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

Thank You For A Stellar 2015/2016 Season!

April 24, 2016

Ahh, what a season it has been... I will admit I've made the "best day ever" statement a few times this year. Each day would come and trump the one before. With our zone averaging a relatively stable snowpack, the backcountry scene was going off. We got to big zones and big lines all season long - and in excellent condition (for the most part). The overall vibe around town seemed to hold at a high level of stoke.  Here at Aspen Expeditions, we were reaping the benefits of Mother Nature's blessing. We had a very busy ski guiding season, with lots of new clients and our wonderful returns. Some memorable hut trips went down. Two of my favorites included our... Continue Reading →

You're invited - 5 pm, March 9, Highlands - Group Dynamics in the Backcountry

March 07, 2016

Come to Aspen Expeditions' Backcountry Snowpack Roundtable Discussion this Wednesday, March 9, 5 pm at the Aspen Highlands' Taqueria .  Featured guests include Aspen Expeditions' Guides &  Staff and local journalist, ski aficionado Tim Mutrie to discuss the differences and similarities between the interpersonal dynamics of a 'guided group'' vs. a 'peer group' going out on a backcountry ski tour.  Schedule a custom date for a local's backcountry ski tour for you and your group (4 people max guide ratio). Enjoy a great tour in the backcountry along with the local knowledge about the status of the backcountry snowpack! Just contact us!   Coming up: March 18-20, 2016: AIARE LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE COURSE ... The AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course provides a complete introduction to the avalanche phenomenon, avalanche terrain, decision making, and rescue.... Continue Reading →

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