Join Mountain Trip’s highly trained staff for a day of backcountry skiing around Telluride. Whether you want to learn the skills to explore the winter backcountry, or gain the confidence to drop into steeper lines, we can help you realize your big mountain aspirations. Our guides are highly trained in ski guiding, as well as avalanche forecasting, assessment, and rescue. We love teaching the skills necessary to help you expand what you thought possible in the mountains.
Mountain Trip is the only guide service in southwestern Colorado that is accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), the premier credentialing organization in the US. AMGA Accreditation is a recognition of a company’s high standards in risk management, guide training and company procedures.
Considerations: Clients do not need previous backcountry skiing experience, but they do need to possess at least intermediate to advanced skiing or snowboarding ability on the resort (ski “black diamond” runs confidently). Clients coming from sea level or lower elevations should be aware of altitude and its effects when recreating. Altitude and route finding will often make going uphill much slower than clients may anticipate. All skiiers will need to provide shoe sizes upon booking.
Trip fee INCLUDES: Route-finding, risk mitigation and instruction from professional mountain guides. Mountain Trip will provide round-trip transportation, ski pack, beacon, shovel and probe, if needed. New, lightweight Alpine Touring Boots, Skis, Skins available for an additional charge. Airbag backpack available for an additional charge.
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transportation to Telluride, personal clothing, lunch ($20 per person, from Pandora Catering). Some of these items may be available through our office; please inquire for details. We do not have splitboard rentals.
Timing: A full day backcountry ski experience takes 6-8 hours. Half day experiences can be tailored upon request, depending on skier experience and ability. Maximum group size: 8 participants.