Just a rope separates your in-bounds skiing from that all-you-can-eat buffet of untracked snow beyond... but there's a great reason that Ski Patrol put those ropes up, and why there is an in-bounds and an out-of-bounds at your favorite resort.
What if you had the hook-up to the local knowledge on how to both ride those lifts up and ski that sidecountry all the way to the valley floor? We've got that hook up now with Aspen Expeditions and Cripple Creek Backcountry!
Whether you want to duck out the gates at Highlands, Ajax, Snowmass, or even Buttermilk, AE has the guides with both the terrain and the snow safety knowledge to get you into the goods! If you choose wisely, maybe you even lap back up for an additional run or two!
And remember, just because there are tracks or other skiers headed out sidecountry gates or ducking those ropes, that doesn't mean the snow is stable or that the terrain will eventually lead back into the safe confines of the resort. Hire a guide to not only show you the goods, but to also deliver you back home safely, plus you'll avoid wasting those volunteer search and rescue members' valuable hours!
The mountains of the Elk Range and the access provided by our local ski areas - Aspen Mt., Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk - combine to make Aspen/Snowmass an incredible destination for backcountry skiers. From the top of a lift, a short hike (or just a traverse, in some cases) opens up infinite options for hand-crafted backcountry skiing tours.
Depending on snow conditions and specific clients' ambitions/abilities, our AMGA-certified guides will tailor a memorable, one-of-a-kind untracked adventure just for you and your group.