Aspen Ski Tours

Aspen Ski Tours
Aspen, Colorado sits in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. While Aspen is known for celebrities and glitz, the mountains surrounding the city are a ski touring mecca. Options for 10th division hut to hut tours, day telemark or alpine touring ski trips, and guided ski tours abound out of Aspen. Prior to heading into the backcountry for a tour, be sure to understand snow science and be trained in avalanche rescue and awareness.

Aspen Expeditions

Operating under US Forest Service permits, Aspen Expeditions offers ski tours through the mountains around the city each winter. Backcountry hut tours bring you and your party into the deep mountain terrain with trained and professional guides. Earn your turns each day climbing the peaks, assessing the slide angle, then skiing down pristine and untracked mountains. Tour into the huts and enjoy the warmth of the stove, hot home cooked meals and sleeping in yurt style huts. Tours are two to four days. Avalanche beacons and rescue gear are mandatory for each skier, and are available to rent through the office.

Aspen Expeditions

0115 Boomerang Rd. #5201A

Aspen, CO 81611



Summit Huts Association

The 10th Mountain Division in Colorado maintains a series of backcountry huts and yurts allowing independent ski tourers the chance to plot and ski the route they desire, based on available occupancy of the huts. Huts are reserved through the Summit Huts Association, a 501-C3 non-profit located in Summit County, CO. Always check the updated avalanche forecast and conditions prior to heading out, available at the website. Be aware that the Barnard, Friends, Goodwin-Greene, Lindley, Markley, Tagert and Green Wilson Huts are all located in high avalanche areas and require a high level opf skill and snow savvy.

Summit Huts Association

524 Wellington Rd.

Breckenridge, CO 80424


Aspen Alpine Guides

Aspen Alpine Guides operates with US Forest Service permits in the mountains surrounding the city, and offers tours through the 10th Mountain Division Hut system. Tours are arranged on a custom basis, or through the set schedule. Guides are professionally trained and hold avalanche rescue, high angle/low angle ropes rescue, AMGA certifications and some hold the prestigious International Federation of Mountain Guides Association, IFMGA. Skiers tour up many of the peaks between the huts for turns down fresh power slopes. Enjoy meals, hot beverages and the company of your party during the evenings in the huts.

Aspen Alpine Guides

PO Box 659

Aspen, CO 81612



Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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