Ski: RMNP Intro to Couloirs & Descents (Full Day)


Join us on a trip into Rocky Mountain National Park, as we learn how to ski steep lines and thrilling couloirs.

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You’ve skied all the resorts, you’re confident, and you’re looking for the next challenge. Join us on a trip into Rocky Mountain National Park, as we learn how to ski steep lines and thrilling couloirs. This intro to couloirs and descents will teach you how to jump turn, how to control your speed, and how to confidently ski tougher lines. This will prepare you for such lines as The Cristo Couloir on Quandary Peak. Our experienced, AIARE-trained guides will take you to find the hidden powder stashes and big lines that you’ve always dreamed of.

Trip Details

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. Expect a brisk 1 to 3 hour approach to most of these couloirs before we drop in to the goods. 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.


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