Women’s Climbing & Backcountry Skiing Programs

Chicks Climbing & Skiing welcomes and empowers women through an educational progression of technical skills in climbing and backcountry skiing experiences.

Since 1999, Chicks has offered women-only instruction to help women become CONFIDENT and SELF-SUFFICIENT climbers and skiers and provide the opportunity for women to connect to strengthen the community of outdoor women.

Chicks proudly stand out from other guide services and women’s outdoor groups with the COUNTRY’S MOST HIGHLY TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS, many of whom are influential luminaries in the world of climbing and skiing.

Our programs cover the basics but also go much deeper. A LIFELONG LEARNING APPROACH TO ADVENTURE is powerful. Chicks support women to emerge as leaders in climbing and skiing as well as in their communities at large.

CHICKS WANTED for an adventurous journey.
No wages, bitter cold and hot sun, long hours learning to climb and ski with other adventurous women under the strict tutelage of the most experienced and highly credentialed female guides in the U.S.


“I am in awe of your technical expertise and knowledge and your ability to impart those skills during your clinics. I have continually been challenged by each and every one of you and have pushed myself to limits I never knew I was capable of. I have learned so much from you all, not just about climbing, but about myself, and all the while having fun doing it.”

Diane- Ouray, CO 

“What I enjoyed most about the clinic was the entire group was very welcoming, learning technical skills and climbing with guides that were very supportive and had a great attitude.” 

Nancy- Lima, OH

Update COVID-19 Cancellation Policy:

All programs scheduled before April 30, 2020, are canceled. We continue to monitor federal, state and local agencies and if we need to cancel future courses, we’ll notify registrants as soon as possible. Anyone registered for a canceled course will receive:

  • A full refund (please allow 10-14 days for processing)
  • Or transfer to a future course
  • Or full credit towards a future course.

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