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 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. You will finish your day with a flight back to where you met in the morning. Learn more about these trips here.
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 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, our helicopter will pick you up and fly you back to where you started your day.
A guide, the drop-off flight, and flight out of the field are all 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.
$2400 per group (a group accommodates up to 4 participants). Extra drops are available for an additional cost.
These trips include a flight into the field and a flight out at the end of your touring day.
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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. Learn more about what to expect for a day of guided backcountry skiing with us here. 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.
All of our backcountry ski and snowboard trips include a guide, avalanche orientation, transceiver, and transportation.
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.
Backcountry Ski Tour (one guide, one guest): $400
1:2 $250 per person
1:3 $200 per person
1:4 $175 per person
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