Intermediate Backcountry Skiing & Boarding

Take your backcountry skiing and splitboarding skills to the next level with Private Intermediate Backcountry Skiing & Boarding Instruction with Apex.


  • Available daily


6-7 hours


  • Vail, CO (Meadow Mountain, Middle/Sprattle creek)
  • Leadville, CO (Chalk Creek)
  • San Juan Range


  • Per person, per day, per guide. Max ratio 1:5.
  • $166 (5p)
  • $172 (4)
  • $194 (3)
  • $235 (2)
  • $470 (1)
  • Call 970-949-9111 for Group Pricing & Availability


Three of Five

Experience Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Venture beyond the lift lines and crowded resorts, and ski your own mountain! This private instruction in Vail backcountry skiing and snowboarding is a great way to enhance your skills and truly enjoy the solitude and pristine ski and split board (backcountry snowboarding) lines found in the Colorado backcountry.

Breathe cool Colorado mountain air and enjoy the views as we guide you into the alpine, at a pace that is enjoyable for you. Alpine forests and open slopes lay waiting for your first tracks through untouched Vail, Colorado backcountry powder.


What to bring:

  • Beacon/probe/shovel (rental available)
  • *No cotton – cotton does not wick moisture or insulate when wet.
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom (thin)
  • Synthetic or wool long sleeve top (medium)
  • Mid layer top and bottom
  • Synthetic or wool socks
  • Winter jacket
  • Insulated “Puffy” Jacket
  • Snow pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Food
  • Extra wool or synthetic socks

You may use the following means of backcountry travel:

  • Alpine Touring Skis, boots poles, and skins
  • Telemark Skis, boots poles, and skins
  • Split board, boots, poles, and skins

You may also want to consider:

  • Hand warmers
  • Hot liquid
  • Gaiters
  • Liner socks
  • Adjustable Poles
  • Small day pack
  • Extra gloves
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle insulator
  • Camera


If you’d like to complete your registration forms in advance, each participant should download and print out the pdf  below.  Then bring it along to give to your guide at the beginning of your trip.

 Participant Forms

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