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Backcountry Ski Touring & Avalanche Education

Denver Colorado Ski Guiding and Avalanche Courses

Welcome to a world of uncharted beauty and exhilarating adventure in Colorado! As the snow-covered peaks glisten under the winter sun, a realm of pristine wilderness awaits those seeking the ultimate backcountry skiing experience. At Golden Mountain Guides, we invite you to embark on a journey of a lifetime with our Privately Guided Backcountry Skiing trips, Introduction to Backcountry Ski Courses, and Avalanche Courses.

Backcountry ski touring, also known as ski mountaineering or ski touring, is a thrilling pursuit that combines the joy of skiing with the adventure of exploring untamed mountainous terrain. Unlike traditional resort skiing, backcountry skiing takes you off the beaten path and into the heart of nature's playground. Picture yourself gliding through vast snowfields, weaving between towering trees, and discovering hidden bowls and alpine meadows that are only accessible by those willing to venture beyond the confines of the ski resort.

Backcountry skiing offers a myriad of benefits that set it apart from resort skiing. One of the most compelling advantages is the opportunity to escape the crowds and find solitude in the wilderness. In the backcountry, you'll experience a true sense of freedom and connection with nature that is unparalleled. The untouched snow, the vast expanses of pristine landscapes, and the absence of lift lines create an immersive and intimate experience that allows you to truly immerse yourself in the splendor of the mountains.

Looking for more knowledge to explore the backcountry yourself?


Investing in an avalanche course is an excellent way to set the foundation for a lifetime of backcountry activities. Navigating mountains in the winter requires a deep understanding of snowpack stability, weather patterns, and constantly managing terrain. Our avalanche courses teach you to assess the terrain you plan to play in, evaluate snow conditions, and make informed decisions that mitigate risks throughout a day in the backcountry.

Avalanche Courses

Build a foundation of winter knowledge in analyzing snowpacks, managing terrain and risks, and learn how to make better decisions in avalanche country. 

Upcoming Courses

Avalanche 1

12/15/23 - 12/17/23

1/12/24 - 1/14/24

2/9/24 - 2/11/24

3/8/24 - 3/10/24

4/5/24 - 4/7/24

Avalanche 2

1/26/24 - 1/28/24

3/15/24 - 3/17/24

Backcountry Ski Touring

Learn the basics of backcountry skiing, chase that dream line, or explore the untamed beauty of Colorado during the winter.

Upcoming Courses

Intro to Backcountry Skiing









Private Ski & Splitboard Days

Customized towards you and your skiing/riding ability.

Ski Mountaineering

Learn the essential skills and knowledge required to safely and confidently explore high-alpine terrain while enjoying the exhilaration of downhill skiing.

Upcoming Courses

Ski Mountaineering

3/23/24 - 3/24/24

4/13/24 - 4/14/24

5/18/24 - 5/19/24

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