Snow Climbing Introduction

The fundamentals of snow climbing and travel are taught from the ground up. This training takes place in the alpine terrain above 11,500′ in the Glen Cove cirque on Pikes Peak. With a short approach and an abundance of snow routes and terrain, we will focus on traveling on snow safely and efficiently.

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Self-belay and self-arrest
  • Movement skills on snow and steep snow
  • Axe and crampon selection and use
  • Route selection and group travel techniques

Winter 2021/2022 Public Course Dates:

  • February 26
  • March 19
  • April 9

See our Calendar for public course dates.

Public Course Pricing


  • 8 hour public course (1-day)
  • Price is per person
  • 6:1 max. ratio
  • 2:1 min. ratio to run course

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $10/person not included.

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book this course for one or more climbers.

As always, this course can be scheduled any day of the week as private instruction. Private courses for 3 or more climbers qualify for discounted rates.

Private Course Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide

2 climbers, 1 guide

3 climbers, 1 guide

4-6 climbers, 1 guide

  • 8 hour private (1-day)
  • Prices are per person
  • 6:1 max. ratio

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $10/person not included.

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.

Client Expectations:
No previous experience needed. Stiff mountaineering boots, winter clothing and headwear are required.

Equipment Provided:
Crampons, ice axe, harness and helmets are supplied. We do rent double plastic boots.

Glen Cove on Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer

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