Dawn Glanc ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, Colorado.

Empowering Women

through Mountain Sports

Copyright Michael Clark Photography

Since 1999



Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

Photo: Angela Hawse

Red Rock Slider

Photo: Angela Hawse

Women's Rock Climbing




Women's Ice Climbing


Learn to Climb

from AMGA Certified Guides

Photo: Karsten Delap

Empowering Women Through Mountain Sport

Chicks Climbing and Skiing is home to Chicks with Picks, our women’s ice climbing program, as well as Chicks Rock!, our traveling series of women’s rock climbing events.  We are excited to add Chicks on Sticks, our women’s ski programs to our line-up in 2016.  We’ve been “kicking axe” as the premiere provider of women’s climbing courses since 1999.

The key to our success is due to the level of professionalism that we have set for ourselves.  The years of time on the rock, ice, and snow, as well as the certifications, are evident in the Chicks Guides.  Our low guide-to-climber ratios create the perfect opportunity for you to take your skills to the next level.

The guide/participant interaction takes place at the crags and mountains during the day and continues during dinners and evenings together, often in conjunction with our give-back fundraisers.

Your experience at Chicks will be so much more than climbing – you will take away a renewed confidence that will inspire you to overcome or take on other challenges in your life.  We create a safe, supportive, and fun atmosphere for learning that will help you to become a strong, self- reliant climber.