Backcountry Skiing

  • Duration 6 Hours
  • Backcountry Skiing

Ride the unparalleled terrain of the Silverton backcountry

Our programs are designed to accommodate a wide variety of experience levels and ski/snowboard backgrounds. Whether you’re a seasoned resort veteran looking to try the backcountry for the first time, or an experienced backcountry enthusiast seeking the hidden local stashes, we will show you a fantastic day of human powered skiing and riding.

Silverton is home to some of the best backcountry terrain in the country and regularly receives storms that blanket the mountains in deep, fluffy pow. A popular destination for skiers and riders from all over the world, Silverton is home to a large majority of our AMGA certified & trained guide staff. With a wealth of local knowledge at your disposal, our guides are uniquely qualified to take you for a day of backcountry skiing you will never forget. 

Whether you are looking to ski bottomless trees to town or get up into the alpine and sample some of the more technical objectives that occupy many skiers wish lists skiing in Silverton delivers.


Book your stay at one of these locations and receive 10% off:

Ski/ Split Mountaineering Day

Looking to get high in the alpine to ski some of Silverton’s most iconic lines? Book a Ski/Split Mountaineering Day with us this spring. Some of our ski mountaineering objectives include:

  • Naked Lady Couloior on Snowden Peak
  • Elevator Shaft
  • Turk-Sultan Traverse
  • Turkey Chute
  • The Idaho, Kendall Mtn

Trip Details


6 Hours


All levels

Maximum Guide Ratio



  • AMGA and SJE trained/certified ski guide
  • Avalanche beacon, shovel & probe 
  • Federal land usage surcharge (USFS/BLM)

Not Included

  • Personal skiing/riding equipment
  • Lunch/snack food & water
  • Guide gratuity

Where We’ll Meet

Most days of skiing will begin at San Juan Expeditions HQ on Greene St. in Silverton, CO (unless otherwise specified by your guide). You will meet your guide first thing in the morning and between eating breakfast and drinking coffee your guide will bring you up to speed on the day’s tour plan. In addition we will be sure you have all the necessary equipment before heading out into the backcountry.

Panoramic view of Red Mountain Pass in the San Juan Mountains covered in snow

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