OUR PHILOSOPHY

ASCEND • EXPLORE • DISCOVER 

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES IN THE MOUNTAINS  REJUVENATES BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT (THE ASPEN IDEA)

Aspen Expeditions Worldwide is a mountain guide service, backcountry center and custom adventure travel service based in the heart of the magnificent Rocky Mountains in Aspen, Colorado. AEW has been guiding and teaching rock, ice, ski & alpine mountaineering skills since 1977 under a USFS* permit. In addition, AEW leads adventures to international destinations such as the Himalaya (Nepal, Bhutan) Tanzania (Kilimanjaro), South America and the European Alps. Founded by IFMGA Guide Dick Jackson, Aspen Expeditions takes pride in the service and products it delivers. Our high reputation from past and current guests and our commitment to our highly qualified staff of mountain guides' (American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)* trained and/or certified) are Aspen Expeditions Worldwide's credentials. 

So come join us for a memorable mountain experience! 

AEW is also the only slope side Dynafit Test Center and operates a Backcountry Shop. Now you can shop online as well as at our location at Aspen Highlands Village for backcountry equipment. Come visit and demo the latest Dynafit backcountry ski equipment and outdoor clothing. AEW is also a Mammut Airbag refill center and rental center.


International Federation of Mountain Guides
 
American Mountain Guides Association
 
US Forest Service

Travel Guard - Travel Insurance


Marmot 
Dynafit

backcountry access 
Backcountry Access

 
Salomon

News

Next Local's Backcountry Tour: Friday, Feb. 5th

February 03, 2016

Thank you Ullr!!! Over 3 feet in 3 days has people left with perma-grins hours after they have left the mountain. Local's are claiming that this storm was "all-time," and "top, deep powder days since '07/'08." Now that the storm has come and gone, there lies some sunny, cold days ahead. This will keep the quality of the snow high and the skiing great.  This Friday, February 5th is our next Local's Backcountry Tour. Take advantage of this opportunity to ski some unique local terrain and ski some deep, cold smoke. Individuals will take away a lot from this tour, allowing participants to understand how to travel and make terrain choices wisely during times of major loading. With 'high' and 'considerable' ratings forecasted from... Continue Reading →

Local's Backcountry Tour this Weekend for $175 pp

January 19, 2016

Join Aspen Expeditions' Local's Backcountry Ski Tour this Friday & Saturday, January 22nd & 23rd, 8:30 am. Meet at Aspen Highlands.  Only $175 per person, minimum of 3 people, max guide ratio of 4:1. You must preregister either online, stop by our shop or call us at 970-925-7625 (SPACE IS LIMITED TO 4). Demo the latest alpine touring ski gear from Dynafit, Salomon, G3 & more (discounts available for participants of the tour).  Continue Reading →

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