Crested Butte

Backcountry Skiing in Crested Butte

Price range

from $200

Skill level


Group size

1 - 4 people

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

Crested Butte has long been known as a backcountry haven. Five separate drainages offer hundreds 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 has it all. 

Count on exploring classic runs like the Red Lady Bowl at Mt. Emmons, Ruby Range and SnodgrassMountain.

Your guide will take your skills into consideration when planning your day in the backcountry. You can count on doing a lot of backcountry skiing. Book this course privately or join up with other likeminded enthusiasts. 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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What's included?

  • Professional ski guide (max 4:1 skiers to guide)
  • Avalanche safety gear (beacon, shovel, probe), Mammut RAS air backpack

What's NOT included?

  • Food, lodging*
  • Backcountry touring set-up**

*Inquire about lodging discounts when making your booking
**Backcountry touring set-ups can be rented for an additional fee.

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