Vail Winter Activities Paragon Guides

Backcountry Day Tours 2020/21

Backcountry Day Tours 2020/21

1) Private Guided Tours A private tour is the best way to experience the backcountry on your terms. Our professional guides will provide an experience built for your objectives, skill set and fitness level. Whether you are a beginner looking for an Intro to Backcountry Touring experience or a seasoned touring enthusiast looking to ride some of […]

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Backcountry Hut Trips 2020/21

Filed in Hut Trips, Vail Winter Activities Paragon Guides by on September 20, 2020
Backcountry Hut Trips 2020/21

Paragon Guides has been guiding the 10th Mountain Hut System since its inception in 1982. Your backcountry adventure into the 10th Mountain Division Hut System can range from 2 to 6 days, touring through some of Colorado’s most breathtaking mountain terrain. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and come discover the other side […]

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Avalanche Courses 2020/21

Avalanche Courses 2020/21

COVID-19 UPDATE: Paragon Guides, with the help of the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), has adjusted the structure of our classes to provide a healthy and safe learning environment for both students and instructors. Below is a list of some of the changes we have made.  Class size is limited to 8 […]

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Colorado Custom Hut Trips

Filed in Hut Trips, Vail Winter Activities Paragon Guides by on June 27, 2016
Colorado Custom Hut Trips

10th Mountain Division Hut System Trips Your backcountry adventure into the 10th Mountain Division Hut System can range from 2 to 5 days, ski touring through some of 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 Colorado custom hut […]

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Avalanche Courses

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 with AIARE Avalanche Courses We offer two courses: AIARE Level 1  &  AIARE Companion Rescue Why Paragon Guides? Legacy – We have been guiding in the Vail […]

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Benedict 100

Benedict 100

Ski tour Aspen to Vail  Expected return Winter of 2021! 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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Vail Backcountry Skiing

Filed in Ski Day Tours, Vail Winter Activities Paragon Guides by on September 9, 2015
Vail Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry skiing in Vail, CO is the reason we live, play and work here. Let our professional guides safely lead you to the untracked powder experience away from the bustle of the ski resort. Earn your turns beyond the ropes, ski like skiing was meant to be, and come experience the other side of Vail […]

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Featured Hut Trips

Filed in Hut Trips, Vail Winter Activities Paragon Guides by on September 9, 2015
Featured Hut Trips

A Colorado hut trip should be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you are looking to explore one hut, connect multiple, or ski powder, here are some of our favorite routes you can design on your own or join one of our scheduled trips. The Jackal Hut What You Get Pre-Trip Orientation Meeting: 1 – 2 […]

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Snowshoeing – Private Day Tours

Filed in Ski Day Tours, Vail Winter Activities Paragon Guides 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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Custom Hut Trips

Filed in Hut Trips, Vail Winter Activities Paragon Guides by on September 9, 2015
Custom Hut Trips

Custom Hut 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 help you design a hut trip that will accommodate your group or family. Travel to one or more huts. You carry only your clothes […]

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