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Books & Press

Martin Volken and the guides of Pro Guiding Service have pioneered many alpine climbing routes, ski descents and ski traverses. We have also written the books, "Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass", "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington" and "Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski touring and Ski mountaineering". Our trips and stories have been featured in the American Alpine Journal, Outside Magazine, The Ski Journal, Backcountry Magazine, Skiing Magazine and more.

Books & Press
Gem Lake in foreground from the North

Gem Lake in foreground from the North

$2.00
Aerial photos are 1-2mb in size, mostly 3072 x 2304 in dimension, and are all jpg files.
Lundin Peak

Lundin Peak

$3.00
Lundin Peak is a rewarding introduction to ski mountaineering.
Red Mountain

Red Mountain

$3.00
This beautiful little pyramid offers one of the most consistent steeper slopes in the area.
Snoqualmie Mountain East Summit

Snoqualmie Mountain East Summit

$3.00
This ski tour offers great skiing and spectacular views into the Lemah Range and the lonely Middle Fork valley.
Backcountry Skiing:  Skills for Ski Touring And Ski Mountaineering

Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring And Ski Mountaineering

$21.95
Martin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountain backcountry
Jolly Mountain

Jolly Mountain

$3.00
Great skiing in non-committing terrain, with spectacular views of the Stewart Range.
Kendall Stump

Kendall Stump

$3.00
The hill directly north east of Snoqualmie Pass and southeast of the Commonwealth Creek drainage provides an ideal training ground for the ski touring novice.
Overcoat Peak

Overcoat Peak

$3.00
Overcoat Peak will make you feel lucky to live in this area.
Big Snow Mountain

Big Snow Mountain

$3.00
A remote feel and a good amount of vertical, yet it can be done very safely.
Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain

$3.00
Granite Mountain is a classic moderate ski tour in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Mount Thompson

Mount Thompson

$3.00
The Mount Thompson Tour is a good introduction to Cascade ski mountaineering.
The Snoqualmie Haute Route

The Snoqualmie Haute Route

$5.00
A multiday tour that showcases the rugged, and wildly scenic terrain of the Snoqualmie Pass region.
The Little Snoqualmie Haute Route

The Little Snoqualmie Haute Route

$5.00
A multiday tour that showcases the rugged, and wildly scenic terrain of the Snoqualmie Pass region.
The Forbidden Tour

The Forbidden Tour

$5.00
This multiday ski tour epitomizes everything that makes the North Cascades a great range to climb or to ski in.
Mount Hyak

Mount Hyak

$3.00
Mount Hyak is located just barely east of the Hyak Ski Area and makes for an excellent little tour for the absolute novice.
Snow Lake Divide

Snow Lake Divide

$3.00
An excellent introductory tour.
Snoqualmie Mountain via Cave Ridge

Snoqualmie Mountain via Cave Ridge

$3.00
This tour is a classic.
Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass

Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass

$15.00
Martin Volken's original guide book in PDF format!
Kendall Peak, West Flank

Kendall Peak, West Flank

$3.00
A surprisingly rugged peak.
McClellan Butte North Couloir

McClellan Butte North Couloir

$3.00
This couloir is hard to resist. You'll easily see your objective from Interstate 90 at around milepost 40 on the south side of the freeway.
Snoqualmie Middle Fork Descent

Snoqualmie Middle Fork Descent

$3.00
A 4,500-foot vertical descent is a beautiful thing, especially off a 6,180-foot mountain.
Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes Washington

Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes Washington

$24.95
81 Tours/ 352 Pages!
The latest ski touring guide book written by the owner of Pro Ski and Guiding of North Bend, Martin Volken and the guides of Pro Guiding Service.
Granite West

Granite West

$3.00
This short, simple tour combines enjoyable sub-alpine tree skiing with spectacular views of the west cirque of Granite Mountain.
Kaleetan Peak

Kaleetan Peak

$3.00
A steep and beautiful ski descent.
Mount Catherine

Mount Catherine

$3.00
A surprising amount of vertical and a long ski descent in fairly steep old-growth forest.
Alaska Mountain

Alaska Mountain

$3.00
With almost 2,600 feet of vertical, Alaska Mountain's south face is one of the most consistent long runs in this region.
Pineapple Basin

Pineapple Basin

$3.00
This tour is an excellent introduction to the Alpental backcountry.
Chair Peak North Slope Descent

Chair Peak North Slope Descent

$3.00
This is a moderate tour in a spectacular environment in the upper Alpental valley.
Mount Roosevelt

Mount Roosevelt

$3.00
The view from the summit of Mount Roosevelt is probably the best in the area.
The Slot Couloir

The Slot Couloir

$3.00
The Slot Couloir is one of the best tours in this selection. See for yourself!
The Crooked Couloir

The Crooked Couloir

$3.00
The Crooked Couloir is a spectacular ski descent.