1. October
  2. Pico de Orizaba (18,491 ft / 5636 m) Servimont photo

    Pico de Orizaba Ski Descent

    Mexico

    Oct 24 -- Oct 30

    $2,400.00

    NEW FOR 2014 – MEXICO! Pico de Orizaba (18,491 ft / 5636 m) is the highest point in Mexico and the third highest point in North America. It’s a popular mountaineering objective in its own right, but we propose doing what we’re best known for – skiing 4000 ft from the summit to the toe of the Jamapa Glacier! This trip timed to coincide with the end of the storms that brings Orizaba most of its snow, and happens to on the week before Dia de Muertos – the Day of the Dead, one of the great holidays of Mexican culture.

  3. December
  4. Pin point search made easy

    AIARE 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Dec 26 -- Dec 28

    $325.00

    This three-day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.

  5. January
  6. You will do this

    3 day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 2 -- Jan 4

    $450.00

    The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. Plain and simple.

  7. Alpental backcountry at its best

    1 Day Ski Touring Intro

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 3 -- Jan 3

    $155.00

    Your first ski tour - just do it!

  8. Our outdoor classroom

    AIARE 1 Refresher

    Jan 4 -- Jan 4

    $175.00

    There is so much good information in an AIARE L1 course, it is worth while brushing up on it.

  9. Pin point search made easy

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 6 -- Jan 11

    $325.00

    This two evening and two day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.

  10. Facets!

    AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course

    Alpental

    Jan 8 -- Jan 11

    $480.00

    Prerequisite: Level 1 or equivalent highly recommended.

  11. Our outdoor classroom

    AIARE 1 Refresher

    Jan 10 -- Jan 10

    $175.00

    There is so much good information in an AIARE L1 course, it is worth while brushing up on it.

  12. The classic Cascade snowpack.

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course -- Issaquah evening classroom

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 13 -- Jan 18

    $325.00

    This two evening and two day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.

  13. skiing back down from the Chair Peak basin

    Intro to Ski Touring - two weekends

    Alpental Backcountry

    Jan 17 -- Jan 25

    $600.00

    Now with convenient weekend dates:
    January 17-18 and January 24-25.

  14. Maritime snow climate pit craft!

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 20 -- Jan 25

    $325.00

    This two evening and two day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.

  15. pinpoint search

    Advanced Transceiver Search

    Alpental

    Jan 25 -- Jan 25

    $125.00

    A great refresher and enhancer of your transceiver skills.

  16. The rarely skied Chair Peak South Shoulder Couloir with the Chair Peak basin below

    Advanced Ski Touring Course on Sundays

    Alpental, WA

    Jan 25 -- Feb 15

    $600.00

    This four-day course will build on your previous backcountry skiing experience.

  17. Great light on Mt Snoqualmie, top shack Chair 2 in background.

    Intro to Ski Touring on Saturdays

    Alpental

    Jan 31 -- Feb 21

    $600.00

    This Intro to Ski Touring Course is offered on consecutive Saturdays for those with time constraints

  18. February
  19. Advanced Navigation

    Advanced Navigation

    Alpental

    Feb 1 -- Feb 1

    $185.00

    This course has a lot to cover. Be prepared to learn!

  20. Beautiful terrain for your first ski tour

    1 Day Ski Touring Intro

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 1 -- Feb 1

    $155.00

    Your first ski tour - just do it!

  21. Learn about terrain selection.  Photo by: Fred Hammerquist

    3 day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 6 -- Feb 8

    $450.00

    The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. Plain and simple.

  22. Advanced terrain assessment

    AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course

    Feb 6 -- Feb 9

    $480.00

    Prerequisite: Level 1 or equivalent highly recommended.

  23. The basics of a compression test

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 20 -- Feb 22

    $325.00

    This three-day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.

  24. You will do this

    3 day Ski touring Course

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 27 -- Mar 1

    $450.00

    The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. Plain and simple.

  25. March
  26. Maritime snow climate pit craft!

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Mar 3 -- Mar 8

    $325.00

    This two evening and two day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.

  27. Advanced Navigation Course

    Advanced Navigation Course

    Alpental

    Mar 7 -- Mar 7

    $175.00

    This course has a lot to cover. Be prepared to learn!

  28. Just about all you need to know. Paul Werner photo

    Fjords of Norway

    Northern Norway

    Mar 16 -- Mar 21

    $3,260.00

    WE'VE GOT THE BOAT RESERVED AND A GROUP FORMING! DON'T WAIT TOO LONG!



  29. Mike Hattrup testing a new K2 Shuksan in the Couloir Cosmique in Chamonix.

    Short Bus Adventure Ski Week

    Switzerland

    Mar 30 -- Apr 4

    $2,500.00

    We know the Alps--especially the Swiss Alps. Let us show you! Chamonix, Zermatt and Saas-Fee are world class resorts in the Alps with an amazing lift infrastructure and we intend to use it.

  30. April
  31. Amazing ski terrain below the Gran Zebru

    Ortler Ski Traverse 2015

    Ortler Range, Italy

    Apr 6 -- Apr 11

    $1,850.00

    A fantastic week of ski touring in the high Italian Alps.

  32. Approaching camp near Ripsaw Ridge

    Spearhead Traverse

    BC Coast Range

    Apr 6 -- Apr 9

    $600.00

    Europe has the Haute Route. The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse.

  33. Dave Vanderhoff in his element coming off the Hinter Fiescherhorn. Finsteraarhorn in the background.

    Bernese Oberland Ski Traverse

    Bernese Alps, Switzerland

    Apr 6 -- Apr 11

    $2,150.00

    Pro Guiding Service has guided in the Bernese Oberland for well over 20 guided weeks, and we love going back.

  34. Looking east towards Matterhorn and Dent Blanche from the top of Mont Fort

    Haute Route ski tour 2015

    Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland

    Apr 13 -- Apr 18

    $2,200.00

    The Haute Route is most likely the single most famous ski traverse in the Alps.

  35. Endless ski touring terrain

    Valdez Ski Touring Week

    Valdez, Alaska

    Apr 19 -- Apr 24

    $1,800.00

    Valdez is well known for its heli skiing, and the Thompson Pass area is one of our favorite ski mountaineering locations in the US.

  36. The classic ski route up Mont Blanc via the Grand Mulets hut

    Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa Ski Descent

    France and Italy

    Apr 20 -- Apr 25

    $2,600.00

    The two highest peaks in the Alps. Two amazing ski descents. A true epic!

  37. May
  38. basic climbing in steep snow

    Ski Mountaineering Course in Boston Basin

    North Cascades National Park

    May 7 -- May 10

    $720.00

    Boston Basin is located in the heart of the North Cascades National Park and lies at the foot of the famous Forbidden Peak. The Boston Basin area quite possibly provides one of the best ski mountaineering course settings in the lower 48 states. You will be taught an amazing curriculum by AMGA or IFMGA certified guides.

  39. Waddington's North West summit

    Mt Waddington Ski Expedition

    Coast Range, B.C., Canada

    May 8 -- May 17

    $2,800.00

    At 13,300 feet, Mount Waddington is the highest mountain in British Columbia. The Waddington Range is known in the climbing community for its great granite, endless number of routes, vast ski touring terrain and remote location - so remote that access becomes easy. We drive to a heli-port west of Williams Lake, B.C. and fly into the heart of the range with White Saddle Air. Once there, we will establish a comfortable base camp on the Dais Glacier, which allows us to complete a number of beautiful ski tours and descents with light packs.

  40. Taking a break on the Curtain morain

    Spearhead Traverse Express

    BC Coast Range

    May 8 -- May 10

    $545.00

    Europe has the Haute Route. The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse.

  41. July
  42. The Kautz Chute from Camp Hazard

    Mount Rainier Climb

    Mount Rainier National Park

    Jul 12 -- Jul 15

    $1,326.00

    Mount Rainier is undeniable. At almost 14,400 feet, it is the third highest peak in the lower 48 states.