1. September
  2. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb-September

    Mount Baker

    Sep 5 -- Sep 6

    $480.00

    Mount Baker is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the West Coast. Climbing this technically moderate 10780 foot peak can be done as an overnight trip! We will be climbing up the entertaining Coleman-Deming Glacier route.

  3. Fun climbing on the middle pitch

    The Tooth South Face

    Alpental Valley

    Sep 6 -- Sep 6

    $220.00

    The South Face of the Tooth is the most easily accessed, moderate multi-pitch alpine rock route in Western Washington.

  4. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Sep 11 -- Sep 13

    $750.00

    The Baker North Ridge is one of top 5 classic ice routes in the lower 48 states and one of the 50 classic climbs of North America. Standing at 10,781 feet, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in the State of Washington. This route is a super classic.

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

    Pico de Orizaba Ski Descent

    Mexico

    Oct 23 -- Oct 29

    $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.

  7. December
  8. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Dec 16 -- Dec 18

    $325.00

    This course is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. You will be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, different snow packs, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, snow pack analysis, transceiver search and much more.

  9. January
  10. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1

    Jan 5 -- Jan 10

    $325.00

    This course is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. You will be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, different snow packs, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, snow pack analysis, transceiver search and much more.

  11. AIARE Level 1

    AIARE Level 1 Jan 5 to 10

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 5 -- Jan 10

    $325.00

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

  12. AIARE Level 2 course

    AIARE Level 2 course

    Jan 7 -- Jan 10

    $480.00

    The level 2 avalanche course is a 4-day program that builds on the level 1 curriculum, and advances the students knowledge of avalanche stability and decision making skills. This course is designed for aspiring guides, patrollers, and experienced backcountry recreationalists who are looking to learn the industry standards for recording and observing factors critical to stability evaluation.

  13. 3 day Intro to ski touring

    Three Day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 8 -- Jan 10

    $450.00

    The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. The ski touring course we offer just one hour away from Seattle in the Alpental backcountry is a stand alone course. We would like to enourage you to combine the ski touring course with one of our AIARE Level 1 courses.

  14. Iceclimbing course at Alpental

    Ice Climbing Course

    Jan 9 -- Jan 9

    $155.00

    Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing. You'll only have to tour or snow shoe about 30 minutes to get to our training spot. Both of these very technical disciplines are fun in their own right and can be used as excellent training for aggressive alpine routes.

  15. Ice Climbing Course

    Ice Climbing Course

    Jan 15 -- Jan 15

    $155.00

    Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing. You'll only have to tour or snow shoe about 30 minutes to get to our training spot. Both of these very technical disciplines are fun in their own right and can be used as excellent training for aggressive alpine routes.

  16. Ski touring Course

    Intro to Ski Touring Course - 4 Days

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 16 -- Jan 24

    $600.00

    The best way to become a better backcountry skier is to take a skitouring course. The Alpental backcountry is an amzing training ground and located less than one hour from Seattle. The course is targeted at the intermediate to advanced alpine skier who would like to start venturing into the backcountry on skis. This is a how-to, when-to course and we believe that the best classroom setting is in the outdoors.

  17. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 17 -- Jan 22

    $325.00

    This course is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. You will be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, different snow packs, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, snow pack analysis, transceiver search and much more.

  18. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 24 -- Jan 29

    $325.00

    This course is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. You will be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, different snow packs, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, snow pack analysis, transceiver search and much more.

  19. 3 day intro to ski touring course

    Three Day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 29 -- Jan 31

    $450.00

    The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. The ski touring course we offer just one hour away from Seattle in the Alpental backcountry is a stand alone course. We would like to enourage you to combine the ski touring course with one of our AIARE Level 1 courses.

  20. Advanced navigation course

    Advanced Navigation Course

    Jan 30 -- Jan 30

    $190.00

    Navigating in the mountains is one of the most important skills a climber, mountaineer, backcountry skier or hiker can acquire. 
    The course consists of an evening lecture in North Bend (WA) and a subsequent nighttime ski tour that will be conducted in the dark.

  21. February
  22. Perfect spacing in Niseko birch forests

    Japan Powder Skiing

    Hokkaido Peninsula, Japan

    Feb 1 -- Feb 6

    $2,780.00

    Niseko gets its snow from cold fronts coming out of Siberia, picking up moisture as they cross the Sea of Japan, then dumping it when it hits the mountains of Hokkaido and Honshu. The combination creates a huge amount of very dry snow, and you get to ski it over, and over, and over again.

  23. Iceclimbing course

    Ice Climbing Course

    Feb 6 -- Feb 6

    $155.00

    Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing. You'll only have to tour or snow shoe about 30 minutes to get to our training spot. Both of these very technical disciplines are fun in their own right and can be used as excellent training for aggressive alpine routes.

  24. ski touring course

    Intro to Ski Touring Course - 4 Days

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 6 -- Feb 14

    $600.00

    The best way to become a better backcountry skier is to take a skitouring course. The Alpental backcountry is an amzing training ground and located less than one hour from Seattle. The course is targeted at the intermediate to advanced alpine skier who would like to start venturing into the backcountry on skis. This is a how-to, when-to course and we believe that the best classroom setting is in the outdoors.

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

    Advanced Ski Touring Course on Sundays

    Alpental, WA

    Feb 7 -- Feb 28

    $700.00

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

  26. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 10 -- Feb 12

    $325.00

    This course is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. You will be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, different snow packs, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, snow pack analysis, transceiver search and much more.

  27. AIARE Level 2 course

    AIARE Level 2 course

    Feb 11 -- Feb 14

    $480.00

    The level 2 avalanche course is a 4-day program that builds on the level 1 curriculum, and advances the students knowledge of avalanche stability and decision making skills. This course is designed for aspiring guides, patrollers, and experienced backcountry recreationalists who are looking to learn the industry standards for recording and observing factors critical to stability evaluation.

  28. Iceclimbing course

    Ice Climbing Course

    Feb 12 -- Feb 12

    $155.00

    Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing. You'll only have to tour or snow shoe about 30 minutes to get to our training spot. Both of these very technical disciplines are fun in their own right and can be used as excellent training for aggressive alpine routes.

  29. AIARE Level 1

    AIARE Level 1-February 20 to 26

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 20 -- Feb 26

    $325.00

    This course is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. You will be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, different snow packs, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, snow pack analysis, transceiver search and much more.

  30. Three Day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Three Day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 26 -- Feb 28

    $450.00

    The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. The ski touring course we offer just one hour away from Seattle in the Alpental backcountry is a stand alone course. We would like to enourage you to combine the ski touring course with one of our AIARE Level 1 courses.

  31. March
  32. Navigation course

    Advanced Navigation Course

    Mar 5 -- Mar 5

    $190.00

    Navigating in the mountains is one of the most important skills a climber, mountaineer, backcountry skier or hiker can acquire. 
    The course consists of an evening lecture in North Bend (WA) and a subsequent nighttime ski tour that will be conducted in the dark.

  33. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Mar 7 -- Mar 12

    $325.00

    This course is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. You will be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, different snow packs, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, snow pack analysis, transceiver search and much more.

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

    Skitouring in the fjords of Norway

    Northern Norway

    Mar 20 -- Mar 25

    $3,260.00

    The ski trip into the Norwegian fjords around Romsdalen is a world-class experience. The lands along the Norwegian Coast have been inhabited for thousands of years and yet a lot of the prime evil character of the landscape remains. The meeting of mountains and ocean is truly remarkable.The coastline may very well be the most complicated one in the world. Thousands of fjords ranging from a few hundred meters to over 100 kilometers make up the coast of Norway. After having been there, we saw just enough to realize that the skiing possibilities are just about endless.

  35. Early morning on Klawatti Col looking towards Eldorado Peak

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    Mar 31 -- Apr 3

    $610.00

    Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

  36. April
  37. Amazing ski terrain below the Gran Zebru

    Ortler Ski Traverse 2016

    Ortler Range, Italy

    Apr 4 -- Apr 9

    $1,850.00

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

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

    Haute Route ski tour 2016

    Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland

    Apr 11 -- Apr 16

    $2,200.00

    The Haute Route is most likely the single most famous ski traverse in the Alps and we have guided it for years via many different variations.

  39. On the way back down the Coleman Glacier

    Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course

    Apr 14 -- Apr 17

    $720.00

    Our Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course is the perfect course the already experienced back country skier who is interested in exploring ski mountaineering in glaciated terrain. It is also suited as a preparation for multi-day ski tours that are not hut supplied. The course takes place on the north side of Mount Baker on the Coleman Glacier.

  40. Valdez 2015 impressions. Trevor photo

    Valdez Ski Touring Week

    Valdez, Alaska

    Apr 17 -- Apr 22

    $2,150.00

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

  41. Near the Col Durand

    Haute Route Imperiale 2016

    Swiss Alps

    Apr 18 -- Apr 23

    $2,020.00

    The „Royal Haute Route“ leads from the sleepy Val’Anniviers in a southerly direction to Zermatt through some of the most spectacular and high alpine terrain of the Swiss Alps. The tour will take us to the Turtmannhut, the Cabane de Tracuit, Cabane de Grand Muntet and the Schonbielhut before heading down to Zermatt.

  42. Adam Justin skiing off the Lauihorn (3777 meters)

    Bernese Oberland Ski Traverse 2016

    Bernese Alps, Switzerland

    Apr 18 -- Apr 23

    $2,150.00

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

  43. Camp on the Quie Sabe Glacier

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    Apr 21 -- Apr 24

    $610.00

    Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

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

    Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa Ski Descent

    France and Italy

    Apr 25 -- Apr 30

    $2,600.00

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

  45. May
  46. basic climbing in steep snow

    Ski Mountaineering Course in Boston Basin

    North Cascades National Park

    May 5 -- May 8

    $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.

  47. the amazing descent down the Forbidden Glacier (Scott Schell photo)

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    May 5 -- May 8

    $610.00

    Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

  48. July
  49. Forbidden West Ridge

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Jul 2 -- Jul 3

    $580.00

    Climbing Forbidden Peak is a quintessentially North Cascadian Experience - by any route. All its classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge or the lonely North Ridge are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting. 

  50. Forbidden West Ridge

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Jul 16 -- Jul 17

    $580.00

    Climbing Forbidden Peak is a quintessentially North Cascadian Experience - by any route. All its classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge or the lonely North Ridge are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting. 

  51. August
  52. Forbidden Summit

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Aug 13 -- Aug 14

    $580.00

    Climbing Forbidden Peak is a quintessentially North Cascadian Experience - by any route. All its classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge or the lonely North Ridge are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting. 

  53. September
  54. Forbidden West Ridge

    Forbidden Peak Climb

    Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

    Sep 3 -- Sep 4

    $580.00

    Climbing Forbidden Peak is a quintessentially North Cascadian Experience - by any route. All its classic ridge routes - the famous West Ridge, the East Ridge or the lonely North Ridge are well worth the effort and provide an unforgettable experience in a stunning setting.