Join us this season for a truly unique winter experience. Our new Bridal Veil ski touring camp is equipped with several heated Arctic Oven Tents and the necessities for an adventurous overnight you are sure to remember forever. Ski tour into camp from Telluride Ski Resort, enjoy three days of guided backcountry skiing, hearty meals, two nights in backcountry tents with unobstructed stargazing, and comfortable sleeping quarters.
This is authentic overnight mountain camping in the alpine above Telluride. The stars, semi-remote location, varying terrain options, and calm setting combine for a distinctive winter camping experience. We recommend you have a sense of adventure and confidence/experience with backcountry skiing or snowboarding to book this trip. Touring camp season is February 18 through April 2, 2023.
BACKCOUNTRY SKI CAMP
Season: February 18, 2023 to April 2, 2023
Included: Three days of guided backcountry skiing/snowboarding, two nights of winter camping in heated tents, and catered meals at camp.
Our backcountry camp setting consists of several Arctic Oven tents, separate tents for sleeping (up to three people fit comfortably in each tent) and for dining and hanging out. Each tent has a dedicated heater to keep you comfortable while winter camping at 12,000 feet. For sleeping, we provide cots with pads and cozy down sleeping bags. You are required to bring your own sleeping bag liner.
We have strategically placed camp so you can enjoy the spectacular setting. After a full day of guided ski touring into or near camp, enjoy delicious après snacks and dinner prepared for you by our camp staff/guides. Rest easy following glittering stargazing and a warm campfire.
These trips are for ski tourers with some experience who have all their own touring gear. Please review our equipment list below before booking this trip as Helitrax does not rent gear.
This trip offering is in partnership with local guide service Mountain Trip. Groups will be guided by one of Mountain Trips’s AMGA trained or certified guides or a Telluride Helitrax heli-ski guide.
What to Expect
A taste of bona fide winter tent camping. This is a true backcountry experience you will remember forever!
Enjoy three days of guided ski/snowboard touring, two nights in heated tents, all your camp meals, a cozy sleeping bag, pad, cot, and warm camp parka. See equipment list below for more details.
Personal camp essentials (toothbrush, headlamp, change of clothes), ski touring gear, backcountry safety equipment, sleeping bag liner, and gratuity for your guide(s). See more on equipment below. A lift ticket to access Telluride Ski Resort is required for the first day and must be booked/paid for directly with the ski resort.
Guest:Guide Ratio Pricing
1:1 – $2748
2:1 – $1725 per person
3:1 – $1284 per person
4:1 – $1050 per person
5:2 – $1266 per person
6:2 – $1119 per person
7:2 – $984 per person
8:2 – $927 per person
Pricing does not include a Telluride Ski Resort lift ticket, but one is required for this trip. All rates are inclusive of taxes.
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Camp Details & Equipment
What A Typical Trip Looks Like
A Typical Bridal Veil Backcountry Ski Camp Trip
- The morning of your trip, meet your guide at the base of Telluride Ski Resort to ride the lifts to the Bear Creek backcountry access gates
- Ski tour to camp from Telluride Ski Resort via Bear Creek to Bridal Veil Basin
- Enjoy guided ski touring to camp and from camp depending on your group’s desires
- Return to the tents for appetizers, dinner, campfires, and stargazing
- Winter tent camping at 12,000 feet
- Breakfast and coffee to start your morning
- A second day of guided ski touring, delicious food, and fun at camp
- A second night in your Arctic Oven tent
- A final ski tour out of camp and back to Telluride/Mountain Village on the third day
Telluride Helitrax to Provide:
- Accommodation at our base camp for two nights
- Sleeping bag, cot, pad, and pillow
- Warm camp parka
- Camp boots
- All meals at backcountry camp
- Water, hot drinks
- Guided ski/snowboard touring
- Camp host
You Are Responsible For:
- Personal items for camp
- Change of clothes (if you want them)
- Pair(s) of extra ski and camp socks
- Warm hat
- Toothbrush, toothpaste
- Personal items (medicine, you may way to bring ear plugs)
- Sunscreen and SPF lip balm
- Sleeping bag liner
- Lunch and snacks for day 1
- Water bottle
- Ski touring gear
- Skis/snowboard with uphill capabilities
- Touring binding with uphill capabilities
- (Touring is available for rent from Mountain Trip)
For Ski Touring, We Recommend Having:
- Base layer top and bottom (no cotton)
- Ski socks that don’t bunch or cause “hot spots” (especially on the uphill)
- Mid-layer top, could be a fleece, light puffy or wind shell
- Wind and weatherproof ski pants and jacket
- Warm puffy jacket
- Fleece or lightweight gloves for the uphill; Regular ski gloves for the downhill (hand warmers if your hands easily get cold)
- Neck buff for the deep pow
- Sunglasses and goggles
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Hat to protect your beauty from the sun; Winter hat for cold days; Helmet for the way down (and sometimes the up)
- Water bottle, snacks, and lunch for day 1
Enough Talk, Let's Ski
The first step to booking a trip with us is to send an inquiry.