Private/custom backcountry skiing & ski mountaineering instruction and guided trips are available from Synnott Mountain Guides anytime during the winter/spring season. They are a great option if you or your group would like targeted backcountry skiing instruction or have a specific route/location in mind. We’ll work with you to spell out the details, tailor the course or trip to fit your needs, or do whatever is necessary for you (or you and your party) to meet your goals.

Additionally, if our listed online options don’t meet your needs, please email [email protected] or call (603) 733-8416 to book your backcountry skiing instruction or guided trip.

  • Choose whether this is a private (1 person) or an existing group. Prices are per person per day.
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  • Online booking is available 2 days from today (please call or email to inquire about earlier dates; we can often accommodate last minute requests). If you are booking for multiple days, this will be your starting date.
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  • We'll be in touch to work out specific details, but please briefly describe your outdoor background (relative to the course or guiding objective) and goals.
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    Online Bookings
    Online bookings are subject to guide availability and other factors such as weather and climbing conditions. After receiving your online booking, we will get back to you within 1 business day via phone or email to confirm your booking. In the event that we cannot accommodate your booking, you have the option of having your payment refunded or applied to a future booking.

    SMG accepts credit cards, PayPal, checks, and cash. Payment is due in full 7 days before a booking (or at time of booking confirmation when a course/trip is less than 7 days away). An exception is made for payment by check or these cases, payment is due in full at or before the course/trip.

    If you have to cancel your booking, please give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel 30+ days before the booking, we’ll apply the deposit/payment towards another booking at a later date or you can request a refund. If you cancel from 14-29 days before the booking, we’ll apply the deposit/payment towards another booking at a later date. If you cancel 13 days or sooner from the booking, for any reason, the deposit/payment is forfeited.

    Weather & Winter
    Winter courses/trips are rain or shine. If SMG cancels a booking due to weather, we will reschedule you for an alternate date of your choice.

Pay a 50% Deposit

Course Information

Please contact us to talk about your instruction/route goals and we’ll go over options.

Mountains, Cliffs, & Routes

  • White Mountains – New Hampshire
  • Mount Katahdin – Maine

Beginner - Advanced


One to Multiple Days


Winter & Spring


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