Colorado Mountain School
To ignite passionate living through mountain education and adventure...
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The mountains have a profound ability to make us feel alive.Colorado Mountain School exists to share the power of the mountains with adventurers who want to learn and explore.
We are more than a collective of guides. We’re a family of top-notch educators and mentors who care about your progression in the mountains, and in life. We’re dedicated to experiences that are educational, fun, challenging, and life-changing at times. We’re your partners who push you to go a little higher and a little farther—purely for the joy of discovering what’s over the next ridge.
Our roots are in Estes Park and Boulder, Colorado. We were established in 1981 and since then have built a reputation on tens of thousands of days skiing, climbing, mountaineering, and teaching in our backyard—the spectacular Colorado Rockies—and across the globe in other world-class mountain ranges.
Our team is highly trained and curates internationally respected courses and trips. CMS is Colorado’s largest mountain guide company, an accredited guide service of the American Mountain Guides Association, and the country’s #1 AIARE avalanche course provider.
Whether you are a novice who has never climbed before or a seasoned alpinist looking to expand their skill set, our guides can work with you to create a custom outing in the incredible spaces that are our backyard.
From cragging in Boulder Canyon to multi-pitch classics in Eldorado Canyon, from entry-level skiing the Dragontail Couloir to summiting Longs Peak via the Kieners route, we provide unforgettable climbing experiences and enable you to progress to new levels of adventure.
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