Vail Nordic School Backcountry Tours

458 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81658
50 KM Trails

Vail Nordic School Backcountry Tours

Specializing in Backcountry Tours and Adventures

Vail Resorts Nordic School specializes in backcountry snowshoe and cross-country tours and lessons. In addition, we offer Backcountry ski and AT private tours, and family private tours. All of our tours and lessons incorporate winter travel skills, local history, and learning about the natural environment around us. Tours and lessons include equipment, (with the exception of Telemark). If you are looking for a fun adventure off the mountain and away from the set track come and join us.

Trails Currently Closed

Lessons

We will be operating group tours on a walk-up basis this season limited to 6 guests per tour. We also offer full and half day private for groups up to 6. For privates we recommend pre booking by calling 970-754-4390. Due to COVID and our concern for guest and staff safety, we will be requiring masks while traveling in our vehicles. 

Private Cross-Country Lessons & Tours

Half Day: $322 for 1 guest // $467 for 2 guests // $60 for additional guests
Full Day: $477 for 1 guest // $582 for 2 guests // $75 for additional guests

Our tours for the beginner on up utilize the spectacular wilderness areas that surround Vail. Cross-Country skiing is where it all started. We meet at the Golden Peak Nordic Desk 25 minutes prior to your tour time. All guests are provided equipment & water. NOTE: at 7 guests an additional tour must be booked.

Half day times: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM or 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Full day time:  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Group Cross-Country Lessons & Tours

$132/person

Our tours for the beginner on up utilize the spectacular wilderness areas that surround Vail. Cross-Country skiing is where it all started. We meet at the Golden Peak Nordic Desk 25 minutes prior to your tour time. All guests are provided equipment & water. NOTE: at 7 guests an additional tour must be booked.

Beginner lesson and Tour 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sun.
Intermediate Lesson and Tour 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM Tue., Thur., & Sat.

No reservations. Walk-up only.

Private Snowshoe Wilderness Tours

Half Day: $322 for 1 guest // $467 for 2 guests // $60 for additional guests
Full Day: $477 for 1 guest // $582 for 2 guests // $75 for additional guests

Our group leaders will take you into the surrounding wilderness as you learn about the area history, wildlife, and natural surroundings. All abilities welcome. We meet at the Golden Peak Nordic Desk 25 minutes prior to your tour time. All guests are provided equipment & water. NOTE: at 7 guests an additional tour must be booked.

Half day times: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM or 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Full day time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Group Snowshoe Wilderness Tours

$132/person

Our group leaders will take you into the surrounding wilderness as you learn about the area history, wildlife, and natural surroundings. All abilities welcome. We meet at the Golden Peak Nordic Desk 25 minutes prior to your tour time. All guests are provided equipment & water. NOTE: at 7 guests an additional tour must be booked.

No reservations. Walk up only.

Rentals

Cross-country or Telemark Gear

$45/day

And More

Facilities & Amenities

All available, our base of operations is in the Golden Peak Lodge two blocks from the center of Vail Village.

Other Services

We offer on mountain Telemark lessons, workshops. Workshop dates are 1/15/22, 2/12/22, 3/12/22. Call Joe to pre-register and save $20 at 970-754-4390. 

Activites + Amenities

  • Nordic Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Backcountry Access
  • Tubing
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Food Service

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