Elk Mountain Ski Migration
January 10th - 14th, April 3rd-7th, 2017
Join Aspen Alpine Guides on the Elk Mountain Ski Migration for a five day / four night hut-to-hut backcountry skiing adventure deep into the Elk Mountains. The tour will cover amazing high alpine terrain on a loop starting and ending at the historic ghost town of Ashcroft. Ample time is reserved for chasing powder and peaks along the way. The route connects the Green-Wilson Hut, to the Friends Hut, and Opa’s Taylor Hut. With a winter and spring session available, each trip has a layover day that will allow for an additional full day of ski-mountaineering or powder skiing as conditions permit.
Legacy Ski Tour
February 2nd - 5th, 2017
The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association and Aspen Alpine Guides are offering the 2017 Legacy Ski Tour from February 2nd to 5th. The Legacy is unique in that it is a multi-hut tour that covers remote wilderness terrain seldom used by individuals or groups. The tour is designed to celebrate the history of a few of the founding members of the association. The tour begins from the remote mining outpost of Lenado (AAG will provide transportation from Aspen) with overnight stays starting at Margy’s Hut, continuing to the McNamara Hut and participants will close out the tour with a stay at the Benedict Huts. The final day presents a ski descent directly in to Aspen.
The Legacy Ski Tour is a semi-supported trip with guides and hut support that includes dinners and breakfasts. Participants should plan on carrying a 40 to 50 liter backpack with avalanche safety gear, layers of clothing, sleeping bag and trail lunches/snacks while ski touring in-between the huts. AAG will provide a full gear list prior to the trip to all participants.
Elk Mountain Grand Traverse Prep Ski Tour
February 9th - 12th, 2017
Dreaming of completing the legendary 40-mile Crested Butte to Aspen ski race? Take advantage of this great opportunity to familiarize yourself with sections of the race course over three days with guides. We will travel on traditional AT gear and spend a night at both the Friends and Barnard Huts en route to Aspen. You'll get a chance to preview parts of the course and develop strategy alongside a guide with race experience. Additionally, we'll make some turns along the way and enjoy some of the great skiing on this iconic Elk Mountains route. Join us even if you're not a racer and just want to experience a classic tour! This course is run in conjunction with Colorado Mountain School. Please contact our Office with additional questions or to sign up.
Ski Castle Peak Tagert Hut Trip
May 5th - 7th, 2017
Ski Castle Peak with Aspen Alpine Guides and Colorado Mountain School this Spring. Start the weekend off by meeting in Aspen on Friday followed by a skin out of Ashcroft to Tagert hut. The main objective of Saturday is to ski Castle Peak followed by another night at Tagert hut. More skiing opportunities may be available on Sunday morning before returning to Aspen around mid-day. Guide for 3 days, hut fees, breakfast and dinner are included in the cost. Contact our office for more information on experience prerequisites and more details.