Advanced Tours & Ski Mountaineering

These fully-customized ski trips are breathtaking, inspiring, and leave you with new skills and outstanding know how!

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One of the highlights of ski touring in the Wasatch Mountains is skiing multiple, stunning peaks and slopes in the same day

Upcoming Dates

Your choice

December to May

WMGs more advanced tours focus on covering a wide variety of terrain and aspects with the best snow. These days are for those interested and capable of bigger objectives of a longer duration, with more hazard considerations. Because this type of tour requires solid physical stamina and good skinning technique, clients must be approved beforehand either through someone we know, or prior outing(s) with WMG.

A day will include time for lunch, plus 5,000 to 8,000 feet of climbing and skiing over roughly eight hours.

These fully-customized ski trips are breathtaking, inspiring, and leave you with new skills and outstanding know how. This might your choice for an objective such as the South Face of Superior, Pfifferhorn or any big committing ideas. You'll love these trips if you:

  • Have some off piste experience, but yearn to dig into backcountry powder skiing, with greater confidence in route finding and deep turns during longer steeper descents
  • Have an avvy cert and great skiing ability, but want gain the skills to rappel into something more serious
  • Want to gain the skills to ski tour the Utah backcountry unguided
  • Want to hone in on all the skills you are either missing, or need to fine tune in order to enjoy the winter mountains independently
  • Hope to run your own ski mountaineering expedition
  • Want to plan extended-length trips in winter conditions

Our aim is to get you out in the mountains unguided in the future, by gaining backcountry ski planning, weather skills, avalanche concerns and routes, plan Bs, safety plans, camp locations, group dynamics, and plenty more!

 

Trip Details:

  • Difficulty: Because this tour requires solid physical stamina and good skinning technique, clients must be approved beforehand either through someone we know, or prior outing(s) with WMG
  • Meeting Time: Generally 7am 
  • Meeting Location: Big or Little Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot, Alta or Brighton, depending on objective


What We Provide:

  • IFMGA ski and mountaineering guides
  • Avalanche beacon, shovel, probe and pack (if needed)


What You Need:

  • Review the advanced equipment list
  • Lunch, water and snacks
  • Lift Accessed Tours: cost of "single-ride lift ticket" is additional

 

Dates:

  • These are private guided days so simply contact us to schedule

 

Cost depending on Client to Guide Ratio:

  •         1:1 $500
  •         2:1 $330 per person

 

  • Cost

    From $330 per person

    1:1 $500
    2:1 $330 per person

  • Duration

    1 day

  • Client/Guide

    2:1 (max)

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    Equipment List

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CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19: Uncertainties

Please rest assured we are holding our usual dates, providers and guides, to provide our WMG experience to its usual high standards of success and excellence, despite the uncertainty at this time. Please contact us to learn more about our special cancellation policies for current bookings to accommodate circumstances.

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

Jack Kerouac