Inspiring Women Through Outdoor Adventure
Backcountry Babes is an outdoor education program that specializes in cultivating women’s leadership in the outdoors. We create a confidence-inspiring, fun and supportive environment for learning. Our goal is to support women in gaining the skills to pursue outdoor adventures, whether backcountry skiing, backpacking, boating, biking or wherever your path may roam.
Take a Trip with Backcountry Babes
Get on board of one of our awesome trips we have planned for this upcoming season. We offer backcountry skiing trips to Japan, hut trips in British Columbia, corn skiing in Iceland or even head to the southern hemisphere for an epic Chile backcountry skiing adventure.
Want a different experience than sliding on snow? For the summertime we offer mountain biking trips in the Sierra or Colorado, cycling trip through Tuscany, Italy, or trekking through the Swiss Alps. Come join us any season for an amazing adventure!
Take an avalanche course or backcountry clinic with Backcountry Babes.
We offer a variety of classes and courses to get you the skills and the confidence to venture beyond the ski resort boundaries. Whether you are going out in the backcountry for your 1st time or you are a seasoned veteran, we have a course to help you gain the knowledge and the experience needed to make educated decisions in avalanche terrain.
Intermediate Backcountry Ski Tour – Breckenridge/Vail CO
This intermediate backcountry ski tour is designed to refresh your skills, and practice effective techniques with experienced backcountry ski mentors.Learn More
AIARE Rescue Course – New Hampshire
This 8 hour avalanche rescue course is broken into two days with one evening 2 hours session followed by an all day field day. This course is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to stay on top of best practices in rescue techniques and gearLearn More
Intro To Ski & Splitboard Mountaineering – Breckenridge/Vail CO
For women who are already backcountry skiers and want to gain knowledge of avalanche safety, ski more adventurous lines, and learn basic mountaineering skills.Learn More
AIARE Avalanche Level 2 – Breckenridge/Vail CO
2 online evening classroom session and 2 field day advanced course that will expand your proficiency and experienced as a backcountry traveler and leader.Learn More
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What Our Customers Say
“Perfect for learning the basics - I hadn't used my new skis, bindings or skins before the Backcountry Babes Beginner Tour. I learned that and so much more, navigating, reading the avy bulletin, putting a trip plan in place. The course content was just what I was looking for.”Maureen NDenver, CO
“I feel way more confident using my beacon, shovel and probe. I feel more confident about making more conservative decisions about routes to take, things to look for, and whether or no to even go out. It also made me realize how much more I have to learn!”Jenny LSan Francisco, CA
“I learned a lot about identifying safe/unsafe terrain, analyzing snow conditions, rescue, evaluating the snow and how that impacts if/where/when we can ski. ALL of the was super beneficial to my future backcountry excursions.”Alyssa WColorado Springs, CO
“Great base knowledge to practical application being outdoors, doing beacon search, evaluating terrain, digging snow pits to understand layers and the way they interact with each other. I though the instructors were really great at creating an inquisitive environment for us students to ask questions. They prompted us to think creatively and thoroughly about problems as well as prompted us to think more deeply about issues that might not be first in mind for a new backcountry skier.”Lizzie JSan Francisco, CA
“Our trip to Japan was phenomenal! As the location becomes more exotic, it becomes more important to have a guide who knows the area and knows where to find the goodness; Check. Combined with fantastic organization and a small group, we spent all of our time in the enjoyment zone. Kudos to Emily for getting all the elements just right, and creating a lifetime memory.”Casey SSanta Fe, NV
“This course was a great refresher on avy safety for me. it's been several years since taking AIARE 1!Gracie SGolden, CO
Both instructors were great - very supportive, explained everything well, and fun to be around.”