Backcountry Ski Tours

Guided Backcountry Skiing  in Northern New Mexico

For 25 years, Mountain Skills Guides have been providing guided outdoor trips in New Mexico and around the world. We now proudly offer guided backcountry skiing and riding in Northern New Mexico near The Taos Ski Valley. Some of the regions most accomplished skiers are on staff led by our AMGA/IFMGA internationally certified Program Director.

Join us for a memorable trip in the wilderness. Whether it’s powder, spring corn, variable conditions or perhaps the stash of your dreams, our guides will help you overcome technical hurdles to complete a classic ski descent. One great run in the backcountry can provide the memory of a lifetime.

Choose from easy, moderate, or extreme lines depending on your ability and the current snow pack.  Varied terrain, expert staff, beautiful vistas, and rich culture combine to provide our visitors with an exceptional backcountry experience.


Backcountry Skiing – Beginner Tours

This trip is designed for those who have very little or no backcountry skiing experience and want to learn the basics. After an introduction to the different types of gear that allow us to travel through the backcountry, you will do some simple travel and descents based on your comfort level.
Approximately 4-5 hours
Minimum Age 10
1p – $325
2pp – $250 each
3pp – $175 each

Skiing in the Backcountry of Taos


Backcountry Skiing – Intermediate Tours

This trip is designed to take you beyond the basics and get you into the goods. Relatively short to moderate approaches to access classic backcountry terrain.
Approximately 6-7 hours
Minimum Age 12
1p – $450
2pp – $280 each
3pp – $200 each

back country skiing Taos


Backcountry Skiing – Advanced Tours

This trip is designed to get you into higher, and steeper terrain. Traveling with our local guides may allow you to link multiple peaks, drainages and slopes in the same day. Advanced tours will focus on covering a wide variety of terrain and searching out wherever and whatever the best skiing of the day may be.
Approximately 6-7 hours
Minimum Age 12
1p – $500
2pp – $300 each
3pp – $225 each

Ski Backcountry in Taos

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