Quandary Peak Backcountry Skiing / Splitboarding

Ever want to ski a 14er?  Let Quandary Peak be your first!  Let our AMGA Certified Ski Guides show you the way. Ski and Splitboard guides available.

Located just 8 miles outside of Breckenridge near Hoosier Pass, Quandary Peak (14,265′) is our favorite 14er to climb and ski.  With grand views and relatively easy access, it’s no wonder we ride this mountain year after year.  Route and descent are dependent on conditions.

In order to truly enjoy this day, we recommend that skiers be of advanced ability with all the requisite gear. Our ski and splitboard guides will give you unsurpassed attention and tailor the trip to maximize group safety and skier/rider experience.

Technique and skills to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Avalanche rescue review
  • Basic tour planning and implementation
  • Gear considerations
  • Risk management
  • Communication
  • Beacon use (review and practice)
  • Terrain selection (micro and macro assessments)
  • Track setting and pacing

Private Guided Pricing

1 skier, 1 guide

2 skiers, 1 guide

3 skiers, 1 guide

4 skiers, 1 guide

  • Prices are per person
  • 4:1 maximum ratio

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

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

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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