Backcountry Tours

Skiers and snowboarders can experience the thrill of Huckleberry Canyon and The Gates with a Backcountry Tour Private Lesson.

Experience the thrill of The Gates!

Skiers and riders can take a guided backcountry tour into Huckleberry Canyon to experience the cliff drops, cornice drops, rock chutes, open bowls, gladed runs, and powder pillows out The Gates.

Tours are available through our Private Lesson program, where a guide will educate participants on backcountry safety, route selection, skier/rider improvement and teach proper use of avalanche equipment. Participants will be provided with required backcountry equipment (shovel, probe, avalanche beacon, and backpack) during the lessons. The goal of the tour is focused on learning basic skills, use of equipment and safety. Plus, 2 runs in Huckleberry Canyon!

The private tour includes

  • 5-hour tour from 9am – 2pm
  • Backcountry training
  • Required backcountry equipment (shovel, probe, avalanche beacon, and backpack)
  • Training on how to properly use each backcountry equipment item (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Lunch Voucher - $20 at Grandview

Skills obtained during private tour

  • Avalanche Awareness and Avoidance
  • Equipment Usage
  • Snow Observations
  • Safe Terrain Travel Techniques
  • Advanced Skills Needed

The tours are appropriate for advanced skiers and snowboarders seeking a one-of-a-kind backcountry experience (a 30-minute ability check will be given at the beginning) and will run on select days throughout the season (weather and conditions permitting).


$595 and excludes peak times: 2/13-2/20


Reservations are required (48 hours in advance) and can be made by emailing us here.

Limited to 3 skiers and riders per lesson. Valid pass or lift ticket required.

*Weather and conditions permitting.  Avalanches are an inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow and its application on steep, mountainous terrain.  Avalanche Safety Tips »