Let’s Hit the Telluride Backcountry!

Backcountry Nordic Skiing

If you’re looking for unique adventure on skis but you are not an alpine skier, you might be a candidate for backcountry cross-country skiing.  The skis are designed for accessing a lot of different terrains, built light and with metal edges and a wax-less base that includes a skin patch for added traction up hill. We traverse lower foothills or high alpine meadows where you’ll feel agile and safe — in all kind of snow conditions. The style of movement is almost identical to classic skiing, with a kick and glide phase, while keeping your skis parallel. The difference is backcountry skis are wider and feel more comfortable in deep and fresh snow conditions, rather than in parallel tracks. This is the most traditional form of Nordic Skiing and it’s the perfect way to experience the beauty of the San Juan Mountains in winter.

BACKCOUNTRY LOCATIONS
Including but not limited to:
San Juan Mountains
Lizard Head Wilderness
Ophir
Alta Lakes
Rico and Dunton areas

ADVENTURE LEVEL
Half Day or Full Day
Beginner – Advanced

INCLUDED
Equipment and gear rental: skis, poles (avi gear as needed)

AGES
All Ages

AMENITIES
Lunch included on full-day excursions

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Our backcountry ski tours are off the groomed tracks, choose from a full day or half day adventure.  This is traditional form of Nordic Skiing is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the San Juan Mountains in winter.

Backcountry Nordic Full Day Adventure 
Private

$175.00 per/person [4+ clients]
$195.00 
per/person [ 2-3 clients]
$325.00 
[ single client ]

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Backcountry Nordic Half Day Adventure 
Private

$125.00 per/person [4+ clients]
$155.00 
per/person [ 2-3 clients]
$275.00 
[ single client ]

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