GO FURTHER INTO THE BACKCOUNTRY

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Do you prefer the tranquility of backcountry ski touring and earning your turns? We’ve got you covered. Our Helitrax guides know the San Juan Mountains like nobody else. If getting out in the backcountry beyond most other skiers is your thing, these are the trips for you.

We can put together a spectacular backcountry ski or snowboard tour for your small group (either helicopter-assisted, or not). Plan to spend at least an hour and a half traveling uphill throughout the day. Our intimate knowledge of the terrain and snow conditions will deliver an unforgettable experience.

HELICOPTER-ASSISTED

SKI TOURING

Helicopter assisted backcountry touring provides an opportunity for experienced backcountry ski tourers the ability to get further into the backcountry at dawn.

We utilize our helicopter first thing in the morning to get you up and out into our terrain early so you can fully enjoy your ski touring zone.  This is truly an epic day with one of our most knowledgeable guides.

These unique ski days are discussed in advance with your guide to make sure your group and the guide are on the same page. Our guides can help arrange the day’s plans based on the group’s ski objectives and goals, snow conditions, avalanche hazard, skier experience, and weather outlook.

* Helicopter assisted backcountry touring is only for established and experienced backcountry ski tourers. Skiers need to have all their own equipment (including all touring gear) and be physically fit to tour in high elevations.

What to Expect

The helicopter-assisted ski touring day starts at the Peaks Resort & Spa or at the Telluride Airport first thing. Your guide will go over the day’s plan, do a quick safety briefing and make sure you have all the appropriate gear for the day. Our backcountry groups typically head into the field first. Depending on your ski plans, your drop-off location will likely be a peak or ridgetop. After your first ski run, you will put your skins on to obtain your next objective, and so on. At the end of the day, you will likely ski back to the Telluride valley or get picked up and driven back to the Peaks.

Includes

A guide, the drop-off flight, and van transport (when needed) are all included.

Not Included

You will need to provide all of your own equipment, including skis or snowboard with uphill capabilities. Please be prepared for a day of touring and bring your own water, snacks and lunch. Gratuity for your guide is not included.

Price

$1600 per group, up to 4 participants. Additional drops and pickup are available.

Cost per day is $400 per person, based on a group of four. Custom add-ons include a helicopter pick up from the field at the end of the day when available.

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GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY

SKIING

Telluride Backcountry Guides

Have you always wanted to experience backcountry skiing and ski touring in Telluride? Our team of expert guides know the San Juan Mountains and snowpack like nobody else.

We will work with you to craft your perfect backcountry ski tour. We can help guide you on a specific objective or to powder paradise in the trees. Depending on what you are looking for, your ability level, and how long you want to backcountry ski that day, we’ll put some different options together for you to review.

Our ski tours require at least one and a half hours of uphill travel to reap the rewards, but it’s worth it. We hope you will let us provide you with a safe experience in Telluride’s backcountry this winter.

What to Expect

On your guided backcountry ski tour, we’ll lead you through our most appropriate terrain and help you earn your turns for a day you won’t soon forget.

Includes

All of our backcountry ski and snowboard trips include a guide, avalanche orientation, transceiver, and transportation.

Not Included

You will need to provide your own touring equipment (boots, skis, skins, and ski poles), water, snacks and lunch. Backcountry equipment can be rented locally. Gratuity for your guide is not included.

Price

Backcountry Ski Tour (one guide, one guest): $400
Subsequent Guests
1:2 $250 per person
1:3 $200 per person
1:4 $175 per person

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SKI TOURING TRIP OPTIONS:

Heli-Assisted Ski Tours
Guided Backcountry Skiing
Enough Talk, Let's Ski

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