VAIL NORDIC SCHOOL

SPECIALIZING IN BACKCOUNTRY TOURS AND ADVENTURES

We look forward to welcoming you back for lessons and tours where we will provide a safe and fun experience that will help take your skills to the next level.

This season Due to our COVID protocols we will only be offering private lessons and tours with a max group size of 3. If your group is bigger than 3 you will need to book a second private.

We are still be offering all our products of Snowshoe, Cross-Country, and Backcountry ski tours for all levels. Come explore the wilderness around Vail on one of our private tours. We also offer Telemark on Vail Mountain. Explore a side of Vail you’ve never seen before. We can take children as young as 5 but note you will need appropriate car seats to put in our vehicles.

To book your private tour call 970-754-4390 48hrs in advance. Note tours are based on availability.

Professionally Guided Tours: Sign up for one of our many private tours and have a guide show you some of the wilderness trails surrounding Vail while giving you a different perspective on techniques and your surroundings.

Flora and Fauna: Whether you go with a guide or with family and friends, Nordic activities help you slow down and observe so much more of the beautiful trees and winter wildlife that’s all around you in the Rocky Mountains.

Unparalleled Vistas: Venturing into the wilderness and backcountry around Vail is the greatest reward when you’re participating in any Nordic sport.

Vail Nordic School operates under special use permit with the White River National Forest.

 

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Cross-Country Lesson & Tours

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. Private Reservations are not required 48 hours in advance and based on availability with a max group size of 3. All guests are provided equipment & water. If you book a 3rd Nordic Private in a 7-day period you save $20 on your 3rd day.

Half Day:

  •  9:00AM - 12:15PM, 10:00AM – 1:15PM, or 1:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Cost: $300 for 1 guest, $500 for 2-3 guests

Full Day:

  • 9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Cost: $450 for 1 guest, $650 for 2-3 guests

For more information call the Vail Nordic Desk at Golden Peak between 8:30 & 9:45 AM at 970-754-3210 or to book your Nordic Private call our office at 970-754-4390.


Snowshoe Wilderness Tour

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. Private Reservations are required 48 hrs. in advance and based on availability with a max group size of 3. All guests are provided equipment & water. If you book a 3rd Nordic Private in a 7-day period, you save $20 on your 3rd day.

Half Day:

  • 9:00AM - 12:15PM, 10:00AM – 1:15PM, or 1:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Cost: $300 for 1 guest, $500 for 2-3 guests

Full Day:

  • 9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Cost: $450 for 1 guest, $650 for 2-3 guests

For more information call the Vail Nordic Desk at Golden Peak between 8:30 & 9:45 AM at 970-754-3210 or to book your Nordic Private call our office at 970-754-4390.

Private Nordic Adventures

All Nordic Products are offered as Private Tours, either as half-day or full-day programs. Includes: Snowshoe, Cross-Country Ski Tours, Backcountry Ski Tours. NOTE: all tours have a max of 3 people. Let us help you meet your Nordic and backcountry desires and fitness needs.

Telemark lessons are not included in below pricing, see Telemark & Backcountry tab.

Half Day:

  •  9:00AM - 12:15PM, 10:00AM – 1:15PM, or 1:00PM - 4:15PM
  •  Cost: $300 for 1 guest, $500 for 2-3 guests
  •  All equipment provided with exception of Backcountry Ski Tours, for these you must provide your Tele (rentals available), AT, or split board gear. Please note, split boarders need to bring their own skins.

Full Day:

  • 9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Cost: $450 for 1 guest, $650 for 2-3 Guests
  • All equipment provided with exception of Backcountry Ski Tours, for these you must provide your Tele (rentals available), AT, or split board gear. Please note, split boarders need to bring their own skins

For more information call the Vail Nordic Desk at Golden Peak between 8:30 & 9:45 AM at 970-754-3210 or to book your Nordic Private call our office at 970-754-4390.


Telemark & Backcountry Workshops

Private Telemark Lessons (based upon availability)

 Telemark is the art of skiing downhill with your heel and body free to move in a more natural way. Come and free both your heel and your mind. Join us to learn new on-mountain skills or just improve your current abilities. Also check out our great backcountry ski experiences.

Please arrive at Golden Peak Nordic Desk 25 minutes prior to start time with all equipment for all activities.

  • Half Day: 9AM - 12:00PM / 12:45PM - 3:45PM
  • Full Day: 9AM - 3:30PM
  • Good for up to 6 people
  • Reservations required
  • For pricing please see Alpine Privates ricing

Backcountry Ski Tours

 Backcountry touring - what is it all about? Skins, beacons, probes, shovels? Join us for a day and put it all together by learning the basics of backcountry travel. Bring your Tele, AT, or Split Board and find out.

  • Intermediate Skiers and above
  • If you have your own Avey Gear bring it and learn to use it

Half Day:

  • 9:00AM - 12:15PM, 10:00AM -1:15PM or 1:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Cost: $300 for 1 guest, $500 for 2-3 guests
  • All equipment provided except skis. Please note, split boarders need to bring their own skins.

Full Day:

  •  9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Cost: $450 for 1 guest, $650 for 2 Guests
  • All equipment provided except skis. Please note, split boarders need to bring their own skins.

For more information call the Vail Nordic Desk at Golden Peak between 8:30 & 9:45 AM at 970-754-3210 or to book your Nordic Private call our office at 970-754-4390.