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Colorado Adventure Guides

Backcountry Splitboarding

Guided Splitboarding Tours in Colorado

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Guided Backcountry Splitboarding Tours

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Join Colorado Adventure Guides for an unforgettable experience of backcountry snowboarding in the Colorado high country. We staff only the best professional and local splitboard guides who have an intimate relationship with our terrain which allows us to asses the best conditions for you and your group. We are located in the heart of the Rockies and our trips will be operated in Summit County area.

Need the gear too? We have you covered and carry the newest splitboards from Weston. Bring your own gear or take advantage of our rental packages to get fully equipped with your splitboard, bindings, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack

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Backcountry Splitboarding Tours

Skip the Lines & Beat the Crowds

Skip the crowds at the local ski resorts and enjoy the solitude and peace of the backcountry riding with CAG! Our guided splitboard trips are run as full day private experiences and are typically available December through May. From beginner to advanced, our guided trips cater the day to your group to maximize your experience. Live life beyond the resort!

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Backcountry Splitboarding Rentals

No Gear? No problem!

Here at CAG we are your one-stop shop for outdoor adventure, and that includes the gear! We are now operating a full backcountry demo shop out of our basecamp in Silverthorne, CO with over 50 different products. We have what you need including the newest splitboards from Weston, bindings from Karakorum,  Ortovox avalanche rescue gear, and more. Discounted options are available for those who book a course or trip with us!

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Splitboard Progression Program

More than just guided experiences

Looking for more than just a guided trip? Check out our Splitboard Progression Program! From free splitboard clinics to splitboard specific AIARE avalanche education courses, to split mountaineering courses we have you covered and offer plentiful perks along the way. Let us help you take the guess work out of what you should be doing next. Our local team of experienced and qualified guides are passionate about where we live, work, and teach and are here to help you through our step by step guide to approaching the backcountry.

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We booked a full day guided split boarding tour. Justin was an amazing guide and found us some great backcountry conditions.


My wife and I have been out with them multiple times now after trying some other guide services. They are the best and have consistently put us on great snow.

General Info

Tour Duration

1 day ( 8 hours)


Guided backcountry skiing tours generally operate from December to April depending on conditions. Book online or call today to book your tour.


1 person – $425

2 people – $275

3 people – $225

4 people – $185

5 people – $175

*Prices are per person. Contact us for groups of 6 or more

Guest:Guide Ratio

5 Clients : 1 Guide


Summit Country, CO and surrounding locations.

Silverthorne Basecamp:

204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

Course Itinerary

Pre Trip – Clients will be contacted directly from their guide no later than 48 hours for guided trips and 14 dayas before course start dates to discuss trip details

Day of Tour – 8:00am – 4:00pm Meet at TH or CAG basecamp to meet your guide and then travel into the field for a full day of learning and fun

Required Equipment

Avalanche Beacon

Avalanche Probe

Avalanche Shovel

Medium sized backpack (approx. 40L)

Alpine Touring Skis, Telemark Skis, or Splitboard

Climbing Skins (must be properly fitted)


Helmet (optional)

Recommended Clothing

Hard or softshell pants

Synthetic or merino wool base layer

Softshell jacket (optional)

Down or synthetic insulated jacket

Hardshell or water/wind resistant jacket

Light gloves for uphill travel

Warm gloves

Brimmed hat or visor


Neck gaitor or buff

Local Accommodations

Joining CAG for a Summit based adventure? Check out our partners at The Pad, Silverthorne’s first boutique hotel/hostel, centrally-located along the Blue River, in the heart of Colorado ski country. Built for the modern traveler, their affordable, yet high-amenity, lodging in beautiful Summit County, Colorado allows our guests to prioritize experience, adventure and to focus their spending on activities and experiences in the Rocky Mountains and our community. Just ask the folks at CAG for details or click the button below to visit their website.

The Pad
Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be honored for cancellations with more than 48 Hours PRIOR notice to trip start time. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all cancellations.

Rescheduling will be honored 48 HOURS prior to trip start date. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all rescheduling.

All activities are Rain or Shine. In case of operator cancellation due to adverse or unsafe conditions prior to start time, first the operator will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, the client will receive a full refund. Operator, including guides in the field, reserve the right to shorten or reroute activity in the case of unmanageable hazards or inability of guest to complete the objective. Completion of objective-based routes is not guaranteed.


Students on skis or boards must be comfortable in steep blue to black terrain at the ski resort. Students should be able to travel off-trail on ungroomed or unmaintained terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow. Touring skis and splitboards are available for rent from our Silverthorne, CO basecamp. Looking for more of an educational outing? Sign up for one of our 1-day Intro to Backcountry Ski or Splitboard Courses!

Price Includes

Local qualified and professional Guides

5:1 maximum client:guide ratio

Discounted use of ORTOVOX beacon, shovel and probe (if needed)

Discounted Demo Gear

Price Does Not Include
  • Air­fare
  • Accommodations
  • Trans­porta­tion to and from designated meeting place
  • Food
  • Clothing and gear (see FAQ for recommendations)
  • Guide gra­tu­ities
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)

Frequently Asked Questions

How physically fit do I need to be for this?

Colorado Adventure Guides is priority is keeping our patrons and students safe. Our instructors are trained to recognize potentially hazardous situations in the backcountry; they plan and operate accordingly. Prior to the start of any course or backcountry trip you will be asked to complete a brief health history. The failure to disclose pertinent information on the health history form could result in serious harm, even death, to the signing participant, other guests and/or the guide. All information submitted is completely confidential; it is for the guide’s use and would only be shared in the event of an emergency with medical and/or rescue personnel directly caring for the guest. Your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness, thus it’s recommended that you are in good physical condition.

What if I would like to join a group outing?

All of our guided backcountry splitboarding trips are booked private and custom and priced accordingly. If you are looking for a group trip option please see our Splitboard Courses or contact us to see if we have any group trips available on the schedule.

When and how do I meet up with the group?

For field based trips clients will be encouraged to utilize our CAG Company vans or to carpool to help alleviate trailhead overcrowding. Your instructor/guide will contact you with more details at least 48 hours prior to the date of your trip that will include meeting time and location.

Should I tip my instructor?

Your instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with a great experience and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated and if you had a safe, educational, and fun experience. Gratuities typically range from 15-20%.

Other Winter Tours & Courses
Intro to Backcountry Touring
Skiing & Splitboarding
Intro to Backcountry
AIARE Avalanche Companion Rescue
Companion Avalanche Rescue
AIARE Rescue
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Education Course
Avalanche Safety Course
AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Education Course
Snow stability & avalanche hazard
AIARE Level 2
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Our splitboarding tours have limited capacity and tend to book up months in advance. It is strongly recommended that you reserve your spot before the winter season starts.

204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

(970) 893-8007

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    204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498


    (970) 893-8007

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