Winter Adventures

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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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

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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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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