Apex Mountain School
Backcountry Skiing and Riding Vail – Vail’s #1-recommended private mountaineering school. Unmatched client care. We welcome all ability and fitness levels, kids, families, singles and couples. Ski and Board some of the best backcountry terrain in the world. The Colorado Rockies are famous the world over for picture-perfect backcountry powder shots – experience it with us. Featuring beginner to advanced terrain, skiing and boarding for all levels.
Wilderness Survival Skills – Come learn Wilderness Survival with Vail’s #1-recommended private mountain school and unmatched client care. Kids, families, singles, couples, and all ability and fitness levels welcome. All activity-specific equipment provided. Come and learn the ins and outs of surviving in a winter wilderness – from avalanche education to technical skills, building snow shelters and more. Apex clients consistently say, “The most fun we’ve ever had in the Vail Valley!” Come see why – satisfaction guaranteed.
Snowshoe the Vail Valley – Snowshoe with Vail’s #1-recommended private mountain school and unmatched client care. Kids, families, singles, couples and all ability and fitness levels welcome. All activity-specific equipment provided. Snowshoe in the beautiful backcountry of the Colorado Rockies and experience some of the most amazing vistas Colorado has to offer. Featuring beginner to advanced terrain, we have snowshoeing for all levels.
Avalanche Safety Courses – Learn how to properly mitigate avalanche danger with the Vail Valley’s largest and longest standing AIARE avalanche education provider, Apex Mountain School. Our certified AIARE instructors will teach you how to navigate backcountry avalanche terrain in our AIARE level 1 course and learn companion rescue in our AIARE Avalanche Rescue course. Get stoked for snow!
Ice Climbing Vail – Vail’s #1-recommended Ice Climbing. Unmatched client care. We welcome all ability/fitness levels, kids, families, singles, couples. All activity-specific equipment provided. Great winter activity for new or experienced climbers. East Vail ice climbing is world-revered and some of the most accessible in Colorado. Featuring routes up to 120 feet from beginner to advanced, we have climbing for all levels. Apex clients consistently say, “The most fun we’ve had in the Vail Valley!” Come see why – satisfaction guaranteed.
Portaledge – Experience sleeping in a tent on a vertical rock wall with Apex Mountain School on our Portaledge Overnighters this summer. Just like the big wall climbers in Yosemite, you can experience the thrill of sleeping with nothing but air below you. Offered for groups of 1 to 4 people, with the option to climb and rappel as well. #1-recommended climbing and rappelling guide service in the Vail Valley.
Backpacking – Hike and backpack with Apex Mountain School in the beauty of the Holy Cross Wilderness this summer. Fun for the whole family and exceptional guiding for those in search of adventure and challenge. Come have an amazing hiking adventure with #1-recommended Apex Mountain School. No experience necessary.
Rock Climbing – Rock climb with Apex in Vail this summer. Fun for the whole family and exceptional guiding for those in search of adventure and challenge. “The most fun we’ve ever had in the Vail Valley!” #1-recommended private climbing and rappelling guides in the area and throughout Colorado. Come see why our clients keep returning.
Rappelling – Rappelling with Apex Mountain School opens the door to adventure. It’s an activity for groups and individuals of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels in an easy-to-access location with amazing vistas. Apex’s professionally-trained guides will ensure that you have a safe once-in-a-lifetime experience. No experience necessary, and all equipment is provided. Call today to learn more about these and other family-friendly activities.