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

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.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • 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.



There are several comfortable accommodation options in Vail that we would be happy to recommend to you.

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

USD 413 each

Group of 2

USD 207 each

Group of 3

USD 135 each

Group of 4

USD 104 each

Group of 5

USD 83 each

Group of 6

USD 68 each

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