Spring Ski Mountaineering Camp

March 5-8 and March 12-15

This camp will prepare you for days like this.

San Juan Expeditions AMGA ski guide Jack Klim in the Tetons

Learn Ski Mountaineering in the mighty San Juans

Over three days our guides will take you to classic San Juan ski lines and teach you everything you need to know to ski classic lines like the Coors Face on Wilson Peak, the Snake Couloir on Mt. Sneffels, and the Elevator Shaft on Mt. Sultan.

You will receive hands-on training in advanced tour planning, avalanche hazard mitigation, steep skiing/riding techniques, and several more pro techniques that will keep you comfortable when the going gets steep.

Based out of the comfort of the Addie S Cabin you will solidify and expand your skills with modern tools and techniques, so you can feel confident in engaging any terrain. The goal by the end of the course; if it can hold snow, you can ski it. 

You will Learn

  • Steep snow and low angle ice climbing in ski boots
  • A variety of rappel methods on Snow, ice, and rock anchors
  • Belayed skiing
  • Advanced tour planning
  • Advanced avalanche hazard identification and management
  • Steep skiing/riding technique
  • Modern equipment considerations
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Based at Addie S Cabin, Red Mountain Pass, CO with day trips to classic big mountain San Juan ski lines.


5:1 skier to guide ratio


Skiers/riders should be in good physical condition, and confident/comfortable on their method of snow travel (backcountry touring skis or splitboard)

Skill level


Shred big lines, rest in comfort

Bask in the glory of the day on Addie S patio with a cold beer, no guarantees though; springtime snowstorms could bring fresh powder making the patio experience a cold one. In that case, relax in the warm hut with a home-cooked meal and cup of hot chocolate. This is a premium experience, we will take care of everything so you can stay well-rested and focused on mountaineering.


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This is an experience that will take you places you could have never imagined.


995 per person; home-cooked breakfasts and dinners and three unforgettable nights at the Addie S Hut included


  • Three days on snow with an AMGA accredited ski guide
    Federal Land Use Surcharge (USFS/BLM)
  • Breakfasts and Dinners.
  • Avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Mountaineering equipment (ice axe, harness, anchors, rope, ect.)

Not Included

  • Guide gratuity
  • Backcountry touring equipment: skis or splitboard, boots, skins, etc. These are available to rent at from our partner shop Backcountry Experience
  • Personal clothing / gear

Ready to start crossing those dream lines off your list?


Skiers/riders should be in good physical condition, and confident / comfortable on their method of snow travel (backcountry touring skis or splitboard).


Please familiarize yourself with our Booking & Cancellation Policies.


Anyone participating in our programs must fill out a Waiver beforehand. If you are under 18, please have parent/guardian complete.