Winter Adventures

Custom Hut Trips

Filed in Hut Trips, Winter Featured by on June 27, 2016
Custom Hut Trips

Your winter backcountry adventure into the 10th Mountain Division Hut System can range from 2 to 6 days, ski touring through some of central Colorado’s most breathtaking mountain terrain. The huts provide comfortable winter living amenities all within footsteps of backcountry powder skiing. Let us craft a unique experience for you and your group. Paragon […]

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Avalanche Courses

Filed in Ski Day Tours, Winter Adventures, Winter Featured by on September 30, 2015
Avalanche Courses

Your most important backcountry skill will always be education.  Let the Vail Valley’s original guiding service educate you on how to safely navigate the hazards of the winter snowpack. We offer two courses: AIARE Level 1  &  AIARE Avalanche Rescue AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Training for Recreationalist This 3-day, 24 hour course is a staple for […]

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Winter Hut Route Map

Filed in Hut Trips by on September 30, 2015
Winter Hut Route Map

Paragon Gudes Winter Hut Route Map * not intended for navigation The Map controls at bottom of image will enable you to Zoom In/Out and move map to intended area

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Nordic Skiing

Filed in Ski Day Tours by on September 30, 2015
Nordic Skiing

 Cross-country ski tour. Indulge yourself in winters beauty on a cross country ski tour.  Join your private guide on a solo outing, or travel with family, friends, and colleagues. Perfect for beginning and experienced skiers, or anyone seeking a memorable winter escape. 4-6 hours Includes cross-country skis, boots, poles, gaiters, instruction, lunch, and transportation Prices: […]

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Benedict 100

Filed in Hut Trips, Winter Adventures, Winter Featured by on September 29, 2015
Benedict 100

Ski tour Aspen to Vail  January 2019 Traverse the heart of Colorado’s central Rockies on skis from Aspen to Vail. This upcoming winter, Paragon Guides leads this six ­day, 100-mile backcountry tour that connects five 10th Mountain Division Huts. The tour honors 10th Mountain Division veteran and hut system founder, Fritz Benedict. Ski from 11 […]

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Backcountry Ski FAQ

Filed in Hut Trips, Ski Day Tours, Winter Adventures by on September 15, 2015
Backcountry Ski FAQ

Backcountry Ski FAQ What is the difference between alpine, cross-country, and backcountry skis? Alpine skis are great for lift-service ski areas because of their locked down heels, wide bases and metal edges. Little to no flat terrain is encountered with this equipment.   Cross-country skis are great for moving over flat to rolling terrain because the […]

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Gear Rental

Gear Rental

Gear Rental Paragon Guides can supply you with the essential gear and equipment needed for backpacking, llama trekking, and hut-­to­-hut trips: tent, backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, hiking poles, and much more. Quality gear is available on a per day / per item cost. Equipment rental cost sheet Conditions and Terms: Credit card required […]

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Winter Trip Consulting

Filed in Winter Adventures, Winter Outfitting Services by on September 9, 2015
Winter Trip Consulting

Trip Consulting If you just have a few questions on how the snow conditions are, route choice, what to bring to the hut or need some ideas for planning your own food, Paragon is happy to help for a small fee. Prices: 30$ – 1/2 hr   60$ – 1hr

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Shuttle Services

Shuttle Services

Shuttle Services Don’t complicate your hut trip with trailhead and travel logistics. Hire Paragon Guides and simplify your adventure. We shuttle cars, people, packs, and luggage throughout the Vail Valley, to and from trailheads, between mountain resorts, and beyond. Price depends on distance traveled. Call us for more information: 970-926-5299 Vehicles & People Have your […]

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Sherpa Services

Filed in Winter Outfitting Services by on September 9, 2015
Sherpa Services

Paragon Guides has traveled through the 10th Mountain Hut System for more than 30 years. Put our experience to work for you with one of our Sherpa Services. Sherpa Hut Drop-Off We can carry 40-65 pounds of gear or supplies into your hut. There is no trail assistance with this service. Ideal for people on […]

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