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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.

Heads Up!
COVID19 update: we are very hesitant to play any role in spreading the illness. It is impossible for any passenger cabin to allow for social distancing, ours included. We will remain closed until further notice.
Vail Powder Guides has not run a trip since Monday March 2nd, primarily due to a lack of fresh snow and an abundance of sun. Now March, in order for us to return to skiing requires more than 8 inches of fresh snow with cold temps and continuing snow in the forecast. 
So, when significant snowfall does return, VPG will carefully assess the current status of the virus and will err on the side of caution when determining whether we run the trip or not. It is VERY likely that we will be shutting down operations for the rest of the season.
We will keep this bulletin updated.
Our very best,
Jenna and Ben and the VPG Crew