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.
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
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.
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.