3-Day Ski / Splitboard Mountaineering Course

Want to take the tour a little higher? 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 more difficult snow covered peaks. Usually the first two days of the course are spent on skills and systems as well as making turns.  Day three is putting it all together on a bigger objective.

Trip requirements: Skiers and Splitboarders taking this course must be proficient riders in the backcountry and have previous touring skills and avalanche education. This is an intermediate level course and some previous mountaineering/climbing experience is helpful. Days average 8 hours so all participants should be in great physical condition.

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Continued avalanche education
  • Tour/time planning 
  • Pace and track setting
  • Ski crampons use
  • Boot cramponing
  • Rope and snow/ski anchor systems 

Public Course Pricing


  • 3-day public course
  • Price is per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio
  • 2:1 min. ratio to run course

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $15/person/day not included when we use the highway.

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

As always, this course can be scheduled any day of the week as Private Course.

Private Course Pricing, 3-day

1 skier, 1 guide

2 skiers, 1 guide

3 skiers, 1 guide

4 skiers, 1 guide

  • 3-day private
  • Prices are per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $15/person/day not included when we use the highway.

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

Client Expectations:
Must be at an expert level when resort skiing/snowboarding.  Must be able to ski black diamond runs at the resort with confidence.

Equipment Provided:
Use of Ortovox beacon, probe, and shovel.  Ortovox avalanche airbag ski packs are also available for free demo with availability. Backcountry skis/splitboards can be rented at Mountain Chalet or at other gear shops in Salida and Breckenridge. Gear list is provided and discussed prior to trip.

Not Included: Transportation and toll fees, accommodations, food, and guide gratuity.


  • Quandary Peak, near Breckenridge, CO
  • Monarch Pass, near Salida, CO
  • Hoosier Pass, near Breckenridge, CO
  • Pikes Peak, near Colorado Springs, CO

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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