Join us for a fun filled weekend Leadville style! ...

  • Guided cross-country ski and snowshoe trips

  • Backcountry ski and ski mountaineering clinics

  • Guided kid's cross-country trip

...and much more! Stay tuned for full Schedule & details!


April 1st 6:30PM - The Centennial Ski Project, a slide show with Ted and Christy Mahon, at Periodic Brewing

For those who seek the challenge to climb the mountains of Colorado, the 100 highest summits in the state are known to mountaineers as the Centennial Peaks. Spread out among the various ranges of the state, the Centennials include the famed 14,000 foot peaks– a.k.a. the 14ers– and the forty-seven highest 13ers. Climbers have been tackling the Centennials for years, and now three Aspen ski mountaineers– Chris Davenport, Christy Mahon, and Ted Mahon– have skied them all.

April 2nd 7pm - Teton Gravity Research Film "The Sammy C Project"- At Leadville Outdoors $12 donation to Leadville Trails gets you free beer from Upslope! Free for Racers
 

April 2nd 10 AM- Guided Family Cross Country Tour in Leadville's Mining District
FREE - Please RSVP to [email protected] or 719-486-7392

Follow local skier and business owner Vicki Koch on a family friendly cross country tour of Leadville's Historic Mining District.  This will be loop which will introduce your family to the developing groomed trail system.  Great views! This tour will meet at Leadville Outdoors. 

*Adult rentals are available from Leadville Outdoors.  Please call ahead and reserve them. 719-486-7392.

*Children's rentals are available at Alpine Ski and Sport 719-486-2331.  Please call ahead and reserve them.

April 2nd 10 AM- Guided Adult Cross Country Tour in Leadville's Mining District
FREE - Please RSVP to [email protected] or 719-486-7392

Follow a local skier on a cross country tour of Leadville's Historic Mining District.  This will be loop which will introduce you to the developing groomed trail system.  Great views! This tour will meet at Leadville Outdoors. 

*Rentals are available from Leadville Outdoors.  Please call ahead and reserve them. 719-486-7392.

 

April 3rd 7AM-3PM Intro to Ski Mountaineering - $150

This clinic will be taught by John MacKinnon in Leadville. John is an AMGA Certified Rock and Ski Guide based in Leadville. He brings over a decade of mountain guiding and outdoor education experience to Sawatch Guides. He currently splits his time between guiding locally in the Colorado Rockies, instructing in the outdoor recreation and leadership programs at several community colleges and guiding in the Pacific Northwest.

This clinic is geared towards people with some backcountry experience.

Topics include:

  • steep skinning and steep skiing techniques
  • crampon and ice ax techniques
  • snow anchors and intro to belayed skiing
  • navigation tech tips and understanding spring avalanche problems.

The clinic will be heavily weather dependent and the topics could change with the snow conditions. Cost is $150. Spaces are limited so sign up early by emailing [email protected].

Sawatch Guides will provide: the guide, ropes harnesses, axes and crampons should you need them. Certainly feel free to bring your own.

Not included: AT or Telemark equipment, skins, poles,beacon, shovel, probe, pack, proper clothing, LUNCH. These items can also be rented at Leadville Outdoors. Please make reservations.