Ski Saturday

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Join us for a group Ski Saturday and take advantage of the lowest prices for the best snow in Colorado.


  • 12/15
  • 12/22
  • 12/29
  • 1/5
  • 1/12


up to 7 hours


$250 each person
No minimum


Vail, CO


Easy – Difficult



The best backcountry skiing at the lowest price. Join us for our open enrollment trips every Saturday. No minimum to register.

Vail, Colorado is a top international skiing destination with world-renowned skiing, both within and out-of-bounds. Our backcountry skiing and snowboarding trips allow for an unparalleled experience of the Rocky Mountains, where pristine bowls and fresh lines await. Ascend through alpine meadows, enjoy breathtaking scenery and glide down untracked lines in the peaceful quiet of Colorado’s backcountry.

Apex’s backcountry guides will share hidden powder stashes, as well as backcountry travel and snow analysis tips to help build your backcountry travel skills. Our guides know the local terrain better than anyone else and are excited to share their vast experience skiing and riding in the Colorado backcountry with you. Step into your bindings and experience the unique thrill of riding untracked terrain in a wild backcountry setting with Apex Mountain School.


Ready to sign up? We look forward guiding you on a Backcountry Ski Saturday trip. Register with the accompanying calendar, call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page to request more info.


  • Beacon/Probe/Shovel (rental available) No Plastic Shovels Please
  • 1-2 water bottles or thermos
  • Lunch, and high energy snacks such as nut bars, cookies, chocolate
  • Headwear – Visor or Cap, Hat or Helmet, Googles, Sunglasses
  • Balaclava or neck gaiter
  • One pair of gloves, one pair of mittens for cold days
  • Synthetic or wool base layer
  • Mid Weight base layer fleece or sweater
  • Puffy Jacket
  • Shell Jacket
  • Synthetic or wool long johns
  • Ski pants with zippered vents OR mid weight fleece layer and shell pants
  • Synthetic or wool socks optimum weight for your boot fit
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Pack (26-30 Liters) that can accommodate, shovel, probe, skins, 1-2 water bottles or thermos, lunch, snacks, extra clothing when climbing, googles…


  • Hand warmers
  • Hot liquid
  • Gaiters
  • Liner socks
  • Adjustable Poles
  • Small day pack
  • Extra gloves
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle insulator
  • Camera
My partner and I had a great day in the backcountry with Apex (her on AT skis, me on a splitboard, first time for both of us). Justin was our guide and did a great job explaining all of the techniques we needed to have a safe trip and also enjoy the powder!

David K