Commando Run

Vail, Colorado

Commando Run

Commando Run Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Commando Run from Vail Pass back to Vail Resort is regarded as one of the most challenging and best ski tours in Colorado. It is named for the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division soldiers, who used to train along this demanding route for high-altitude skiing combat and commando raids during World War II.

Popular today for its outstanding views and quality of snow, it’s often tracked and can be accomplished in one full, hardy day of skiing. As with all winter activities at the top of Vail Pass, skiing the Commando Run requires paying a modest per-person day-use fee. Vail Pass is now part of a “fee
demonstration area.” The money collected is being used to manage this heavy-use area. Day fees can be paid at the kiosk, or self-fee envelopes are available at all access points
to the area."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Full day
Snowmobiling, Skiing
Additional Use
White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Ungroomed backcountry, but usually well tracked by skiers
Trail/Surface Quality