Ski Day Tours

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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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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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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Backcountry Skiing – Private Day Tours

Filed in Ski Day Tours, Winter Featured by on September 9, 2015
Backcountry Skiing – Private Day Tours

Backcountry skiing in Colorado is the essence of adventure with its opportunity for solitude and untracked powder. Paragon has been guiding in the White River National Forest since 1978. From Vail Pass to Chicago Ridge and everything in-between, we know our snowpack, terrain, and stashes better than anyone else. Let our professional guides instruct you […]

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Snowshoeing – Private Day Tours

Filed in Ski Day Tours, Winter Featured by on September 9, 2015
Snowshoeing – Private Day Tours

Discover the other side of Vail with Snowshoeing Imagine a quiet hike through an evergreen forest or mountain views in an alpine setting. Our guides are well equipped to help you explore the Colorado winter environment on snowshoes with friends or family. For some a day off the slopes is a relaxing way to discover […]

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Avalanche Classes

Filed in Ski Day Tours, Winter Adventures, Winter Featured by on September 9, 2015
Avalanche Classes

2015-2016 Dates:  December  15 & 17  and 19 & 20, 2015 (15th and 17th class 5-9pm) January  8, 9, 10, 2016 February 5, 6, 7, 2016 Costs:  $350 3 day, 24hr course and AIARE certification 6:1 Student ratio with maximum 12 students AIARE Certified Educator,  AIARE Course Manual, AIARE Field Book Tour Locations: Vail Pass […]

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