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 Winter
Thank you for visiting our website! 
We are mostly booked for the upcoming 2022-2023 powder season, with dates available in early April.
Please check back as we may post potential openings in this popup.
We ask that everyone arrive vaccinated against COVID.
If anyone scheduled to ski with us is experiencing any symptoms of sick, please stay home. We strongly recommend mask wearing to protect everyone from the flu, COVID, colds, etc. 
If you hope to ski with us this season, please email us at info@vailpowderguides.com and use the subject line to let us know dates you might like to join us and we can add you to our wait list. 
Peace, Joy, and Powder-Vail Powder Guides