Snow Climbing Introduction

The fundamentals of snow and glacier climbing are taught from the ground up. This training takes place in the alpine terrain above 11,500′ on Pikes Peak in the Glen Cove Cirque. With a short approach and  an abundance of snow routes and terrain, our days is spent on snow skills advancement.

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

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

2020 Public Course Dates:

  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 21
  • April 11

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.

Other Adventures
Advanced Crevasse Rescue 1-day
Snow Climbing Introduction
Glen Cove Alpine Rock Climbing and Snow Climbing
4-Day Mountaineering Course, Alpine Rock & Snow

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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