Snowshoeing with an overview of safe backcountry winter travel including winter camping skills, snow shelter building and Avalanche Awareness.
Full day trip
Snowshoes & Guide.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Healthy active people who enjoy hiking in warmer months, will enjoy this adventure.
January through April (Weather Depending)
Price: $299 (1-4 people)
Winter Backcountry Basics Highlights
Snowshoeing through Rocky Mountain National Park
Learning the basics of backcountry winter travel
Get outside and do something fun this winter. There is so much to explore in Colorado’s backcountry. You don’t need to travel I-70 to a resort to have a great time in the snow. In fact, with the snow this year, you will have a lot more fun in the backcountry powder than on the front country ice pack. Learn the basics about getting outside for snowshoeing, ski touring, backcountry snowboarding and snowmobiling experiences via an introduction to avalanche and snow travel safety. This course is as fun as it is informational. We will be sure to have a great time out there snowshoeing, building winter snow shelters, snowball fighting and exploring Rocky Mountain National Park . Join us for an apres powder beer at the end of the day at Oscar Blues. The first beer is included in the add on package as well as transportation from Denver and Boulder.
Winter Backcountry Basics Skills
Winter Trip Planning
Introduction to Backcountry Snow Travel
What course is next after I take the Winter Backcountry Basics?
Each trip builds on the next to give you the information you need to plan your trip, assess risk, respond to and avoid avalanches, and more safely enjoy Colorado’s beautiful winters in backcountry environments by snowshoe, ski, snowboard and snowmobile. After the Backcountry Basics the next step is to review the materials from the Avi 1 prep course and then attend an Apex Ex 2 Day avalanche field course. Backcountry Skiing Basic, teaching you the skills to plan your tour, be safe and have fun in the Backcountry.
Gratuity: The outdoor industry depends on gratuity to ensure quality in the field. Your guide goes to incredible lengths to keep you safe. A tip of ten dollars per person per day is recommended for excellent service.
Cancellation Policy: All trips are non-refundable. In the case of inclement weather prior to the trip start you will be credited the amount paid for future use with Apex Ex valid for up to 1 year from the scheduled trip date. If you need to change your trip date there is a $20 rescheduling fee. No date changes are allowed within 7 days of your trip as we likely will not be able to fill your spot/s within that time frame.
Responsibility: In the case that a member of the party becomes sick or injured it is the responsibility of the group to abandon the summit attempt and assist in rescue. Additionally, if for any reason the guide determines the group is in unreasonable danger, it is the responsibility of the climbing members to stay with the guide. These situations are part of mountaineering and are non-refundable.