Check out some of the best back country skiing in the country in both Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks Wilderness. We work with the best ski guides in the country who are safety focused and certified to show you a good time!
Looking for a new experience this winter? The Adventure Lodge combines access to great terrain, renovated hotel rooms in a mountain setting with a suite of amenities to make your stay super comfortable. Then we have taken the extra step to form partnerships with the area’s best guides so you can have a safe and enjoyable experience in the mountains. Together these are all the pieces you need to create a true backcountry ski vacation in Boulder that you will never forget.
As always take great care in the mountains in winter as avalanche danger is a real thing that takes several lives each year in Colorado. Proper avalanche training is essential and working with guides who know the area is always the safest way to approach foreign snow and terrain. One should also always check the avalanche forecast from CAIC not just for the days they are skiing but all season long to keep an overall educated and informed understanding of the snowpack.
For many people who love to explore the mountains in winter, there is nothing better than a day, or days, or backcountry skiing. Removed from the bustle of ski resorts, the lift lines and the mechanical nature of the lifts going backcountry skiing is a completely different type of skiing experience.
Once you leave the car you will often not see another man-made object for the remainder of your day. No sounds of snowmobiles, no lifts whirling nothing but the deep quiet of the mountains covered in snow.
It is true that going uphill on skis and skins is extremely physically challenging but for those who love this sport having to “earn your turns” is one of their favorite aspects of this multi-faceted mode of mountain transportation. The physical demands are also one of the things that keeps the backcountry pristine and allows the individual to commune with nature in a way that is not often accessible. But the efficiency of moving on skis is unparalleled in the realm of human self-propulsion in the mountains on snow.
Backcountry Ski Vacation
Once you reach the top there is the joy of skiing untracked snow in a wild mountain setting, to many this is the greatest experience they know. There are no lines cut through the trees, and no groomers have packed and made the snow easier to ski, it is just raw and wild, just the way we like it.
For those who have mastered the techniques of moving uphill on skins, perfected the art of skiing in all the multitude of snow conditions one encounters in the backcountry, and learned how to pack and dress for the variety of temperature and weather conditions one experiences in the mountains in winter you have earned access to the big empty spaces of the Rockies in winter. For many moving on skis in this way is near Zen
With our access to great terrain, renovated hotel rooms in a mountain setting, a complete set of amenities, and partnerships with the area’s best guides we have all the pieces to create a true backcountry ski vacation in Boulder that you will never forget.
Our goal is to give you access to the best outdoor adventures that Boulder has to offer. Whether you’re climbing, fishing, skiing, cycling, hiking, or taking in the town, the A-Lodge offers instant access to all your favorite adventures and the right amenities to come home to after an exciting day off the beaten path. This is why our philosophy centers around the three A’s: Access, Adventure, Amenities.