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Spend 4 days learning all of the skills required for ski mountaineering!

Join Irwin Guides for a 4-day Ski Mountaineering Course!

Days 1 and 2 will be spent on day trips into the Crested Butte Backcountry to learn all the skills necessary for ski mountaineering while out tackling ski mountaineering objectives. 

Days 3 and 4 will be an overnight trip into either one of the basins outside of Crested Butte or on a 14er outside of Buena Vista, depending on conditions.  The goal of this overnight will be to access some bigger terrain and apply the skills developed on the first two days.


  • Professional AMGA-trained guide
  • Technical climbing gear if needed
  • A detailed packing list will be provided upon reservation 
  • Avalanche gear included (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Backcountry Skis/Splitboards available for rent
  • Overnight gear available for rent

Course Details

May 6-9 2023


Per Person


Guest to Guide Ratio

Call the office to schedule a private Ski Mountaineering Course where you pick the dates! (3 people minimum)

How to Book

Please call our office at 970-349-5430 or email us at [email protected]

Ski Mountaineering Course Details

Ability Level2

Ability Level

Advanced ski/ride level required. Backcountry skiing or splitboarding experience required.  No climbing experience necessary. Please call the office if you have questions!

Peak of the Week Multi Pitch The Craig The Crestones Black Canyon of the Gunnison The Ruby Traverse2


Days 1 & 2-Single-Day Objectives and skills practice – CB Area

Days 3 & 4-Overnight Objective – CB area or 14er outside Buena Vista

Itinerary subject to change based on conditions.  The Irwin Guides office will communicate the specific logistics for your course regarding where and when to book lodging for.

Advance your backcountry skills with our knowledgeable guides

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