Winter, summer, spring and fall, Aspen Alpine Guides offers every excursion to satisfy your adventurous side. Since 1987, AAG has provided professional, quality mountain guiding adventures in the Aspen area and beyond. We are an equal opportunity service provider and employer operating under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, White River National Forest.

Our backcountry mountain adventures span guided year-round trips including hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, snow-shoeing, cross country ski instruction and tours, backcountry skiing, out of bounds lift assisted skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, hut trips on the 10th Mountain Hut System, and High Altitude Training for runners and Cyclists. We also offer a series of international trekking and climbing trips, as well as American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) courses. With areas of operation spanning from Crested Butte to Aspen, Leadville to Vail, Telluride and Moab, Utah, we specialize in creating custom backcountry adventures for individuals and groups of all abilities and sizes.

Why choose a guide?

Not only are our guides certified in emergency wilderness medicine, they also have the knowledge and know how to tailor a trip to your individual needs and take you to places far from crowds and conventionality. As the saying goes around here, your guide is your most important accessory. Meet our guides!



Winter Backcountry Adventures

Our winter backcountry adventures include private or group hut trips, private guiding, uphilling, snowshoe tours, AIARE avalanche education courses, and backcountry skiing all based out of, or near Aspen, Colorado.


Winter Hut Trips

 Photo: Catherine Aeppel

Photo: Catherine Aeppel

Winter Hut Trips Colorado's extensive hut system offers the ultimate backcountry experience. Snowshoe, AT or telemark ski into these rustic huts for one night or many. Our guides will build itineraries that fit your needs, skills and comfort levels ranging from a single over night to multiple days at one hut or traveling hut to hut. 

Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Skiing We provide guided day tours for backcountry skiers traveling on AT or telemark gear. We offer a variety of tours fit for beginners looking to learn more about backcountry travel and skinning, to experienced backcountry skiers looking to ski a peak. 

Leave the Boys Behind

 Photo: Catherine Aeppel

Photo: Catherine Aeppel

Calling all adventure loving women! This winter, Leave the Boys Behind, a women's specific guiding service, is offering backcountry trips and avalanche education courses. Adventure in the Colorado wilderness in company of other inspiring women on trips led by women!