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About / Vail Powder Guides

Share our Passion

Vail Powder Guides invites you to share our passion and excitement about the Colorado backcountry and join us for a quality mountain experience that brings skiers and riders back year after year.

Our years of guiding experience, our knowledge of our terrain, and our ongoing training ensure our guests a safe and remarkable backcountry powder experience. Nestled deep in the heart of the White River National Forest, Vail Powder Guides has over 3500 acres of terrain to explore. Vail Powder Guides’ owners, Jenna and Ben Bartosz, have a combined 41 years of providing quality guided deep powder skiing and snowboarding on Vail Pass. Ski, snowboard or telemark on Ptarmigan Pass, surrounding ridges, and the famous 10th Mountain Division training grounds. Vail Powder Guides’ terrain offers endless miles of open bowls, low angle glades,  and steeper tree runs coated with an average 350 inches of snowfall per year. At the end of a deep powder day, the natural beauty of pristine mountains is complimented by the warm ambiance and the cozy comforts of nearby ski towns and resorts.

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Family Owned and Operated

Vail Powder Guides is a small business owned and operated by Ben and Jenna Bartosz since the 2006-2007 powder season. Ben and Jenna have 25 and 16 years, respectively, of working and guiding in our terrain.
We operate in the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area under a USFS permit that is administered by the White River National Forest, Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District.

 Happy Summer!
Vail Powder Guides closed for the season in very early March, and we are very happy we made that decision. As all of our loyal clients know, we operate the safest snowcat powder skiing company in the industry. Now, with a clear surge in COVID-19 cases across the country we are trying to remain optimistic that we will be able to ski powder with our guests next season. Truly, if we don't all look out for each other by wearing masks we lose more days of skiing powder. If we are running next season before a vaccine is available, everyone will be wearing masks (and taking other social distancing measures). For now, we are not going to begin taking reservations until the 1st of September at the earliest. Until then, take care of each other, wash your hands, stay home, and wear a mask if you are out and about.
Our 2021 winter ski season depends on it!
Our very best,
Jenna and Ben and the VPG Crew