Click on Thumbnails to View Full Gallery Skiing in the Wrangells, Alaska with Ultima Thule. photo: Reudi Homberger

Custom Private Ski

Custom guided skiing is all about going where you want, when you want, and with who you want. 

Here is how it works:

Step 1:  Fill out the questionnaire below and hit Submit.
Step 2:  We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm the itinerary and guide availability on requested dates, and we will present you with a custom proposal and price quote.
Step 3:  Once you have received a final proposal and are ready to submit the deposit to reserve your program, follow instructions we send you to complete your reservation online, where you will be prompted to enter your deposit amount and pay through our secure online checkout process.

Join SMG for a ski trip of a lifetime!

 

  • Description

    Want to ski some steep off-piste in Verbier, La Grave, or Cortina? Want to ski Bloody Mountain or a day of powder skiing in the greater Mammoth area during your ski vacation? Maybe you want to do one of our classic hut trips like the Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route or the Ortler Circuit with your own private group? How about a visit to a remote Alaskan lodge with a group of your closest ski friends? Or a Canadian heli-in hut-based skiing adventure? Or a Sierra spring ski mountaineering crest tour? The incredible ski options are limitless! Custom guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding is all about going where you want, when you want, and with who you want. 

    Eastern Sierra Custom Pricing

    The Eastern Sierra is our backyard. We live and work here year round, and there is no place we would rather be! Custom prices are per person per day, based upon the length of the day and the guest:guide ratio. The chart below makes it easy to estimate the base price of any custom program we might offer in the Sierra. This is the price for the guiding and all associated group gear, permit fees, and all other administrative costs. Base prices do not include: any of your travel or lodging costs, porters, packers, rental equipment, or other additional items. We will customize any program to your specifications and we are happy to give you a price quote that is inclusive of any additional services. We arrange this at no extra charge to you and we often have access to special deals not offered to the public, that we extend to you.

    Half Day: 4 hours
    Full Day: 4-10 hours
    Big Day: 10 or more hours, requires pre-screening by our staff
    Multiday: any day with a night out for the guide on either end

    SMG Custom Sierra Price Chart for climbing and skiing
    SMG Price Chart for all Custom Ski, Rock, Alpine, & Ice programs

     

    Outside of the Eastern Sierra

    Custom prices outside of our home area are calculated the same way as our local prices and the guiding is based on the same rates. We add associated costs of: transportation and logistical elements, lifts, helicopters, snow cats, boats, small planes, porters/packers/jeeps, lodging and transportation, and any additional features or services as needed and desired. Some programs require that we go through a partner operator and we may then be subject to their fee structure and their policies. Full travel day or trip prep for the guide(s) is generally charged at $150 per guide/day and the guide is given a $50/day food stipend when away from home.

    Costs of international programs can be difficult to estimate, but this is the general method we use. We love to travel and guide, and planning custom guided trips within a budget is our specialty. Over the years we have become very good at it. We are certain you will not find an adventure travel agency, outfitter, or guide service that can do a better job putting together a custom guided trip-of-a-lifetime. at such a low price to value ratio, for the types of experiences we offer.