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Backcountry Skiing in Bear Creek, Telluride, Colorado

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Join a certified mountain guide for this fun and exciting day of off-piste backcountry skiing in the Bear Creek drainage area. Using the Telluride Ski Resort lifts, enjoy multiple incredible runs as well as phenomenal views and high-quality powder.



1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec




* Enjoy the stunning scenery around Telluride.

* Take advantage of the resort lifts to get in plenty of great runs.

* Finish the day by skiing from the mountains right to the door of a local pub.


Situated in the heart of the stunning San Juan Mountains, on the western slopes of the Colorado Rockies, Telluride is the perfect place to get off-piste and explore the backcountry.

After meeting up at the backcountry access gates outside Telluride Ski Resort, we will head out to the Bear Creek drainage area. Here, we'll find plenty of excellent runs.

Expect to skin for about a kilometer, gaining 200 meters in elevation, before enjoying phenomenal views out over this picturesque part of the Rockies. We'll then proceed to enjoy various incredible descents, taking advantage of the dry and light powder characteristic of this part of the state.

In order to gain as much altitude as we can, we'll use some of the local resort lifts. These will get us up above the tree line and to various different parts of the resort.

The last ride of the day will see us cruise right down from the top of Gold Hill Ridge to the the door step of the Oak Bar, in Telluride (provided conditions are appropriate).

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun, exciting and scenic 1-day backcountry skiing adventure in Bear Creek!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 1-day backcountry ski touring experience, also around Telluride!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Avalanche Rescue Equipment (beacon, shovel, probe and Snowpulse Pack) included


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
The North Face Lodge Lake City Colorado USA
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