Backcountry Skiing and Ski Touring in Colorado
There are a few reasons that Mountain Trip has relocated our headquarters to southwest Colorado. Most of the reasons revolve around our passions of climbing and skiing. The backcountry skiing around our little hamlet of Ophir is absolutely world-class. We structure our lives so that we can have ample opportunity to sample the great snow that falls above town and to explore the endless quantity of great terrain that the San Juan Mountains provide.
Working with our partners at San Juan Mountain Guides we can provide you with backcountry skiing access in such iconic venues as Red Mountain Pass, Silverton, Molas and Coal Bank Passes.
Those seeking to maximize your time in our backyard might consider a helicopter skiing experience. The thrill of loading up in a helicopter and buzzing ridge lines en route to a seemingly eternal stash of powder skiing is something every skier should experience. We are able to offer helicopter access skiing through our good friends at Telluride Helitrax. Helitrax is a family owned company that has been flying skiers to remote ridge lines above Telluride and Ophir since 1982. Several of our guides also guide for Helitrax, and would be happy to help you find the Nirvana that can only be found schussing down a slope of deep powder. You can also contact Helitrax directly at: