Sawtooth Mountain Guides specializes in guided backcountry skiing and ski touring for skiers of all abilities – backcountry novices to hardcore steep skiers. For those looking to learn the skills to ski the backcountry on their own, we offer a number of Backcountry Skiing Courses and top-notch AIARE Avalanche Courses.


  • Local Knowledge: Your guide has intimate knowledge of the local terrain as well as the current snow and avalanche conditions. They can choose the best ski terrain to match your goals.
  • Professional Risk Management: Our guides have years of experience and training in assessing and managing potential backcountry hazards. Each carries state-of-the-art avalanche rescue, first aid, and emergency communication equipment.
  • Learning: Whether you’re looking for formal instruction or a few tips, our guides can show you how to maximize your enjoyment of the backcountry.
  • MORE FUN: With your guide focusing on the details, you can concentrate on what you came to do – SKI!