While Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers some of the steepest resort skiing in North America, there are also more than two million acres of public land in Gunnison County.
The Anthricites, Coney’s (via Washington Gulch), Mt Axtel, Mt Emmons, Gothic Mtn, Schuylkill, Snodgrass and the Irwin area all offer accessible quality off-piste skiing.
Crested Bute is a Colorado ski touring mecca and there are two professional companies in town with the access and knowledge to make your backcountry experience magical.
Join Irwin Guides for a Crested Butte Backcountry Skiing or Splitboarding Trip this winter.
Crested Butte has long been known as a ski touring haven. With a seemingly endless amount of backcountry terrain, you can ski and ride here and never hit the same shot twice. From open bowls, steep and secluded tree shots, to big alpine peaks, the Crested Butte backcountry has it all.
Backcountry Tours with Irwin Guides are private and custom to you. They cater to all ability levels, as well as skiing or splitboarding, and offer Intro to Backcountry courses on any chosen date.
Irwin Guides’ local Crested Butte ski guides and splitboard guides will help you find the best snow and the best terrain for your ability level.
Irwin Guides also offers AIARE Avalanche courses, backcountry skiing hut trips, ski mountaineering, snowcat skiing and more.
Colorado Backcountry guides would love to take you skiing in the backcountry around Crested Butte, or the huts between here and Aspen.
They’ll work with your crew to create a personalized experience of a lifetime. Your guide will choose a route based on current conditions, as well as your group’s fitness, goal, and logistics.
If you’re an experienced backcountry skier looking to make the most of limited time, they’ve got you covered. If the backcountry is new for you, they’d love to help you develop the skills needed for a safe and enjoyable winter adventure.
Colorado Backcountry also offers a full array of accredited Avalanche courses.