Aspen Expeditions Worldwide is a mountain guide service, backcountry center and custom adventure travel service based in the heart of the magnificent Rocky Mountains in Aspen, Colorado. AEW has been guiding and teaching rock, ice, ski & alpine mountaineering skills since 1977 under a USFS* permit. In addition, AEW leads adventures to international destinations such as the Himalaya (Nepal, Bhutan) Tanzania (Kilimanjaro), South America and the European Alps! So come join us for a memorable mountain experience! 

Founded by IFMGA Guide Dick Jackson, Aspen Expeditions takes pride in the service and products it delivers. Our high reputation from past and current guests and our commitment to mountain guides' American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)* training and certification are Aspen Expeditions Worldwide's credentials. 

AEW is also the only slope side Dynafit Test Center and operates a Backcountry Shop. Now you can shop online as well as at our location at Aspen Highlands Village for backcountry equipment. Come visit and demo the latest Dynafit backcountry ski equipment. AEW is also a Mammut Airbag refill center and rental center.

Click here for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center forecast for the Aspen zone.

IFMGA Guide Dick Jackson, founder

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Wicked Stawm Comin'!?$&

November 19, 2014

An impressive early winter storm moved into the Aspen area on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and with any luck — the NWS has issued a Winter Storm Warning through Saturday night — this one may leave a mark. So, we've got that going for us. The timing, it turns, is quite good, and just one week ago the infamous Aspen Highlands bootpacking crew started stomping around in the high lonesome zones of Highland Bowl. We are also hearing reports of decent — and rapidly improving — skiing conditions on the higher-elevation slopes of Aspen Highlands. We're still a few weeks away from the official opening of ski season here in Aspen, but for the intrepid, it may be primetime for some skin-to-win missions pre-Thanksgiving. Enjoy! Photos by... Continue Reading →

Get Ready for the Winter Backcountry

October 29, 2014

It's that time of year to think about and plan your winter outdoor adventures! Come experience the winter backcountry with one of our AMGA/AIARE ski guides!  Learn about snow, avalanches and safe travel through backcountry terrain with a AIARE avalanche course. Plan a custom backcountry ski hut trip with your family and/or a group of friends.  Let us provide you with an awesome guide, avalanche rescue equipment and  we'll handle all the logistics. Are you already planning a trip to Aspen/Snowmass? Join us for a day tour in the backcountry (lift-accessed)!Contact us via phone at 970-925-7625 or email/form today and let us help you plan your next mountain adventure!   Continue Reading →


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