Snowboard & Ski Tours in Europe

For More Information on Ski and Splitboard Week in Chamonix, Click on the Tabs Below

Ski And Ride The Alps

Our Ski tours in Europe allow you to immerse yourself in unparalleled scenic beauty. Get ready to be thrilled by the exhilarating skiing on these unforgettable ski trips. You’ll also be captivated by the allure of historic mountain villages, the warmth of the local people, and the culinary delights that await.

During our European ski tours, expert guides handle all the details of your trip, ensuring a seamless and worry-free adventure. Join us and indulge in exhilarating skiing and riding and dive into the rich tapestry of culture, history, and cuisine that this ancient region has to offer. Create cherished memories that will last a lifetime against the backdrop of these timeless destinations.

Ski and Splitboard Week in Chamonix

Chamonix, France, offers advanced skiers and riders an unmatched experience with its challenging terrain, stunning alpine views, and vibrant aprés-ski culture against the backdrop of Mont Blanc and the European Alps

From your first tram ride to the top of the Augille du Midi until you depart, you will be in awe of the mountains around you. It is home to “the most beautiful ski descent in the world” and steep skiing/riding at it’s finest.

The Aiguille du Midi cable car will bring us from the town of Chamonix at 3,396′ to 12,605′ in about 30 minutes. During the winter months the arete to access the upper mountain glaciers is lined with ropes to ease our initial descent. Ski tours exiting the Vallee Blanche end at the Montenvers train that brings us back to Chamonix, or in good snow years we will ride all the way to town. That’s almost 10k’ of skiing and riding!


  • Prior Day 1 – Arrive in Geneva, transfer to Chamonix – Meet for dinner to touch base, talk about the weather, conditions, and our tour plans for the week
  • Day 1 – Use the Aiguille du Midi – to access the Vallee Blanche or similar as a warm up objective
  • Day 2 – Single day ski objective – appropriate for the group and conditions
  • Day 3/4 – Overnight in a mountain hut – with ski objectives each day
  • Day 5 – Single day ski objective – appropriate for the group and conditions

Possible Descents

  • Grand Envers
  • Petit Envers
  • Col du Chardonnay
  • Col d’Argentiere
  • Aiguille d’ Argentiere
  • Couloir des Cosmiques
  • Breche Puiseux
  • Aiguille du Tacul
  • Many more…

Trip Includes

  • Hotels
  • Transfer from Geneva to Chamonix
  • Mountain hut fees (including breakfast or dinner where applicable)
  • Group safety gear including any ropes, crevasse rescue and protection
  • IFMGA mountain guide for 5 days of skiing/riding

Not Included

  • Travel/trip insurance
  • Alcohol or extra food/beverage in huts
  • Food/beverage in town
  • Air travel
  • Rescue insurance
  • Guide gratuity
  • Dates – April 1-5, 2024
  • Per Person – $3,950
  • Private trips available upon request. Cost varies.

Check availability and   Book online now!

Urner Traverse, Switzerland

Known as the “skiers traverse” this route is known for it’s incredible terrain!

The Urner traverse is sometimes called the “Skiers Haute Route,” and if you know us then you know we like to ski and ride. The route covers 40 miles through the lesser traveled Urner Alps. These mountains are known for higher snow totals than other part of the European Alps.

We will do the traverse over 5 days starting in Andermatt staying in 4 alpine huts before ending our journey in Engelberg.


  • Day 1 – Realp to Albert Heim hut – A short train ride from Andermatt brings us to the village of Realp where we will walk to the trailhead and start our traverse. Day 1 is modest and typically allows us to lighten our packs at the hut before riding off of Chli Bielenhorn (9646’) or Obere Bielenlucke (10656’). Stats – 3.2mi 3419’
  • Day 2 – Albert Heim hut to Chelenalp hut – Leaving early from the hut we will descend to reach the start of the Lochberg skin. From the summit a variety of decent options exist for 4200’ descent to the Goscheneralp dam. From here we will skin up the valley to the Chelenalp hut for dinner and some rest. Stats – 7.5mi 4875’
  • Day 3 – Chelenalp hut to Steingetscher hotel – Today we skin uphill directly from the hut aiming for the Sustenlimi at 10098’. From here it is possible to descend but with the right conditions we will opt to summit the Sustenhorn (11489’) and descend 5250’ to the hotel Steingetscher. Stats – 7.2mi 3780’
  • Day 4 – Steingestscher hotel to Sustli hut – Usually the most complex day of the tour. Today we climb Ober Valley and eventually pass beneath the Fünf ngerstock, pass through the Obertal Pass and descend the Chli Sustli glacier before climbing to the Sustli Hut. Stats – 3.6mi 4698’
  • Day 5 – Sustli hut to Engelberg – Truly a highlight of the traverse despite our time in the mountain coming to a close. We leave the hut and traverse up to the Stössensattel and then wrap around a glacier to the ridge on Grassen before the long and wild descent into the  final valley that leads to Engelberg. Mostly north facing, the final leg of our tour drops us over 6000+’ into Engelberg. Stats – 5.75mi 6026’

Trip Includes

  • Hut fees including dinner and breakfast
  • Hotel in Andermatt and Engelberg
  • Secure baggage transfer from Andermatt to Engelberg
  • IFMGA Mountain Guide fees and expenses
  • Lift tickets (if used)

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Europe
  • Transportation to/from Andermatt and Engelberg
  • In town meals
  • Hut lunches and drinks
  • Rescue insurance
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Guide gratuity

  • Dates – April 8-12, 2024
  • Per Person – $3,650
  • Private trips available upon request. Cost varies.

Check availability and   Book online now!

The Fine Print

  • This is a group trip, cost assumes a minimum ratio of 2:1 guest:guide.
  • Maximum ratio 4:1
  • Minimum of 2 guests required to run this trip
  • 25% non-refundable due at time of booking. Total balance due 90 days prior to trip start date. No refunds inside of 90 days.

European Ski Tours Photo Gallery


Guided Backcountry Ski Tours FAQ

What is Backcountry Skiing?

Backcountry skiing is any type of skiing on unmarked, unpatrolled areas. In contrast to ski resorts that usually have people on marked trails that are groomed and filled with people, backcountry skiing takes place on all-natural terrain. This is a great opportunity for you to experience fresh powder, to see what the backcountry areas look like untouched by humans, and you could even see some wildlife!

How Fit Do I Need To Be for Skiing Tours?

You need to be in moderate shape to go backcountry skiing. The good news is that our trips vary widely in terms of difficulty. If you want to participate in our advanced backcountry ski adventure, you will definitely need to be in great shape for an advanced skiing experience. On the other hand, we also have trips for beginners!

Do We Learn About Avalanche Safety and Beacon Use?

Absolutely! We place safety at the top of our priority list. Backcountry skiing is going to expose you to the very best powder that these canyons have to offer. Avalanches are at the very top of our safety concerns and we will teach you how to deal with them safely, including avoiding avalanches. Before the tour starts, we are going to make sure that we do everything we can to keep you safe. We will assess the weather conditions, provide you with a lesson, and guide you throughout the backcountry in a safe, enjoyable manner.

I’m New To Backcountry Skiing – Is That Ok?

Absolutely! This is a great way to get introduced to backcountry skiing. If you are new to backcountry skiing, we will work with you to make sure that you have a great time!

Where to Backcountry Ski in Utah?

If you are looking for a place to ski in the backcountry of Utah, consider letting our guides take you on a ski tour of the Wasatch mountains. We provide a wide variety of trips that are designed for people of all skill levels. We provide introductory tours in the Cottonwood Canyons, intermediate tours in Days Fork, Silver Fork, Cardiac, and White Pine, and even advanced tours that focus on covering a wide variety of terrain. If you are looking for a backcountry ski tour, give us a call today!
We can’t wait to meet you and help you plan your next backcountry skiing adventure!

Online Reviews - 5 Stars

Why Choose RRA? - 20 years of doing it right! Since 2003, when rafting operations began, we have gone on to expand our operations into rock and ice climbing, canyoneering, guided ski touring, travel trips and outdoor education. We have hosted over 85,000 guests and spent over 110,000 days in the field! We are so proud that this has garnered 5-star rankings across all online review sites. Land or water our clients rave about the quality of our guides, the depth of their knowledge, their ability to teach and most importantly, how incredibly fun each is. We believe our past guest's comments make the decision easy!
Back to top

Your Safety is our number #1 concern

Since we started this journey in 2003 we have safely hosted 85,000+ kids and adults and spent over 100,000 days rafting, climbing, canyoneering and skiing in Utah and around the world. RRA guides are at a minimum state licensed, insured and hold first aid and CPR certifications. Many of our river guides hold additional certifications in swift water rescue and whitewater instruction. Many, though not all, of our rock, ski and canyoneering guides are AMGA certified for the terrain they guide.
Back to top

Quality Equipment

When running trips quality equipment is paramount. We are proud to be a 'Preferred Guide Partner" of Black Diamond. RRA replaces its equipment on a regular basis. This ensures all the gear required to keep you safe and having fun is in top-notch shape.
Back to top


RRA has earned the reputation of a professionally ran, top quality guide service. We are a tight knit family run business. Once you adventure with RRA we guarantee you'll be back for more.
Back to top

Do I need a reservation

YES! To guarantee space on the trip of your choice, we recommend reservations, especially mid-summer and on holidays and weekends. In order to provide the type of trip the we have become known for we do limit the number of people on our trips and we do fill up. Make a reservation as soon as you have a good idea of when you want to ski or climb with us and you'll avoid disappointment. Feel free to call us about reservations at any time @ 1-877-259-4046 or email.
Back to top

About Age Limitations

Age limits are set for each of our trips to be within industry standards and in accordance with our insurance carrier. In some cases the published age is a guideline and people younger may participate. For trips with youth rate pricing we use the following guidelines. Youth Rate = 15 years and younger!
Adults = 16 years and up!
Some trips are priced on a per person basis regardless of age.
Back to top

Which Trip to Choose

We are thrilled to have the ability to offer such a wide variety or trips. We also realize that this can create confusion. We are a fantastic resource and look forward to helping you choose the trip that is perfect for you and your group. Please feel free to call or email with any questions you might have, we love to help. Often after a brief conversation with one of our staff the the answers become clear.
Back to top

What to Bring

Red River Adventures tries to make your trip with us as easy as possible! We will clearly outline what we will provide and let you know what you need to bring. Generally all necessary group equipment for you to take part in our trips is included. Please NOTE! Skis, ski boots, poles, ice climbing boots and personal clothing are NOT included in the cost of trips. Rentals are available and RRA will assist you in reserving any gear you might need. We will provide trip specific lists to assist you in bringing the right things.
Back to top

What Risks Are Involved

Red River Adventures has an unblemished safety record. We personally screen and train our employees vigorously each year. Our climbing, skiing and canyoneering guides are highly trained and many, though not all, are AMGA trained or certified for the terrian they guide. Our trips take place in rugged, remote "wilderness" settings. You should be in good general health to participate.
Back to top

Charter and Group Rates

Red River Adventures offers a group rate discount of 10% to groups of 10 or more. Additional rates reductions are available for school, club, church, or special-interest groups on some trips. We are happy to, when ever possible, customized trip lengths and itineraries. Please contact us for help in arranging your charter trip or for group rate information.
Back to top

What To Pack

Red River Adventures will provide:

  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Pack

For technical outings ice ax and crampons will also be provided.
Full AT set ups are available to rent through our partnership with Black Diamond.
RRA will help co-ordinate rental in advance.

Ski Touring (recommended)

  • Shell – Jacket/pants (soft shell or gortex little to no insulation)
  • Insulating layer – Down or synthetic puffy coat
  • Mid Layer – Synthetic or wool zip shirt
  • Base layers: Synthetic, wool or silk bottom, underwear and top
  • 2 pairs of gloves
  • Hat, beanie
  • Buff
  • Wool or synthetic ski socks
  • Helmet & Googles
  • Ball cap & Sunglasses
  • Bottle/thermos for hot tea
  • Sunscreen
  • Handwarmers/Toe warmers


We are always available to answer any questions you may have. A complete packing list will be emailed prior to your trip.


Option #1 - Most of our Adventures can be booked by clicking the "Book Now" button for the trip you want.

Option #2 - For those trips that do not open a calendar Call 1-435-259-4046
or Email us through our Contact Page

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended! Many dates sell out far in advance!
A refundable payment is due to guarantee reservation.

Book Now!

Accepted Credit Cards


Full & Half Day Trips

  • 50% deposit due at time of reservation.
  • Balance is due and will be charged 7 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellation/changes made 7 days prior to departure are FREE!
  • Cancellation, partial or in full, within 7 days of departure will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Full & Half day - Large Group (14 or more)

  • 50% deposit due at time of reservation.
  • Balance is due and will be charged 14 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellation/changes made 14 days prior to departure are FREE!
  • Cancellation, partial or in full, within 14 days of departure will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Clinics, Courses, and Exams

  • 50% deposit due at time of reservation.
  • Balance is due and will be charged 30 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellation/changes made 30 days prior to departure are FREE!
  • Cancellation, partial or in full, within 30 days of departure will not be refunded or rescheduled.

International trips

  • A refundable deposit of 10% is required to hold space.
  • 120 days - 50% is due and will be charge to the card on file.
  • 60 days - 100% is due and will be charged to the card on file.
  • Cancellation 60 days prior to departure are FREE. A full refund will be given.
  • Cancellation, partial or in full, within 60 days of departure will not be refunded or rescheduled.


  • A non- refundable deposit of 25% is required to hold space.
  • 90 days - Balance is due and will be charged to the card on file.
  • Cancellation, partial or in full, within 90 days of departure will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Please Note: RRA recommends you insure your trip!

We HIGHLY recommend purchasing trip insurance. Please use Tin Leg or similar to insure your trip, course or clinic if you are not protected by your airline, credit card, or another third party.

Purchasing travel insurance no matter the size or length of your trip will protect against loss in the event of an unforeseen, or last-minute, change in circumstances.

Cancellations or changes for ANY reason, including Covid-19, inside our established cut-offs will not be refunded or rescheduled. Please consider protecting yourself by insuring your purchase!


RRA reserves the right to cancel any trip due to weather, insufficient bookings or any other circumstances beyond our control at anytime. RRA will make every effort to reschedule the date. Bookings that are unable to be rescheduled or are cancelled by RRA will receive a full refund.


Weather is part of the dynamic environment in which we operate. We may experience conditions that you do not consider ideal. If we determine that conditions are suitable for the activity you have booked and you instead wish to cancel/discontinue the trip, we will, whenever practical, end the trip at your request with no refund. If conditions are such that RRA deems it unwise to continue, we reserve the right to alter the itinerary, which may include, but may not be limited to, shortening of route or length of trip. We may also change venue or cancel the remainder of your trip. If, at time of cancellation, the trip is less than 1/2 complete, we will charge 50% of trip fee. If the trip is between 1/2 and completed, a full trip fee is charged.


Full and 1/2 Day Raft Trips: Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips. No refund will be given to those drinking alcohol or using drugs prior to a scheduled trip. Climbing/Canyoneering trips. Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips.

River Rafting Reviews and Red River Adventure Testimonials!

Caitlin Mollahan
April 22, 2023

Amazing trip and guide! Would do it again

Michelle Harrison
April 20, 2023

We had a blast canyoneering the Bow and Arrow Canyon with Dan! He is a great well experienced guide. He is also super fun and patient. It was our first time canyoneering and we all loved it! We would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

Jen Hocherman
April 18, 2023

This half day rafting trip was fantastic! We would absolutely recommend it! Our guide Dan was knowledgeable and had lots of interesting information to share along the way. We rafted through four sets of rapids, got soaked, and had fun!

Makayla Taylor
April 17, 2023

Every part of this was amazing!! Dan was our tour guide and he was incredible! 100% recommend.

Joyann McChesney
April 17, 2023

Great day, fantastic guides! Highly recommend.

Alison Browning
April 12, 2023

We did Bow & Arrow route 2 adults, 2 middle schoolers. Kenzie was fantastic, especially with helping one child face fears on the big rappel. This is a great activity for adventurous families

Adam Smith
April 10, 2023

We had an awesome experience! I took my 4 kids ages 9-16 on the Morning Glory canyoneering trip. Our guide Kenzie was awesome! The 2 rappelling spots of 90 & 120 ft in Grandstaff were amazing and the most memorable time for my kids in Moab. Thank you!

Lisa reese
April 10, 2023

Carl was very easy to work with in planning your trip. All guides were fun, knowledgeable, and confident in their skills. I would recommend the Bow and Arrow as it has the most repels. The hike up and in was very scenic.

Brandon Swenson
April 7, 2023

Honestly the best river rafting company group in Moab. They are local experts, the guide we had really gave us a good time out there. Next time we're in Moab we're comin back!

April 3, 2023

Canyoneering was incredible! Our guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable about rappelling and the terrain. He made our group feel very safe the whole way. Highly recommended if you’re looking for an adventure!

William Kellagher
April 2, 2023

I did the Rock of Ages Canyoneering trip today & it was AWESOME!! Brian was an amazing guide and the group I was with was great. The best day I had on my Moab trip! If you're afraid of heights like me, don't let that stop you from booking a trip. It was incredible day

Brett Woodward
March 15, 2023

I took AIARE lvl 1 with Garth and Jeremy and I learned a ton and had a great time in the process, couldn’t ask for more!

Jake Scheuerlein
March 15, 2023

Garth and Jeremy were fantastic instructors and I plan on taking my Level 2 first thing next season thru RRA.

Antoine Rioux
March 7, 2023

Amazing experience! Our guide John understood very well our expectations for the day and chose safe options to have a lot of fun despite the considerable risk for avalanches (> 60 inches of snow in the last days).

Nathan Dorfman
February 28, 2023

I could not be more satisfied with my AIARE 1 class with Red River Adventures and awesome instructors Jake and Garth. Engaging, educational and a ton of fun.

Rebecca Raich
February 27, 2023

Great AIARE 1 class - instructors knew their stuff and were patient & professional. Class was pretty intensive, but I now feel like I can more safely adventure in the backcountry.

February 27, 2023

Highly recommend. Friend and I hired a guide for our first time ice climbing. Bryan was super knowledgeable and helped everyone grow and have a great time.

Zoe Huish
February 27, 2023

Had my Avy 1 Course this weekend led by Garth Tino and Jake Scheinman. They were both fantastic instructors and people. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Nathan Hernday
February 20, 2023

Had an awesome time doing some ice climbing, guided by Jake. I was hoping to do as much learning as possible on gear and techniques, and he was fun and full of all the info that I was looking for. Jake and Red River Adventures are both highly recommended.

Lisa Ryan
February 17, 2023

We just got done with our tour with Jake. It was amazing! He was very educational and also very helpful for our first time out! I would highly recommend Red River Adventures for any touring trip.

Christine Patterson
February 14, 2023

Awesome experience with John in the backcountry. Perfect mix of fun runs and learning experiences. Definitely a day I won’t forget !

Ben Romney
February 6, 2023

Did a one week guided ski trip in Hokkaido with Carl and local guide Mako. It was, without hyperbole, the best damn trip of my life. Skiing was phenomenal, followed by an amazingly relaxing, refreshing, and energizing onsen visit, then wonderful drinks/dinner, at a different spot every night for a great variety of Japanese cuisine. I honestly could t have asked for more.

Steven Obrzut
February 4, 2023

Great, friendly, and knowledgeable

Ema Waring
January 30, 2023

Brian J was a great guide for the beginner, full-day ice climbing tour in UT! Coming in with no prior experience, my party felt safe the whole time. It was a great workout and experience.

Kyle W.
January 30, 2023

Brian was an amazing guide for our ice climbing excursion and Red River made the whole experience super seamless and easy. 10/10 would book again.

January 29, 2023

The pow was legendary. The laughs were all time. One of the best trips of my life. Carl and co have it dialed.

Austin McMullen
January 25, 2023

Amazing experience with Jake in my Level 1 course!

Scott Conway
January 17, 2023

John and Adam lead us through the 3 day Avi 1 experience. It was very informative, well-managed and adaptive for the different skill levels of the class and accounting for the weather changes. I can not wait to take the next course with them.

Sarah Clark
January 15, 2023

Great day in the mountains with a great guide

Andrew Grimes
January 14, 2023

Really knowledge and professional guides. We had a super informative, well organized Avy1 class that was also a fun time. Thanks John and Adam!

Mark Holbrook
January 10, 2023

Wonderful trip with them skiing in BC with Northern Escapes Heli skiing!

A Google User
January 10, 2023

Red River put on a great Avy AIARE 1 course. Great knowledgeable guides giving practical skills that can be used everyday we are planning to go into the backcountry.

Mark Sghiatti
January 9, 2023

Instructors were great. Super friendly and accommodating.

Andrew Upton
December 30, 2022

Knowledgeable folks that are precise and efficient. Added a lot of fun to an avy 1 course while highlighting the dangers of the activity

Awesome experience. Carl was great at picking terrain to match ability and gave helpful tips /instruction

Brian Cain
December 24, 2022

We took an avalanche rescue class in the Wasatch with Red River. Our guide, Jake, was awesome! Small group, great/welcoming educational environment, fun all around. Update: came back for AIARE 2 and I'd give another 5 stars if I could. Another small group size. Chris & Sam were gurus. Both Red River classes were like an AMA with the snow oracle.

Ada S
December 21, 2022

Derek was a great guide, would highly recommend.

Luke Counterman
December 21, 2022

Took the AIRIE-1 course through Red River Adventures. Our guides John, Jake, and Garth were fantastic. The layout of the three days worked very well. There was an emphasis on participation especially in mapping and pre-trip planning. Group size was small on field days, 5-6 people per instructor, which enhanced learning. Overall exceeded my expectations for the course and had a blast skiing in the Wasatch backcountry to boot.

Max Valverde
December 15, 2022

Had an incredible avalanche one course. John, Jake, and Garth are true professionals and total legends in the backcountry. I’d learn from these guys, or go on a tour with them as guides any day of the week! Thanks again gents.

Shawn Gordon
December 10, 2022

Great Avalanche Rescue course. A good refresher for the season. Highly recommend John as a guide! His help and advice doesn't end when the class is over.

Jason L
December 10, 2022

John taught our avalanche rescue course and was fantastic. I am so much better prepared to respond in an emergency.

Ashley Bovee
December 8, 2022

Red River Adventure is the place to go for an Avy course! The guides are extremely educated, fun, and it is clear they love what they do. They were able to answer all my questions and beyond. John and Jake did a great job with the course, leaving me with more confidence, but respect, in the backcountry than ever before.

November 30, 2022

Kaya, Mary, and Spencer were the best guides one could ask for in every way

Ellie Jacques
November 30, 2022

Had an epic time with Kaya, Spencer, and Mary at crack camp. HIGHLY recommend crack camp for other climbers who have been on a couple cracks but lack formal instruction in crack climbing. Staff was professional and RRA/Carl was super helpful and communicative.

Anna Schapiro
October 23, 2022

We had a relaxing ride down the river in Moab with a guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the surroundings. Sadly Labor Day was the last day of the season for rafting. Keep that in mind!

Bruce Whittemore
October 12, 2022

Ben was an awesome guide. He was great to hang with. Was safety conscious, and was extremely helpful. We would definitely enjoy climbing with him again

David Zane
September 25, 2022

Unbelievably professional and skilled - amazing time

Keilah Butler
September 7, 2022

Great guides, great experience! Thanks!

Savannah Houle
September 6, 2022

It Was Absolutely Amazing, Had Such A Wonderful Time ! Loved Being Able To Swim And Enjoy The Views

Joe Carissimi
September 5, 2022

Great full day tour!! Sarah was an awesome guide. Good time had by all. Highly recommend it.