Certified AMGA and IFMGA Guided Backcountry Skiing
Destinations include: Crested Butte Colorado, the San Juan Mountains Colorado, the European Alps – France, Switzerland, Italy and Valdez and Thompson Pass Alaska
Ski!!!! It’s what we do and what drew us to a life in the mountains many decades ago. Based in the resort ski town and backcountry ski touring Mecca of Crested Butte, Colorado for the past 17 years, we easily spend 100+ days a season on our skis and know these mountains intimately.
With extensive experience as an avalanche forecaster for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center; former ski patroller; and an AMGA / IFMGA Certified Guide, with hundreds of days of ski guiding clients in the Colorado backcountry and the snowy mountains of the greater ranges of the world, a ski trip with us is sure to be a safe and top notch ski experience no matter what destination you choose to join us in!
There is no more sublime way to enjoy the beauty and wilderness of the mountains then ski touring in the heart of winter, when much of the land has been hushed under a blanket of snow, the air crisp and fresh, and the snow under our skis light and fluffy. Being in the mountains and in the backcountry at any season is a special experience, but in the winter the experience is that much more precious. Everything feels more magnified….the air, the light, the surroundings, the quiet, the calm, or the raging of the storm. It makes the crackle of a wood stove, the hot mug of cocoa, or the crisp cold beer at the end of the day all that much more meaningful and rewarding, and appreciated.
It is these feelings, and then so many more that are even harder to describe, that drew us to this place, that called us to the mountains, that made us shape our lives amongst them, and that made us feel this pull so powerfully that we felt we just had to share the experience with others. The people of the world need to backcountry ski, to feel the powder in their faces, the smell of the pines in the air, to see the amazing azure blue of the winter sky at 10,000′, and to know the feeling of floating effortlessly down the side of a mountain, or through a gladed and silent forest…it would all make everyone so much happier, and fix so many problems….well….at least for those beautiful arcing downy filled turns it would anyways.
Come ski with us, here in Colorado, or abroad in some of our favorite places on the planet like Alaska, The Alps, and beyond. We want to share with you the feeling, and the joy to be found, and to why we have chosen to make this our ‘calling’ in life.