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Vail Pass

Backcountry Skiing in Vail Pass

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from $175

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1 - 4 people

Come explore backcountry skiing in Vail Pass, Colorado. Going by splitboard, telemark or alpine touring, you’ll have a blast in all the beautiful powder in the Colorado backcountry. 

Vail Pass has long been known as a backcountry haven. There's tons of routes, so you can rest and ski assured that even with years of skiing, you'll won't have to ski the same route twice. There's open bowls, steep and secluded tree shots, and big alpine peaks. The backcountry in Vail has it all. 

Count on exploring classic runs at places like Wingle Ridge, Ptarmigan HillCorkscrew or Machine Gun Ridge.

Your guide will take your skills into consideration when planning your day in the backcountry. Regardless, count on doing a lot of backcountry skiing. This course is also great to take in conjunction with an Avalanche Level 1, Level 2 or an AIARE Avalanche Rescue class.

After this class you'll
  • Have skied in some beautiful, gorgeous powder
  • Be ready to try the next step, like a hut-to-hut tour
Prerequisites for backcountry skiing

All participants need to be competent and comfortable skiers on variable packed snow and untouched terrain. The skiing is a ton of fun, but it demands some experience.

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