Front Range Ski Mountaineering Resources


Weather, Avalanche, and Travel Resources

Front Range Backcountry Ski Guidebooks

Other Colorado Guidebooks

Mountain Resources

  • – This is a great resource for the highest peaks of Colorado and it also has an interactive forum including trip reports. The old website has been incorporated into so you can also find information on the highest 13,000' peaks as well.

  • Summit Post – Summit Post has good information on routes and an interactive forum including trip reports.

  • - The blog for Frank and Brittany Konsella of Crested Butte. They have both climbed and skied all the 14ers in CO. This website is a great resource for backcountry skiing, hiking, biking, and exploring in Colorado and beyond. Subscribe to their newsletter!

  • Exploring the Rockies - Ben Connors, Brian Miller, and friends have collected a vast library of the accounts of their adventures in the Rocky Mountains. This includes extensive information on Colorado and Front Range ski mountaineering, and it is also the inspiration for their book "Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains: 50 Select Ski Descents." See the guidebook list below for more information on this need-to-have Colorado guide.

  • Backcountry Recon - A collection of Front Range backcountry and ski mountaineering knowledge including collected links to route trip reports, blogs, etc. from numerous skiers.

  • Ski the Fourteeners - This website documents Chris Davenport's quest to ski all of the Colorado 14,000' peaks in one calendar year including the Front Range's Mount Evans, Bierstadt, Grays, Torreys, and Longs Peak.

  • Centennial Skiers - This website documents the effort by Chris Davenport, Ted Mahon, and Christy Mahon to ski the one hundred highest peaks in the Centennial State including the Front Range's Mount Meeker and Mount Edwards.

  • Wild Snow - The blog of Colorado's godfather of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, Lou Dawson.

  • Stan Wagon - Stan Wagon's "Steep Skiing in Colorado Page" is a great ongoing record of his skiing exploits and descriptions of routes and mountains.

  • Powderbuzz - An online community all about backcountry skiing on Cameron Pass, Berthoud Pass, Rabbit Ears, the Flat Tops, and the Zirkel Wilderness area.

The Best Maps Out There

  • Latitude 40 Maps - Colorado Front Range, Boulder-Nederland, Summit County

  • Sky Terrain - Colorado Springs - Pikes Peak, Southern Rocky Mountain National Park - Indian Peaks

Front Range Mountaineering Guides & Avalanche Courses

Wilderness First Aid, Search and Rescue

National Forests