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1+ Day of Backcountry Skiing in Red Mountain Pass, Colorado

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Follow Jayson, an IFMGA-certified guide, on an epic program for a day or two of amazing backcountry skiing in Red Mountain Pass of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado.



+1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec




* Enjoy alpine bowls, tree skiing, and steep couloirs on incredible runs.

* Learn from local certified guides with bottomless knowledge of the region.

* Craft your own program to include as many days as you would like.


Ski through southwest Colorado and the amazing snow of Red Mountain Pass! This day-long backcountry skiing program gives you an off-piste experience like no other in “The Million Dollar Highway” of the Rocky Mountains!

Tucked between Ouray and Silverton – small mountain towns with big snow experience – lies Red Mountain Pass, a snow sport mecca in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. It is notorious for relentless snowfall, run after run of phenomenal backcountry skiing. Its easy access makes sure you are home for dinner – safe and sound – after a wild and woolly day on the slopes.

High passes and steep couloirs are the norm. They integrate alpine bowls and tree lines into great runs that could last a lifetime. There is enough ground to cover here for a few days of unparalleled backcountry skiing. The views that accompany these perfect conditions are just as breathtaking, thus making every thrill that much better.

Your program incorporates all the aspects that make the San Juan Mountains a go-to destination for skiers and snowboarders. You can spend one day learning the ins and outs of this remarkable area, or set aside a few days to really discover the beauty of the surrounding communities. Exploring Red Mountain Pass pleases even the most daring and experienced backcountry skiers.

Multiple-day programs are enhanced by a stay at the OPUS ski hut between Silverton and Ophir. As one of the premier mountain huts in the country, it is fully catered and boasts abundant alpine runs just steps from its front door. It is the cherry on top of your perfect ski vacation.

The program is tailored to your needs, so together we select the appropriate goals for a day off-piste to give you the time of your life in a safe and satisfying ski trip. Your backcountry experience is nothing but fun, and my expertise in the San Juan Mountains makes you feel like a professional by the time you finish your program.

This program can be enjoyed by all off-piste skiers. It takes place in the backcountry, so some physical fitness and proficiency off-piste is necessary. There are exciting challenges to keep your interest for the duration of your dream ski vacation.

If you even wanted to add some ice climbing into the mix! The nearby towns are great places to spend additional days getting accustomed to the area. Let me know what you had in mind for your trip, and I will make sure we can make it happen.

Book this amazing backcountry skiing program NOW and live that Colorado ski adventure at Red Mountain Pass you never thought was possible!

There are a bevy of other great backcountry trips to try out as well! Let’s go on a day program at Crested Butte or shift gears and go rock climbing in nearby Moab, Utah!

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