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
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!
Here at CAG we are your one-stop shop for outdoor adventure, and that includes the gear! New for the 2021/2022 season 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!
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.
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 – $375
2 people – $240
3 people – $195
4 people – $175
5 people – $165
5 Clients : 1 Guide
Summit Country, CO and surrounding locations.
204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498
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
Medium sized backpack (approx. 40L)
Alpine Touring Skis, Telemark Skis, or Splitboard
Climbing Skins (must be properly fitted)
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
Brimmed hat or visor
Neck gaitor or buff
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.
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!
Local qualified and professional Guides
5:1 maximum client:guide ratio
Discounted use of ORTOVOX beacon, shovel and probe (if needed)
Discounted Demo Gear
We are cognizant that COVID-19 remains problematic, and we are instituting safety policies for our students/clients, guides, and staff. We will continue to follow all Local, State, and CDC health guidelines throughout the season and as such our COVID policy is subject to change. Please check our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information for your trip or course.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.