Private Backcountry Ski Guiding

Experience the outstanding backcountry skiing terrain and snow conditions that Utah is famous for with our Private Backcountry Ski Guiding. Explore the best lines and ski legendary powder, trees, steeps, peaks, bowls, chutes and more.

Your private guide will take you up relatively short and moderately steep approaches to access some of the best powder stashes in the Wasatch. Specific itineraries will vary based on conditions, client requests and ability, and we will tailor the day to your exact needs.

This program will focus on taking you to the best snow while refining your uphill and downhill skills. Improving your backcountry knowledge and techniques will make you a more efficient and well-rounded backcountry skier, allowing you to progress to bigger and more complex objectives in the future.    

Topics covered include:

  • Skinning techniques on steeper slopes
  • Setting an efficient uphill skin-track
  • Backcountry preparedness
  • How to forecast avalanche hazards based on observed conditions
  • Skiing longer, more complex and steeper slopes
  • Improvised rescue and evacuation
  • Personalized ski coaching and instruction

Difficulty: Some backcountry experience necessary; intermediate to advance downhill ski ability and good fitness level.
Duration: 6-8 hours
Max Ratio: 4:1
Meeting Time: Usually around 8 am
Meeting Location: Big or Little Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot, Alta or Brighton, depending on conditions.
Lift assisted tour: Price of lift ticket is additional.


1 person $395 / person
2 people $275 / person
3 people $225 / person
4 people $200 / person

*tax will be added to all prices; gratuity is not included