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Full Day Backcountry Ski Touring in Telluride, Colorado


Join a certified mountain guide for this stunningly beautiful and immersive full-day backcountry skiing experience outside of Telluride. Nestled into the heart of the San Juan Mountains, explore meadows, couloirs and steep slopes, enjoying phenomenal powder and great views along the way.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec




  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the San Juan Mountains.
  • Find the best spots to ski with a local and knowledgable guide.
  • Ski a bunch of different terrains from alpine meadows to steeply graded slopes.


Situated on the western slopes of the mighty Colorado Rocky Mountains, the San Juans are a compact and steep subrange known for light powder and well-spaced trees.

In other words, the perfect spot for a thrilling and scenic day of backcountry skiing!

After meeting up in the lovely mountain town of Telluride, we'll head out straight onto the slopes and spend the day exploring mellow meadows, big faces and hidden couloirs.

The snowpack in this part of Colorado can be a bit tricky, but our local and knowledgable guides have spent years exploring this part of the state and will be able to find the best spots, so that we can make the most out of our day together.

Regardless of the conditions and where we end up heading out to explore, expect to make some thrilling descents while enjoying the stunning scenery of southwestern Colorado!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun, scenic and exciting full-day backcountry skiing trip out into the heart of the San Juan Mountains, from Telluride!

If you like the look of this trip, but were interested in something a little bit longer, then we think you may also enjoy our 3-day wilderness ski touring trip, also around Telluride!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Avalanche equipment


More info

Please remember to bring the following: helmet ski poles gloves hat winter jacket ski pants goggles sunglasses extra layers camera snacks/water

Meeting point

Telluride, Colorado

Equipment you will need to bring





Watter bottle

Ski equipment

About the guide


German | French | English

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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