PRIVATE Ski & Riding

Mount Shast Skier

Private & Group Custom Course & Trips

Private Guides, Group Climbs, Military Training, Boy Scout Groups, Fund Raising Climbs, Girl Scouts, Corporate Team Building 40 Years Experience with access to the best venues in California

You can take your very own personal SWS Mountain Private Guides with you on your customized mountaineering climb, trek, or adventure to any place in the world. We are very experienced at arranging private guides, military training, team building, group climbs, guided ascents, rock or ice climbing, ski/ snowboard tours or lessons, international expeditions or adventure travel for just you or you and a group of your family and friends! Our private guides, military training, group climbs are easily matched to your group’s needs, goals, and desires.

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We hold commercial permits in many of California’s best climbing locations Mt. Whitney to Mt. Shasta with access to several other favorite venues along the way. We also have more than 28 years experience conducting international expeditions, treks, and adventures from Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Machu Picchu, African Safari, Nepal Expeditions, Everest Treks, Morocco, Russian Adventures and More!

Customized Ski  & Snowboard Adventures

Fresh tracks are earned not given.  Get out with some of the very best guides in the country for your custom skiing adventure.  From the steep couloir skiing of Sequoia National Park and the Eastern Sierra to the Cascade volcanoes of Lassen National Park and Mt. Shasta we guide a wide range of terrain and skill levels.  From an intro to backcountry touring to complex ski mountaineering we can help create the perfect backcountry winter adventure.

SWS Mountain Guides also has extensive experience with organizing trips for all types of group organizations including: Private School Groups, Summer Camps, Adventure Medical Groups, United States National Guard, Corporate Clients, United States Marines, United States Army Reserve, United States Forest Service, California Department of Wildlife, Fund Raising Organizations, as well as Private Individuals and Groups on all levels.A.X.E. – Adaptive eXtreme Expeditions

SWS is proud of our long history of helping everyone we can to achieve their goals.  Includes assisting adaptive climbers to find their way to the top.  Adaptive climbers might consist of blind, amputee, or climbers with T.B.I. or other special considerations.  For almost a decade we have been helping climbers with these, and other challenges reach their summit.

SWS has developed its own internal adaptive training system to prepare guides to work with a climber with special needs.   Our training based on work done thru the PSIA, AASI, and other professional programs that we have been able to apply to mountain guiding.  We have spent the last three decades refining our programs for the best success possible.

If you or someone you know wants to climb and requires an adaptive guide, please call our office – 888.797.6867 – and discuss with Tim, JB or Neil to find how we can help you.

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We have three decades of experience working with military, veterans, state,  and corporate groups as well as private climbers, skiers, or hikers who wish to put together that special trip, the course of instruction, or expedition you have been dreaming about. You only need a group of three or four to schedule a course with your private guide priced at our regular prices. Private instruction and guiding with one or two requires a custom price quote. Contact Tim, David, or “JB” for a personalized quote for your group. Just give us a call at 888.797.6867 or request a quote below. 

Custom Prices
1/2 Day, Full Day, Overnight,
Extreme Day, Snowcat Operations

  • 1/2 Day & Full Day Tours
    Dates: Custom / Private Dates
    December – May 
    1/2 Day – 4 hrs / Full Day 6-8 hours
    Examples: Ski & Snowboard Instruction / Bear Valley Side-country Tours / Descents, Ski Mountaineering Instruction
    Locations: Bear Valley & Mt Shasta, California, Eastern Sierra Nevada,  Southern Oregon including Crater Lake National Park
  • Costs 1/2 Day: $525.00 fixed rate for 1 to 3 skiers or riders  with one guide, so if it’s just you, or you and 2 friends, it’s the same fixed rate.
  • Costs Full Day: $675.00 fixed rate for 1 to 3 skiers or riders  with one guide, so if it’s just you, or you and 2 friends, it’s the same fixed rate.


  • Overnight Ski & Riding
    Dates: Custom/ Private Dates
    Available: December – May/June
    Duration: 2 or More Days / Overnight
    Examples: Guided Mountain Climbs w/Ski Descent, Mt. Shasta Ski & Board Descents, Overnight Sierra Ski & Board Tours, Sierra High Route, Mt Whitney Ski Descents, Hut Tours
  • Costs:
    Private 1:1 $850.00 per day
    Private 1:2 $725.00 per person per dayPrivate Groups of 3 to 6 regular prices or Give us a call: 888.797.6867 for a larger group quote.


  • Extreme Ski or Riding Days
    Dates: Custom / Private Dates
    Extreme Days 10-18 Hrs
    Mt. Shasta One Day Ski Descents
    Mt. Whitney One Day Ski Descents
    Eastern Sierra Full-Day Ski Descents
    Crater Lake National Park Ski Tours
    Locations: Bear Valley & Mt Shasta, California, Eastern Sierra Nevada,  Southern Oregon including Crater Lake National Park
  • Costs:
    Private 1:1 $1,295.00
    Private 1:2 $1,025.00 per person
    Private 1:3 $945.00 per person
    Private Groups of 4 or more, call for a quote
  • Snowcat Operations Ski & Riding
    Custom/ Private Dates
    Available: January – April
    Duration: Day Rate
    Mt Bailey, Southern Oregon Ski & Riding
    Bear Valley Ski Resort – Side Country
    Costs: Private Groups of 1-10
    Mt Bailey, Diamond Lake Resort: $4,850.00
    Bear Valley Ski Resort: $4,850.00
    Give us a call: 888.797.6867 to schedule your Snowcat Adventure