Guided Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding in Colorado's San Juans

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The San Juan mountains, a sub-range of the Colorado Rockies, have some of the best power stashes in North America. The low density continental snowpack and the short-lived storms combine to make the Colorado backcountry one of the most sought-after destinations for ski touring in the US. However, leaving the groomed trails of the ski area in order to pursue fresh tracks in the backcountry takes some special knowledge and training to do safely.

With seasoned guides based in Ouray, CO, in the heart of the San Juans, and in Eastern Utah, American Alpine Institute is able to provide local knowledge and expertise to give you the ski tour of a lifetime.

Guided Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding in Colorado's San Juans

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