Ski Mountaineering

While the Colorado snowpack requires careful avalanche hazard evaluation, there is almost always great skiing and ski mountaineering to be found – if you know where to look.  A solid foundation in backcountry skiing or splitboarding opens up a lifetime of new terrain that’s far from the crowd and without a liftline in sight.  Join us for a lesson in backcountry skiing and discover what’s over that next alpine ridge.

COURSES

Intro to Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Skiing This one-day course teaches you the fundamentals of backcountry skiing. You’ll get plenty of time skinning up slopes and skiing back down. More importantly, you’ll be introduced to the craft of backcountry decision-making and skiing techniques by one of…

Intro to Splitboarding

Backcountry Splitboarding This one day course teaches you the fundamentals of splitboarding. You’ll get plenty of time skinning up slopes and riding back down. More importantly, you’ll be introduced to the craft of backcountry decision-making and technique by one of…

RMNP Classic Ski Tour

RMNP Ski Tour Rocky Mountain National Park offers up terrain for all skiers and splitboarders, including mellow glades, open bowls, steep couloirs and lofty summits. Each week, your guide will select a tour that’s appropriate for the group’s skill and…

Intro to Ski & Splitboard Mountaineering

Splitboard & Ski Mountaineering Intro to Ski & Splitboard Mountaineering is a two day course, after which students will be familiar with the advanced skills involved in choosing and carrying-out summit ski descents. We will practice skills to manage risk and…

Backcountry Ski Hut Trip

Ski Hut Trips CMS is offering guided ski hut trips to Colorado backcountry huts this winter.  Join us on a memorable hut skiing adventure, for any ability. We have trips planned for the beginner backcountry skier all the way to…

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse Prep Ski Tour

Grand Traverse Prep Ski Tour Dreaming of completing the legendary 40-mile Crested Butte to Aspen ski race? Take advantage of this great opportunity to ski the Grand Traverse Course over three days with CMS guides. We will travel on traditional…