Backcountry Skiing Colorado
Backcountry Skiing in Colorado boasts unmatched terrain and world class snow that has drawn beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers to the Vail Valley for years. Escape the crowds and lift lines of the resorts, lose your cell phone for a day, and have a truly unique and unforgettable Colorado experience. AT (“Alpine Touring”) skiers, telemark skiers and snowboarders ascend though alpine forests towards summits with breathtaking scenery, and make fresh tracks skiing the Colorado backcountry.
Expect big smiles, high fives and a powerful sense of achievement. Apex offers Colorado skiing itineraries to fit all experience and ability levels. For skiers who want to push limits and learn the essential skills necessary for traveling in the backcountry, we offer intermediate backcountry skiing courses and avalanche education courses.
Below are links to our different Colorado skiing trips and courses. Our guides are happy to customize itineraries to fit your personal goals.
Our guides share secret stashes – you’ll cut alpine lines in high mountain glades and bowls. We offer trips daily welcoming all fitness and ability levels.
Leave your cares behind and escape to the wilderness with friends and family, complete with lifelong memories. Apex offers multiday trips to full amenity wilderness huts; relax and enjoy the solitude and peace of Colorado’s scenic getaways. From the front door of your hut, experience daily guided trips in amazing terrain, or enjoy a favorite read by a wood stoked stove. Hut trips may also be combined with AAA avalanche education for a more education-oriented outing.
This course is a great introduction for beginners looking to get out and learn the basics. Topic options include efficient skinning tips, terrain evaluation and variable snow skiing techniques. Customized lessons promote a focus on areas for improvement and having fun!
This course is for skiers with backcountry experience and advanced resort skiers. Focus is on maximizing efficiency, avalanche awareness and terrain selection, and ripping more committing lines.
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education(“AIARE”) is the industry standard for avalanche awareness and education. Our Colorado based AIARE Level 1 course comes with a certificate of completion, and topics include search and rescue techniques, basic snowpack tests, route finding and decision making in avalanche terrain, and more. This 3 day course is essential for all backcountry skiers, snowboarders and enthusiasts.
This 3 day avalanche course is a great way for skiers, snowboarders, ice climbers and enthusiasts to learn the basics of avalanche awareness. Learn the proper technique for using a beacon, probe and shovel, as well as safe travel techniques and more. Combine this course with a backcountry hut trip for an exciting and educational multi-day experience.
Choose #1 recommended Apex for your unforgettable Colorado skiing experience. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Advanced reservations are recommended, not required. Some personal items provided by participant(s); see our gear list.
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