Pico de Orizaba (18,491ft/5,636m) is the highest point in Mexico and the third highest point in North America. This is a popular mountaineering objective on its own, but we have the option to do what we are best known for – skiing right off the summit! This trip is timed to coincide with the end of the storms that bring Orizaba most of its snow. If you are looking for a great way to introduce yourself to high altitude climbing, this is it. This trip can run either as a mountaineering or ski mountaineering trip depending on conditions. If the advertised date does not work for you, please call us to arrange for a private trip.
Overall Difficulty Level: Difficult
Skills Required: Advanced skiing ability and ski touring ability; experience with crampons also required.
Fitness Level: Very strenuous due to climbing and ski touring at high altitude
Our hope is to ski off the summit of Pico de Orizaba, but this will be decided based on the conditions we find while we are there.
Although tipping is not a requirement, it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or a flat amount that you are comfortable with.