Quandary Peak Backcountry Skiing / Splitboarding

Ever want to ski a 14er.  Let Quandary be your first.  Choose from our ski and splitboard guides to show you the way.

Located just 8 miles outside Breckenridge near Hoosier Pass lays our other favorite 14er to climb and ski, Quandary Peak 14, 265′.  With grand views and relatively easy access, its no wonder we ride this Peak year after year.  Route and descent are dependent on conditions.

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

Technique and skills covered, include but not limited to:

  • Avalanche rescue review
  • Basic tour planning and implementation.
  • Gear considerations.
  • Risk management.
  • Communication.
  • Beacon use. Functionality/common myths and misunderstandings, with practice prior to start.
  • Terrain selection, micro and macro assessments.
  • Track setting and pacing.

Client Expectations:
Must be proficient at resort skiing/snowboarding. Able to ski black diamond runs at the resort with confidents.

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 other gear shops in Salida or 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


Prices are per person


1 rider, 1 guide

2 riders, 1 guide

3 riders, 1 guide

4 riders, 1 guide


For larger groups, contact us here or call, 719.368.9524

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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