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1+ day Winter Mountaineering Skills for Beginners in Vail, CO

1+ day Winter Mountaineering Skills for Beginners in Vail, CO | undefined

For one, or several days if you wish, come and enjoy a beginner level winter mountaineering course in beautiful Vail, Colorado with one of our experienced and certified guides.



+1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec




* Learn the basics of winter mountaineering during this beginner level course.

* Practice what you're taught in the beautiful Rockies of Colorado.

* Located around the lovely town of Vail.


Winter mountaineering is an amazing activity. It’s one of those things that when people start, they tend to continue, many for the rest of the lives. The excitement of beginning on small peaks to enormous ones is a temptation few can resist. However, before you can tackle the world’s largest, most impressive mountains, you first have to learn the basic fundamentals of safe and effective winter mountaineering. Thus the importance of beginner level courses like this one. And because this course takes place near Vail, Colorado, you will get to practice what you learn right there on the Rockies. Furthermore, the course can last for one or several days if you wish.

During this course you will learn about avalanche education. You will receive proper instruction on how to properly use probes and shovels, along with the beacon. We will go over strategic travel, where you can learn about efficient travel methods, along with route finding and trip planning. We will cover technical climbing, which includes learning how to belay and how to maneuver on steep snow and ice. You will learn about self-arresting, and if you decide to enjoy this course for multiple days, you will even get to learn about shelter instruction, from igloos to tree well shelters, and more.

With so much to learn, it is essential you are taught by those who know. And you can rest assured our experienced and certified guides know a lot. So, if you want to start what could be a life long journey in mountaineering, let us first teach you the basics on this beginner level course in Vail, Colorado. We know you’ll learn a lot and have a great time.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

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E-S Adventure Guides



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One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great guides and great snow!



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



All perfect



Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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