Apex Ex

Estes Park

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Two days of field training and online coursework instill precautions and tactics for staying safe in Colorado's winter backcountry

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Mountains are beautiful but dangerous, much like a thorny rose or a haiku composed of nuclear launch codes. Stay safe on the slopes with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $125 for a two-day avalanche-rescue-and-safety course for one (a $299 value)
  • $250 for the above course for two (a $598 value)

Conducted over one weekend at Rocky Mountain National Park and the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, the Avalanche Level 1 Experiential course reviews the essentials of staying safe in Colorado's winter backcountry. After completing eight hours of online coursework at their leisure, students undergo two days of field training in both avalanche-rescue tactics and strategies for safe snow travel. Though the course fee includes instruction and required readings, students must either provide their own equipment—such as skis, shovels, and beacons for blinding prowling yetis—or rent gear from Apex Ex for an industry-standard rate.

Apex Ex

The mountain-savvy staff at Apex Ex equip people of all skill levels with the knowledge, gear, and plans necessary to explore the wilderness all year round. Seasoned guides and instructors, many of whom are trained by organizations such as the National Outdoor Leadership School and the American Mountain Guides Association, lead classes that teach students important lessons ranging from backcountry snow basics to avalanche rescue. In summer months, the experts lead guided climbing and backpacking trips and offer whitewater tube rentals. Water and adventure sports enthusiast can then enjoy a wild ride on Clear Creek in Golden, which can be kicked up a notch by hopping out at the park and enjoying the ambiance, setting up a picnic, or playing frisbee, hacky sack, and slack line.

Customer Reviews

This company rocks!! I had some health issues & the guides were absolutely amazing. I can't wait to do another of their excursions & won't use anyone else!! Thanks Garrett & Ryan for the best day.
Samantha R. · April 11, 2017
The guides were the second best part of this tour, next to the great scenery. They were knowledgeable and made sure to give ample time for breaks, when needed.
Alexa N. · March 29, 2017
Had a great time snowshoeing. It was my first time and I didn't know what to expect. Really enjoyed getting a phone call a couple days before the outing and the guides were great.
Maeve L. · March 15, 2017
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    Estes Park

    1000 US 36

    Estes Park, Colorado 80517

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