Backcountry Skiing

The Ruschp Trail
Sky Top
Spring skiing on Sky Top
First tracks in the Ranch Valley
Sunrise on Mt. Mansfield from Sterling Pond
 

The headquarters for Sunrise Mountain Guides is located in Stowe Vermont, at the foot of Mt. Mansfield adjacent to the historic Ranch Valley, birthplace of skiing in Stowe with direct access to  miles of backcountry skiing terrain. Sunrise Mountain Guides offer two options for experiencing the backcountry on skis. 

Intro to Backcountry Skiing Clinic

This 2 hour clinic covers; proper equipment selection, trip planning and technique. We’ll explore the “Ranch Valley” while learning the fundamentals of touring the winter back woods.

  • Prerequisite; intermediate level skier preferred
  • 24 hour reservation notice preferred
  • Equipment and trail fee not included

Clinic Rates:   

1 person            $120.00

Group of 2        $150.00

Group of 3        $175.00

Group of 4        $200.00 

Backcountry Day Tour

Stowe offers miles of high and low elevation backcountry ski touring.

Explore the scenic Sky Top Ridge, test your telemark on the Steeple, the Bruce, Tear Drop or the Underhill Trail. We’ll show you the real reason people call Stowe  The Ski Capital of the East.

Tours average 4 to 6 hours.    

  • Prerequisite; advanced intermediate level skier in good condition
  • 24 hour reservation notice preferred
  • Equipment and trail fee not included

Rates:

            Full Day Rates

1 person               $225.00

Group of 2            $240.00

Group of 3            $260.00

Group of 4            $275.00          

            Half  Day Rates

1 person              $120.00

Group of 2            $150.00

Group of 3            $175.00

Group of 4            $200.00