Ski Mountaineering

Ski Mountaineering utilizes all skills and techniques climbers learn in backcountry snow and alpine rock courses. It is the ultimate climbing and skiing hybrid that allows access to the most difficult snow covered peaks. This trip will be great for the skier who wants to accomplish more technical climbs and mountain ranges in the snow covered alpine, domestic and internationally.

The skills and techniques taught during this course are a strong foundation for the aspiring mountaineer and alpinist. This course is conducted in easily accessed and unmatched alpine terrain all over Colorado.

Trip requirements: This is an intermediate level course and some previous mountaineering/climbing experience is necessary. Days average 10 hours so all participants should be in great physical condition.

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Risk management in alpine terrain
  • Knot craft
  • Belaying techniques for rock and snow
  • Anchors for rock and alpine terrain
  • Rock climbing skills
  • Snow climbing skills
  • Rope management
  • Self arrest/team arrest
  • Snow anchors, pickets, ice axe T-trench, bollards, etc.
  • Introduction to short rope & short pitch terrain

Public Course Pricing


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

Other Adventures
Quandary Peak Ski and Splitboard Tours
AIARE Level 1
Ski Mountaineering Day
AIARE Avalanche Rescue

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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