Guided Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

Hire a local guide and head into the backcountry to find untouched powder lines.

Skier on Dillon Lake


The backcountry skiing in Summit can be amazing, but without local knowledge and experience it can also be deadly. Hire a guide to find the powder lines safely.



Backcountry Skiing

The Summit Backcountry can be worth the extra work.

Local guides are available to lead you on a treck deep into the backcountry if you are looking for real adventure – or have a rustic Colorado night in one of the huts maintained by Summit Huts.

Colorado Adventure Guides

Cross Country Skiing on Lake Dillon

If you want to tour the backcountry, hire a guide from Colorado Adventure Guides.

As with any winter activity, make sure you have plenty of water, first aid gear, plenty of warm clothing, and a fully charged phone. Know your physical limits, plan your route, and make sure someone knows where you are and when you expect to return.


Cross Country Skiing

Nordic Centers


So where can you get started? Four local nordic centers offer full outfitting, lessons, and miles of groomed nordic trails so you can practice for the backcountry.



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Tuned Skis Cross Country Skiing

Janet’s Cabin

Backcountry hut lodging with modern amenities for snowshoeing, cross-country and backcountry skiing.

Francie's Cabin Winter

Francie’s Cabin

Backcountry lodging for snowshoeing, cross-country and backcountry skiing equipped with firewood and propane cooktops.

Backcountry Skiing

Breckenridge Resort

One of the most visited resorts in the country, Breckenridge encompasses an awesome five peaks.

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Ice Cream Cone

Grab Some Ice Cream

Cool down on a summer day, satisfy that sweet tooth, or make the kids smile. Sweet Treats!

Quad Forest ATV Riding

Explore on an ATV

Explore rugged mountain trails with an ATV rental, or head out with local guides.

Group Hiking

Conquer a 14er

Summit’s only “14er” is also Colorado’s most popular. Bag your first one or check one off!