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Backcountry skiing day in Red Mountain Pass, near Silverton

Join a certified guide on an amazing day of backcountry skiing in one of the most scenic spots in the Rocky Mountains and discover the excitement of ski touring through Red Mountain Pass in Colorado.






1 Day


Jan - Apr, Dec






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  • Ski high quality snowpack with quick access between Ouray and Silverton.
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the San Juan Mountains and the Rockies.
  • Learn from professionals who provide a safe and fun experience.


Hit the backcountry between Ouray and Silverton for an incredible day of skiing in the Rockies! This single-day backcountry skiing program in Red Mountain Pass is the ultimate way to take in everything that Colorado skiing can offer: immense snowfall, seamless access to the powder, and an endless supply of world-class runs!

Known as the “Million Dollar Highway,” Red Mountain Pass can deliver unprecedented Rocky Mountain skiing with unforgettable views. It is located between Ouray and Silverton, making it a staple stop on any snow athlete’s dream tour. Access throughout the San Juan Mountains makes it not only a blast to ski, but also a breeze. This is the place to go ski touring in southwest Colorado.

Your program is designed to immerse you in this luscious backcountry for an entire day, so you can tour through the deep powder. While the views are outstanding, nothing beats the alpine bowls and tree-lined runs that are synonymous with Red Mountain Pass. Other runs include steep couloirs and high peaks that descend into awe-inspiring valleys. There are exciting objectives throughout the area, even ski mountaineering obstacles for the ambitious adventurers.

If you have some extra time, visit the OPUS Hut. This historic ski hut stands as an icon at Ophir Pass on your way to or from Silverton. It is a great experience for professionals who want to dip their toes further into the San Juan Mountain ski culture.

You should be in good shape to take on the Red Mountain Pass backcountry. Previous experience is required to get the most of this trip. You should also feel comfortable in the remote areas away from other skiers on difficult lines. The San Juan Mountains are one of my favorite places to ski and I will guide you on a safe program while we have an absolute blast skiing like locals.

Book this incredible backcountry skiing day program NOW and make the San Juan Mountains one of the best places you’ve ever skied in the Colorado Rockies!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: E-S Adventure Guides

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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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