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

Rock this Summer in Aspen/Snowmass!

May 25, 2016

Get outside and enjoy the mountains! Plan your day or multi-day trips now. Go for a fun day of rock climbing up on Independence Pass.  Get in an alpine climb up Pyramid Peak, the Maroon Bells or Capitol Peak and more. Wander amid wildflowers in the high alpine wilderness on a mountain hike, overnight camping trip, or a trek to Crested Butte.  Got a group or party? Consider an adventure ropes course Terrain Challenge including fun elements such as a zipline across a gorge, a climb out of an ice cave, a slack line across a river and more. (Customized for your group.)  With snow still high on the peaks come on snow climbs and/or ski off of Independence Pass. The staff and professional AMGA Mountain Guides at Aspen Expeditions excel at providing... Continue Reading →

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 →

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