"Find Your Summit" with Vetta Mountain Guides

Vetta: it's Italian for summit. On peaks like Europe's Mont Blanc, atop rock formations like Eldorado Canyon's Bastille, or reaching a high point in everyday life, we love summits. Reaching our own or helping you find yours -- it's fun and fulfilling! We'd love to venture into the mountains with you, so welcome ... browse the site, drop us a line, and let's create a memorable day, week, or season together. Find your summit, with Vetta Mountain Guides.

With Vetta, you'll always climb, ski, and train with a certified guide.

Vetta guides are all certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) in one or more of the three mountain disciplines -- rock, alpine, and ski.


A select few Americans (fewer than 100 at present) hold all three certs and that elite crowd has earned international certification from the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA). Vetta guides Mike Arnold and Rob Coppolillo both achieved IFMGA recognition in 2014, becoming the 96th and 97th American respectively to do so through the AMGA.

Plan an adventure with Vetta and you can relax, knowing you'll be heading into the hills with a guide who has a "PhD" in mountain safety, skill, and judgment. Oh, and enjoyment, too! Part of our jobs as guides is to take a hazardous environment or activity and mitigate the risk to a point where it's acceptable to you. Easier said than done some days, but that's a big chunk of what guides do ... hopefully with a smile on their face and yours!

Whether you're refining your current skill set, just getting into climbing or skiing, or training for a lifelong goal, we're here to help make it happen. Truth is, we just plain love being out in the mountains with friends. You too? 




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Rob and Mike showing off their int'l certs, October 2014