- Avalanche Safety gear (beacon, shovel, & probe)
Let us capture your memories so you can focus on your adventure! A photographer is $350 per trip and based on availability. Please let the Irwin Guide’s office know 48hrs before your trip if you would like to add this to your reservation.
The options are endless, from open glades to steep faces, couloirs, and trees. There is something for all comfort levels.
Participants should be a solid intermediate skier/rider and feel comfortable with a variable snowpack and ungroomed trails.
Guests will need a backcountry touring set-up (available for rent – we don’t have boots!), avalanche safety gear (beacon, shovel, and probe), and it is suggested to also have an airbag backpack.
Backcountry Powder Camp
Whether you are an alpine skier, telemark skier, or snowboarder – over the course of five days we will show you the best backcountry slopes our backyard has to offer. Inquire for pricing.
Backcountry Hut Trips
The Backcountry Hut Trips provide the opportunity to experience our winter backcountry in an entirely different way. Accessing pristine terrain from each hut lets guests explore unlimited fresh lines in the surrounding area. Inquire about pricing.
Topping out at 11,312 feet, Monarch Pass receives over 350 inches of snow in the winter months; while this kind of snowfall is less than ideal for driving conditions, it makes for perfect backcountry skiing and riding. Inquire about pricing.