Ski: RMNP Peaks & Descents (Full Day)
This tour will take you up several of Rocky Mountain’s famed peaks, as we explore the park in a way that very few people get to see.
Rocky Mountain National Park is the premier destination for ski mountaineering, thrilling couloir drops, exciting touring, and some of the grandest scenery in the Western United States. This tour will take you up several of Rocky Mountain’s famed peaks, as we explore the park in a way that very few people get to see. We’ll choose our peaks based on comfort and ability level, and some may include technical climbing as we summit and then drop into a few different routes across the Continental Divide. Prepare for long and cold days as we explore the best ski mountaineering in Colorado.
Itinerary: For this guided ski tour, we depart Boulder, Denver, or Estes Park in the early morning and travel through the town of Estes Park or Allenspark into Rocky Mountain National Park. We then spend the day skiing in the best spots based on the desires of the groups and the weather / snow conditions.
Included in our rates: The services of a professional ski guide, round-trip transportation from Boulder office or hotel, snacks and water (lunch is also included during full-day excursions), education about local and natural history (including library of Rocky Mountain flora and fauna), medical kit, personal avalanche gear (beacon, probe, shovel), touring ski poles (if needed), and contingency and emergency support.
Not included in our rates: Park entrance fees, $15 per person per week for Rocky Mountain National Park, payable directly to the park upon entry, ski touring equipment (AT randonee skis, boots, and skis – we can arrange rentals) and gratuities for your guide (the amount is at your discretion, but the recommended gratuity is 20%).
Special Notes: AT ski touring skis or Tele skis, skins, and boots can be rented from Crystals Ski Shop for $50 per day. When on a guided trip, we supple avalanche rescue gear (beacon, shovel, and probe). On a side note: Crystals also rent beacon, probe, shovel for $30 per day. The whole package for all gear (ski and safety) is $65 per day for future reference. PH: 303-449-7669.