backcountry skiing

Ophir in all its glory!

Backcountry blue, Ophir

The young, rugged San Juan Mountains are remarkable in stature and pitch and Telluride Mountain Guides know the best lines to ski/board. From just outside the small box canyon there are numerous opportunities for the experienced backcountry enthusiast to swoosh down. With years of avalanche education & backcountry skills, Telluride Mountain Guides provides a safe and memorable experience for the skier/boarder who wants more than a lift ride. 

destination climbs and ski descents

These are unique and iconic climbs available to experienced climbers. Ice conditions and weather will affect availability. (Prices upon request)




  • beacon
  • shovel
  • probe
  • airbag pack
  • AT skis*
  • guide(s) 
  • transportation** 

*skis upon request
We recommend renting from a local outfitter. 

**gas fee applies for long distance outings


  • helmet
  • ski poles
  • gloves
  • hat
  • winter jacket
  • ski pants
  • goggles
  • sunglasses
  • extra layers
  • camera
  • snacks/water
  • lunch for full day outings* 

*Lunch provided upon request (full day only)


Intermediate to advanced backcountry skiers. Must have basic backcountry travel skills

RATES: (click)

Half day starts at $125

Full day starts at $150