive experience as an avalanche forecaster for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center; former ski patroller; and an AMGA / IFMGA Certified Guide, with over 20 years of experience safely guiding private ski groups in the mountains of Colorado; Alaska; European Alps; Iceland; and beyond, a ski trip with us is sure to be a safe and top notch ski experience no matter what destination you choose to join us in!

Mountain Trips

Backcountry Ski/Splitboard guiding and instruction
Mountain Trip is an AMGA Accredited guide service based in Telluride, CO. They offer guiding and instruction including backcountry and sidecountry skiing/boarding, ice climbing in Telluride and Ouray, and Avalanche education. Their local AMGA trained/certified ski guides can help you find the best skiing for your group from steep couloirs to untracked low angle powder. They also provide introduction to backcountry, avalanche education, backcountry safety and rescue training.

Paragon Guides

Backcountry Ski Tours
Private and small group Backcountry Ski Tours near Vail, Colorado.

Backcountry Ski Hut Trips
Backcountry Ski multi-day trips into the 10th Mountain Huts near Vail, Leadville and Aspen

Pikes Peak Alpine School

Intro to Backcountry Skiing
Intro to Splitboarding
Guided Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding
Ski and mountaineering guide service – AMGA Certified Ski and Splitboarding Guides and Courses.

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

Intro to Backcountry
Learn what it takes to begin venturing into the backcountry.  Learn the basics about avalanche hazards, weather observations, and trip planning.  Overview of all equipment, including beacon, shovel and probe.  Then head out to the trail for a basic tour through the woods.  This is a great prep course for AIARE Level 1.

Touring in avalanche terrain
Spend a day on the mountain learning to travel safely and efficiently through the backcountry.  This includes uphill travel techniques like the kick turn, and how to quickly change over from climb to shred mode.  We will also learn how to analyze a snowpit with three simple tests.  Finally, we plan to have fun and make some great turns!

San Juan Expeditions

Backcountry Ski or Ride
Backcountry programs are designed to accommodate a wide variety of experience levels and ski/snowboard backgrounds.

AIARE Avalanche Courses
AIARE Avalanche courses are taught by certified AMGA ski and snowboard guides in the backcountry terrain off of Red Mountain Pass

Steamboat Powdercats

Snowcat Skiing
Based in Steamboat Springs and operating on Buffalo Pass, t, Steamboat Powdercats offers backcountry touring and snowcat skiing and snowboarding tours from December through March.

USAF Academy Outdoor Adventure Programs

Guided Backcountry Skiing/Splitboarding Beginner to Advanced
Discounted guided backcountry skiing and split boarding trips for military members and affiliates. All levels of backcountry user are welcome, from introductory trips to advanced ski mountaineering trips, including all equipment needs, transpiration, and certified guides.

Vail Powder Guides

Guided Backcountry Snowcat Skiing and Riding
A small family owned snowcat guide service providing backcountry skiing and riding since 2006 in the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area.

Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts Nordic and Backcountry School
Vail Resorts Nordic and Backcountry School offers Backcountry Snowshoe and Cross-Country Tours as well as Skin Tours with all equipment provided for XC and Snowshoe tours. This season private reservations only at 970-754-4390 or vail.com/nordic.

Adventures with Daniel

Custom Adventures
Custom snow adventures – Fatbikes, snowshoe, winter camping and more!

Always Choose Adventures

Gear Library
Members of ACA get free access to all gear within our gear library such as snowshoes, microspikes, crampons, backpacking gear, sleds, paddleboards and more!

Aspen Alpine Guides

Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to see Aspen in winter. Head out for a half or full day through aspen groves, snow filled forests, wide open valleys or wintery ridge lines.

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides

Snowshoeing
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides provides spectacular tours into Rocky Mountain National Park, with opportunities to explore the majestic mountain scenery and some of the best snowshoeing in Colorado.

Colorado Adventure Guides

Snowshoe
Colorado Adventure Guides offers both a half-day tour (about 3-5 hours) and a shortened 2-hour tour, with our guides choosing a location that is as close as possible to where you are staying in the county to reduce driving time and increase adventure time. Snowshoe rentals are included for each tour.

Colorado Mountain School

Snowshoeing
Visiting Estes Park? Go snowshoeing! This snowshoeing experience is perfect for an individual or family looking for a fun adventure – no experience required.

Colorado Backcountry

Snowshoe guiding near Crested Butte
Come to Crested Butte to snowshoe or ride with our team of AMGA certified ski guides. Offering private trips for novice to advanced backcountry travelers.

Irwin Guides

Snowshoeing
These tours are perfect if you’re looking for a few hours in the winter backcountry. Our snowshoe tours are ideal for individuals, groups, families, or friends. Slow down and enjoy the surroundings while hiking through pristine snow covered meadows, aspen glades, and dark timbered forests. The views will take your breath away. Snowshoes are also an ideal way to view winter wildlife such as ptarmigan, snowshoe hare, ermin, eagles, and hawks.

Paragon Guides

Snowshoeing
Half-day and Full-day private snowshoe hikes near Vail, CO

Pikes Peak Alpine School

Snowshoe Tours
Pikes Peak Alpine School offers terrain and trails at low and high elevations so we always have snow for our ski and snowshoe adventures.

Timberline BH Adventures

Multi-day Snowshoe Tours
For a perfect winter getaway choose our 3 day, guided snowshoe tour in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts Nordic and Backcountry School
We offer Backcountry Snowshoe and Cross-Country Tours as well as Skin Tours with all equipment provided for XC and Snowshoe tours. This season private reservations only at 970-754-4390 or vail.com/nordic.

Walking Mountains Science Center

Snowshoeing
Join a Walking Mountains naturalist guide each Tuesday and Thursday this winter for a backcountry snowshoe excursion into the White River National Forest.

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides

Full Service Winter Adventure Guiding Company
A full-service winter outdoor recreational guide service with custom and private and private trips.

Colorado Adventure Guides

Nordic Skiing
Half-day cross-country skiing tour runs about 3-5 hours and our guides will choose a location that is as close as possible to where you are staying in the county to reduce driving time and increase adventure time. Complete rental packages are available.

Winter Hut Trips
Backcountry hut trips in a variety of locations. These trips can be custom made or used in conjunction with another guided tour or educational course.

Colorado Backcountry

Ski guiding near Crested Butte
Come to Crested Butte to ski or ride with their team of AMGA certified ski guides. Offering private trips for novice to advanced backcountry travelers.

Gunnison Nordic Club

Cross Country Skiing
A high-quality groomed cross-country trails system open to the public, in and around the Gunnison area.

Irwin Guides

Cross Country Skiing
Whether you are a beginner or a track champion, Irwin Guides has the terrain and guide to suit your individual skills and goals. A cross country skiing tour with Irwin Guides will take you to beautiful valleys deep in the heart of the Elk Mountains.

Paragon Guides

Cross Country Skiing
Nordic Ski Tours near Vail, CO. Non-groomed trails.

Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts Nordic and Backcountry School
We offer Backcountry Snowshoe and Cross-Country Tours as well as Skin Tours with all equipment provided for XC and Snowshoe tours. This season private reservations only at 970-754-4390 or vail.com/nordic.

Colorado Sled Rentals

Snowmobiling Tours and Rentals
Colorado Sled Rentals is Colorado’s premier motorized outdoor recreational operator in Steamboat Springs. They provide the best backcountry snowmobile experience for all abilities. Emphasizing on avalanche safety, awareness and respecting our public lands.

Grand Adventures

Snowmobiling Tours and Rentals
Ride the Continental Divide on Colorado snowmobiling trails as you never have before. Tours top out at nearly 12,000 feet with views of the entire Winter Park Ski area and the Fraser Valley. Tour options for all abilities from beginner to advanced.

Mountain Skilzz

Snowmobile workshops and motorized-specific avalanche safety training
MOUNTAIN SKILLZ is your GO-TO source for professional instructional-based mountain snowmobiling and motorized-specific avalanche safety training! Southern Colorado is home to some of the best snow conditions, terrain, and weather in the world. Six separate trailheads assure you diverse opportunities and the best terrain specifically for your needs and interests.

Nova Guides Inc.

Snowmobile Guide Service
Nova Guides offers half-day and full-day excursions at their primary Camp Hale location. Operating our tours in the White River National Forest at Historic Camp Hale, Nova Guides reaches elevations of 12,500 feet on the largest commercial snowmobile trail system in the Vail and Beaver Creek area.

Sage Outdoor Adventures

Guided Snowmobile Tours
Premier guided snowmobiling on Central Colorado’s largest private snowmobile mountain. Purpose built loop trails take you above tree line, with views of the Continental Divide, 7 ski areas, and 5 different mountain ranges. With something for the never-ever to the snowmobiling expert, Sage Outdoor Adventures offers exciting snowmobiling tours on an exclusive private mountain.

Vail Backcountry Tours

Guided Snowmobile Tours
Vail Backcountry Tours offer two hour, half-day and private snowmobile tours. Their tours are family friendly as well as provide an adrenaline rush for our thrill-seeking guests and consist of groomed trails, single track through the beautiful White River National Forest, and open meadows.

American Mountain Guides Association

Hire an Ice Instructor
Visit the AMGA Hire a Guide page to find a trained and certified AMGA guide. Hiring a guide for your winter adventure will set you up for safety and success.

Apex Mountain School

Learn Ice Climbing in Colorado
Learn the basic skills of ice climbing in the beautiful Colorado backcountry with the experienced guides at Apex Mountain School. Our guides will teach you the skills needed to conquer ice climbing in Colorado.

Learn Ice Rappelling in Colorado
Learn the basics of ice rappelling from the experienced guides at Apex Mountain School. Rappelling, also known as abseiling, is an exciting form of mountain travel used to descend sheer cliff faces and frozen waterfalls with ease.

Aspen Expeditions

Aspen Ice Climbing
Ice climbing is a unique and fun experience with an Aspen Expeditions guide; using technical ice tools and crampons to climb frozen waterfalls on a safe top-rope can be a real thrill! They will introduce you to two-tool ice climbing techniques. You will spend the day gaining a basic understanding of safety measures, tool placement, body positioning, belaying, and proper lowering techniques.

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides

Custom Ice Climbing Trips
Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides offer custom and private trips, and will work with you to learn and practice the skills you most need to succeed in the mountains. On their courses, they cover the basics of roped glacier travel, self-arrest and crevasse rescue.

Colorado Adventure Guides

Guided Ice Climbing
From beginners swinging ice tools for the first time to advanced climbers seeking expert instruction, experience a day of ice climbing in the mountains of Summit County. We offer half and full-day, single and multi-pitch, guided sessions for all ability levels.

Climbing for Life

Ice Climbing
Climbing For Life conducts guided ice climbing for at-risk and under-privileged youth.

Climbing International LLC DBA The Colorado Climbing Company

Ice Climbing
Guide service that offers guided climbing tours and instruction in winter including backcountry ice climbing, ski touring, and non-certificate avalanche instruction and companion rescue.

Colorado Mountain College

List of Upcoming Classes
Listing of all upcoming credit-based courses at Colorado Mountain College. Scroll down & filter for OUT under Course Code to see our field-based offerings in a variety of outdoor skill and safety classes.

Colorado Mountain School

Ice Climbing Courses
Learn how to ice climb, right here in the Rocky Mountains. CMS offers beginner through advanced ice climbing courses for all ability levels; gear rentals included.

Private Mountain Guiding
If you would like to cover the curriculum from a certain course, but can’t make the course date, or you have your own objective in mind, then booking a private outing is for you. CMS will do exactly what you want to do, when you can do it – they will go ice climbing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, ski touring or splitboarding in Colorado’s high country.

Irwin Guides

Ice Skills Clinics
The clinics include: Intro to Ice Climbing, Two Day Skills Clinic, Women’s Intro to Ice Climbing,and Learn to Lead Ice.

Lotus Alpine Adventures

Ice Climbing Guide
Private and custom ice climbing guiding, and educational instruction in the world-famous Ouray Ice Park and surrounding area, with an IFMGA / AMGA Certified Mountain Guide.

Mountain Trips

Ice Climbing instruction
Mountain Trip is an AMGA Accredited guide service based in Telluride, CO. They offer guiding and instruction including backcountry and sidecountry skiing/boarding, ice climbing in Telluride and Ouray, and Avalanche education.

Pikes Peak Alpine Schol

Guide Service
AMGA Certified Guides and AIARE Avalanche instruction. Guided Front Range Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Education.

Ice Climbing
Our AMGA-certified guides offer private guided ice climbing for beginning through advanced climbers in the southern Front Range and beyond.

Intro to Ice Climbing Half-Day
Intro to Ice Climbing Full-Day
Private Ice Instruction

Paradox Sports

Ice climbing for individuals with physical disabilities

RMOC (Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center)

Into to Ice Climbing
Learn the basics of safety and technique for climbing on ice formations.

San Juan Expeditions

Ice Climbing
Silverton and the surrounding areas offer some of the tallest, easiest accessed, and most aesthetic ice climbing in Colorado and the lower 48. From introductory weekend ice climbing classes, to challenging mixed climbing clinics, let SJE design a custom program to help you build your skills for a lifetime of enjoyment on the ice.

USAF Academy Outdoor Adventure Programs

Guided Ice Climbing and Instruction
Discounted ice climbing instruction and guided trips in Colorado Springs for military members and affiliates. Trips are guided by AMGA Certified Instructors and include all necessary climbing equipment.

Colorado Mountain Club

Ski Mountaineering School
The Ski Mountaineering School is intended to develop the skills, attitudes, and awareness needed for ski mountaineering tours, such as 13′er and 14′er ski descents in Colorado and ski traverses and ski mountaineering routes in Europe and Canada. Some of the topics covered include planning and preparation, ski gear and equipment, ski techniques, route finding, and avalanche assessment.

Irwin Guides

Alpine Skills Clinic
Follow a tried and true effective learning progression from the basics of traveling over rock and snow in the mountain environment to being able to manage ropes, belays, and climbing protection while on a ‘self-guided climb’. This skills intensive course is designed to maximize hands-on-learning in a real mountain alpine climbing environment.

Apex Mountain School

Mountaineering 101
Learn the skills needed to ascend mountain peaks and travel through the mountains of Colorado by joining Apex on one of their mountaineering courses. Their guides will help you hone your mountaineering skills and knowledge while sharing with you their strategies for making the most of mountain environments.

Aspen Expeditions Worldwide

Intro to ski-mountaineering
Aspen Expeditions Worldwide will focus on introducing and practicing some of the steep/firm snow techniques necessary to safely ascending and skiing steeper backcountry lines in a spring or summer snowpack.

Colorado Adventure Guides

Winter Peak Ascents
Summiting a peak in the snow requires careful planning and route finding. Colorado Adventure Guides have years of experience climbing our mountains year round. Whether you choose to climb one of our more modest local peaks or want to tackle a 14er, CAG has you covered.

Pikes Peak Alpine School

Ski/Splitboard Mountaineering
Our AMGA-certified guides offer private guided mountaineering trips as well as teach multi-day public mountaineering courses for beginning to advanced climbers.

San Juan Expeditions

Private Guiding in the Weminuche Wilderness
Expand your alpine climbing with San Juan Expeditions in Colorado’s largest wilderness; the Weminuche Wilderness. From novice hikes and snow climbs, to remote alpine routes that will test even the seasoned climber; the Weminuche Wilderness has something for everybody!

Colorado Mountain School

Mountaineering Courses
Learn how to increase your access to the mountains through our progression of mountaineering courses. Learn skills like trip planning, mountain navigation, using gear like crampons and ice axes, movement in a variety of terrain including snow, rock, and ice, and how to use ropes to add protection to a variety of different types of terrain.

Private Mountain Guiding
If you would like to cover the curriculum from a certain course, but can’t make the course date, or you have your own objective in mind, then booking a private outing is for you. CMS will do exactly what you want to do, when you can do it – they will go ice climbing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, ski touring or splitboarding in Colorado’s high country.

Aspen Alpine Guides

Technical Mountaineering Instruction
Aspen Alpine Guides offers private guiding for the serious ski mountaineer and technical mountaineering instruction geared toward snowy summits.

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides

Custom Outdoor Adventures
Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides is a full service winter outdoor recreational guide service. All of their trips are custom and private.

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