Sharing our passion for backcountry skiing and snowboarding is what we love to do. Our AMGA trained/certified ski guides specialize in delivering sound and memorable mountain experiences with a low guide ratio of no more than 3:1.
Aspen is one of the places in North America where backcountry skiing first took hold, and to this day it remains a one-of-kind global ski destination. We firmly believe Aspen's backcountry skiing opportunities are a big part of that charm and allure, and we invite you to consider skiing or riding with us this winter.
Take a look at the offerings below, including lift-accessed ski descents. If it's your first time exploring the backcountry consider a lift-access or intro to backcountry skiing tour. Akin to summer hiking, winter ski touring has the added bonus of a ski descent.
Want more? Go on a ski mountaineering tour and perhaps climb and ski a winter peak. You let us know the kind of tour you want and depending on conditions we'll lead you to the untracked snow beyond the boundaries deemed appropriate for you and your posse.
As a slopeside backcountry test center based out of Aspen Highlands, all the light weight alpine touring equipment necessary for the day can be provided. Daily demos are also available.
Since 1977, Aspen Expeditions' ski guides have been leading skiers into the winter backcountry of the Elk Mountains, near Aspen, CO. Our local knowledge is unsurpassed.
Give us a call at 970-925-7625 or send an email to schedule a day or for more information.
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