Let’s Hit the Telluride Backcountry!

Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding in Telluride

Our Backcountry Ski Excursions give skiers or snowboarders of all abilities the chance to experience the ultimate wilderness delight: untracked powder. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced backcountry fanatic, our guides will thrill you with unspoiled San Juan powder.

Let us introduce to you the sport of backcountry skiing or snowboarding, these tours provide you with the opportunity to learn the basics of backcountry travel, including equipment use and analysis, route finding, travel protocols and avalanche awareness. Intermediate, advanced, and expert skiers welcome.

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

Full Day
Intermediate – Advanced

Equipment and gear rental: skis, beacon shovel prob and an avi airbag

All Ages


Full-day Backcountry Adventure

$185.00 per/person [4+ clients]
per/person [ 2-3 clients]
[ single client ]

If you want to tour and experience the powder of the San Juan Mountains, we can get you off the resort and into the backcountry with our experienced guides.

Backcountry Nordic Adventure

$185.00 per/person [4+ clients]
per/person [ 2-3 clients]
[ single client ]

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. Our backcountry ski tours are off the groomed tracks, choose from a full day or half day adventure. 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 will travers lower foot hills or high alpine meadows where you will 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 most 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 Peak Descents 

$225.00 per/person [4+ clients]
per/person [2-3 clients]
 [single client]

Looking for a Winter summit and technical ascent and descent of a local peak? We can arrange it.