Winter Adventures

10-Days in AK: A Ski Adventure in the Eastern Alaska Range

Filed in Hut Trips, Winter Adventures, Winter Featured by on October 6, 2016
10-Days in AK: A Ski Adventure in the Eastern Alaska Range

March 24th to April 2nd, 2017 Capacity: 6 Clients, 3 Guides; Price: $5,585 Winter in the Alaska Range offers an adventure like no other. We have fallen in love with the Eastern Alaska Range and want to share this corner of the north with you. The Alaska Range comprises a 400-miles long cordillera stretching from […]

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Colorado Hut Trips – Private Trips

Filed in Hut Trips, Winter Featured by on June 27, 2016
Colorado Hut Trips – Private Trips

  Your winter backcountry adventure into the 10th Mountain Hut System can range from 3 to 6 days, accessing some of central Colorado’s most breathtaking mountain terrain. Let us craft a unique and custom experience for you and your group. Paragon Guides has been guiding the huts since its inception in 1982. Join us for […]

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Avalanche Education

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

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. AIARE Level 1 Course This 3-day, 24 hour course is a staple for any backcountry recreationalist. It combines classroom and field time to provide the student with […]

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Paragon’s Backcountry Ski Club

Filed in Ski Day Tours, Winter Featured by on September 30, 2015
Paragon’s Backcountry Ski Club

Join our weekly group ski tours from mid-December thru early April. Our Backcountry Ski Club provides a variety of backcountry adventures and is popular with both locals and visitors. Tours vary from Introductory to Advanced Levels. Join us for a day or the season. $99 Per Person $6 Vail Pass Recreation Area fee additional (Vail Pass tours […]

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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 22 – 27, 2017 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. […]

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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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Backcountry Skiing FAQ

Filed in Ski Day Tours, Winter Adventures by on September 10, 2015
Backcountry Skiing FAQ

Go beyond the groomed to discover the thrill of backcountry telemark or alpine touring. Here’s where it all began.  Paragon Guides started as a small backcountry ski ranch, called Crooked Creek Ski Touring, in the late 1970’s and has evolved as the premier guide service on the 10th Mountain Division Hut System.  Our guides are passionate […]

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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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