Snow has two positive uses: it can be used to build snow-jurors when neighbors don’t show up to serve in a nonbinding apartment court, and you can go snowshoeing on it. Put snow to practical use with today’s Groupon to First Ascent Mountain School. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a half-day guided snowshoe tour through the Pikes Peak region for one (a $70 value).
- For $69, you get a half-day guided snowshoe tour through the Pikes Peak region for two (a $140 value).
- For $150, you get a half-day guided snowshoe tour through the Pikes Peak region for five (a $325 value).<p>
First Ascent Mountain School’s expert guides lead outdoor adventurers on four-hour snowshoeing jaunts through the striking mountain scenery surrounding Pikes Peak. Snow stompers outfitted with trekking poles gain hands-on knowledge on the art and function of snowshoeing while viewing the picturesque high altitudes of Pikes Peak in the distance. From more than 14,000 feet above sea level, the frosty peaks provide a stunning backdrop for the hike, and the surrounding area plays host to an array of wildlife, such as yellow-bellied marmots and bighorn sheep donning designer fleece hoodies. Trekkers can indulge in complimentary snacks and hot chocolate while feasting their eyes on the sweeping views of their surroundings. Click here for a list of what to bring on the snowshoeing expedition.
First Ascent Mountain School
John McDonough has spent his life rising to meet outdoor challenges. Years ago he began traveling the globe as a skier and rock climber, finding adventure and challenges on faraway mountains and snowy cliffs. After more than two decades on skis and 15 years scaling rocks, the AMGA Certified Single-Pitch Instructor––who once accompanied an inspiring group of blind climbers on a trip––now operates First Ascent Mountain School. The gig comes with the daily pleasure of watching beginners submit to the powerful sense of awe and accomplishment that comes with mountaineering. As First Ascent's founding director, John has assembled a small band of professional mountain guides who shared his zeal for nature and teaching. The crew touts a penchant for making the sometimes-intimidating activities of rock-terrain climbing and snowshoeing accessible to anyone who is interested.
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Colorado Springs, CO 80906