Ski Mountaineering

Ski Mountaineering with Crested Butte Mountain Guides

Spring in Colorado is the perfect time to enjoy one of these iconic ski runs. Longer days, predictable and stable avalanche conditions, and warmer weather make this an ideal trip for the skier looking to end their season with a crown jewel.

Have you been waiting for the solid spring snow cycle to ski those steep backcountry lines you’ve been looking at all winter? Wanting to summit a Colorado peak only to descend with the grace and fun of skis on your feet, instead of the usual slog? Or, are you looking to nab some technical ski descents and want a guide for skill instruction and safety? Crested Butte Mountain Guides is looking forward to a phenomenal spring and early-summer of Colorado ski mounatineering, and want you to come and join us. Right out of our backdoor are many 3,000′+ descents, up to 50 degrees on some, just waiting for you to leave some signature tracks on.

Colorado Spring Ski Mountaineering Camps

Join us in Crested Butte, Colorado for 4-days of fun in the surrounding western rocky mountains. Learn the basics of ski mountaineering skills, with daily clinics in technical snow climbing with ice axes and crampons, steep skiing techniques, rappelling & rope work while skiing, navigation, and basic avalanche safety….all while skiing and riding amidst the incredible beauty fo the peaks of the Elk Mountains just outside our backdoor in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Alaska Ski Mountaineering Camp

Journey to the birthplace and home of extreme skiing. Valdez, Alaska was put on the map by the late, great ski mountaineering pioneer, Doug Coombs…what better place to enjoy the challenge and thrill of skiing big lines on big peaks then to go to where it all started from in North America. Join AMGA Certified Ski Mountaineering Guides on this super specialized and small ratio (1:3) ski mountaineering adventure in “the land of the midnight sun.”

Colorado 14eers

Looking to follow in Dawson’s & Davenport’s footsteps and ski some of Colorado’s famed 14,000′ peaks? There’s no time like the present to get after them. Join one of Crested Butte Mountain Guides ‘Ski the 14ers trips’. The winter of 09/10 if filling in nicely, and many technical and dicey lines will be in prime condition. From gentle intermediate runs, to steep and technical extreme descents, our AMGA Trained & Certified Ski Mountaineering Guides can take you there.

  • Mount Elbert
  • Mount Massive
  • La Plata Peak
  • Mount Yale, Mount Harvard & Mount Columbia
  • Mount Antero
  • Mount Missouri
  • Mount Oxford
  • Mount Belford
  • Humboldt Peak
  • Crestone Peak & Crestone Needle
  • Kit Carson, & Challenger Peak
  • Mounts Gray’s, Torrey’s, & Bierstadt

All our guides are AMGA Ski Guide or Ski Mountaineering Trained or Certified, and are also experienced mountaineers and skiers, and have many of these descents (plus many others) under their belts.