Pikes Peak Alpine School is a mountain school and guide service based in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. The school has been teaching and offering guidance to mountaineers, climbers, and snow riders since 1989. We hold the only year-round permit to guide rock, snow, and ice on Pikes Peak.
Pikes Peak Alpine School loves rock, snow, and ice. Having the ability to adjust to the current conditions of the terrain allows us to teach, guide, and play year round. Some of the school’s favorite ways to experience the unwavering beauty of the Springs is to climb the technical routes and hike to the summit of our backyard 14er, Pikes Peak. The offer single or multi-pitch climbing on rock in the warmer months and ice climbing in the winter months. Guests can take one of our multi-day mountaineering courses preparing them for climbs on glaciated terrain around the world. Avalanche education is among the core programs at Pikes Peak Alpine School. For a skier/snowboarder looking to get away from the resorts and step out into the backcountry for the first time or a hiker working on the 14ers and looking to include a few winter ascents, avalanche training is a must.
The mission at Pikes Peak Alpine School is to provide guidance and education for climbers, mountaineers, skiers, and splitboarders. The school’s passion is extended to all ages and all levels of experience for the enjoyment and safety of the outdoor community.