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Sierra Mountain Guides is dedicated to connecting people to the mountains.

We provide high-quality mountain experiences in the Sierra Nevada and premier mountain destinations worldwide, in a friendly, competent, professional, service-oriented, environmentally responsible, and culturally sensitive style. We specialize in ski mountaineering, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine mountaineering, avalanche education, all forms of backpacking, and mountain running.

“Thank you for visiting our website!
We look forward to providing you with a mountain experience of a lifetime.”

Howie Schwartz and Neil Satterfield
SMG Owners & Directors
IFMGA/AMGA Ski and Mountain Guides

Featured Programs

  • This is the backcountry.

    Mammoth Area Backcountry Skiing

  • Whitney B 7

    Mount Whitney – Winter!

    $1,060 Details
  • Negatives

    June Mountain Backcountry Skiing

  • Steep skinning on Tioga East Peak

    High Sierra Peak Descents – North

    $595 Details
  • Ferrata Tridentina

    Italian Dolomites – Via Ferrata Hut to Hut

    $3,670$4,270 Details
  • P1050034

    Sabre Ridge Climbing Camp – Sequoia National Park

    $4,690 Details
  • Great American ski guide Bela Vadasz exits his snow shelter.

    Snow Camping and Winter Skills Course

    $520 Details
  • AK 12-2178 Nina's Valley

    Alaska Ski Mountaineering Week in Valdez

New Programs
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    5 out of 5

    Girls DO Climb!

    $450 Details
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    Rock Creek to Mammoth Ski Mountaineering

  • Skinning up toward Peak 13, 121

    Bishop Skyline Traverse

    $2,940 Details
  • Loving the terrain in Deadman Creek

    Mammoth to June Traverse

    $595 Details
  • This is the backcountry.

    Mammoth Area Backcountry Skiing

  • Looking down 7000' of skiing on Mount Tom, Bishop skyline

    High Sierra Peak Descents – South

    $595 Details
  • 0018

    Sawtooths Ski Traverse

    $1,100 Details
  • Ascent to Iceberg Lake

    Ritter Range High Tour

    $1,285 Details