Backcountry × Adventures


Our Story


Mission Statement

To inspire and motivate others to find a passion through the outdoors and provide an essential service to our community.

Core Values

Be inspirational, adventurous and dedicated to protecting and preserving our natural environment.




SBA Founders/Guides

Steamboat Backcountry Adventures was founded by Brian Erhart and Craig Weese, Two extremely passionate skier/snowboarders,  who want to share this love with you!

Brian Erhart is originally from the Great Lakes state and grew up competitively ski racing at his local mountain in Petoskey, Michigan. After moving to the mountains at age 16 he knew that he had found his passion for exploring the unknown of the backcountry. He has experience as a certified ski instructor and raft guide in Steamboat. Brian attended Colorado Mountain College with degrees in Ski and Snowboard business, and Management and Leadership. He is motivated to share his passion of exploring the outdoors and is constantly working to develop his skills in the backcountry.


Craig Weese is originally from Montana where he learned to snowboard in the Bitterroot Mountains. While on the quest for endless powder (like the rest of us) he found that the best way to achieve this was through exploring the backcountry. While trying to get to the next powder stash he discovered that he would be better traveled with a splitboard. At the age of 13 he received his first splitboard and never turned back. Ever sense then he has been expanding his thirst for adventure by furthering his education in avalanche safety and backcountry awareness. Craig moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado at the age of 18 where he found his new love in the backcountry. Craig enjoys riding through the aspen groves engulfed within Steamboats Champagne powder.  He wants to be able to share his undying love and passion for the backcountry with everyone and can't wait to share it with you!

Backcountry Ski/Splitboarding Tours

Steamboat Springs, CO, otherwise known as Ski Town USA, is internationally known as one of the best winter skiing destination. The Steamboat Springs backcountry offers pristine terrain with aspen groves coated with fresh powder filled lines.

Our guides will take you through on a tour through our winter wonderland experiencing  breathtaking scenic views, deep turns all while enhancing your backcountry travel skills. Families, groups and singles are welcome. No experience is necessary! We welcome all ages, abilities, and fitness levels.

We offer beginner to advanced tours specific to alpine touring, tele mark, and splitboarding (snowboarding). If you are a beginner or would like to challenge your skills check out our instructional tours to receive a more skills based option.



Dates: daily tours

Duration: 5-6 hours

Location: Rabbit Ears Pass

Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced

Call 231-881-7425

Snowshoe Tours

Come travel the Steamboat Backcountry the same way that the Native Ute tribes did over 1,000 years ago. Join our guides for a scenic snowshoe tour through the beautiful  backcountry trails on Rabbit Ears Pass and experience amazing views of snow covered peaks and beautiful Rocky Mountain landscapes. This trip gives you a chance to get away from the crowds and enjoy the quiet of snowy mountains.


Dates: Available 2017 Season

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Location: Rabbit Ears Pass

Call: 231-881-7425