1. October
  2. Pico de Orizaba (18, 481 Ft / 5636 m)

    Pico de Orizaba Ski Descent 2016

    Mexico

    Oct 22 -- Oct 28

    $2,400.00

    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. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1 December 16 to 18 2016- Sold Out

    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.

  5. January
  6. Our outdoor classroom

    AIARE 1 Refresher

    Jan 2 -- Jan 2

    $175.00

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

  7. 3 day Intro to ski touring

    3-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 6 -- Jan 8

    $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.

  8. One Day Intro to Ski touring

    1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 8 -- Jan 8

    $160.00

    A safe and fun way to get introduced to the sport of backcountry skiing. You will be introduced to backcountry ski gear and the basics of what ski touring is all about while actually completing your first ski tour. All that with certified skiguides.

  9. AIARE Level 2 course

    AIARE Level 2 course

    Jan 12 -- Jan 15

    $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.

  10. Ski touring Course

    4- Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 14 -- Jan 22

    $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.

  11. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1 January 17 to 22 2017

    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.

  12. pinpoint search

    Advanced Transceiver Search

    Alpental

    Jan 21 -- Jan 21

    $125.00

    A great refresher and enhancer of your transceiver skills.

  13. Our outdoor classroom

    AIARE 1 Refresher

    Jan 22 -- Jan 22

    $175.00

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

  14. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1 January 24 to 29 2017

    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.

  15. 3 day intro to ski touring course

    3-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 27 -- Jan 29

    $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.

  16. One Day Ski Touring Course

    1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 29 -- Jan 29

    $160.00

    A safe and fun way to get introduced to the sport of backcountry skiing. You will be introduced to backcountry ski gear and the basics of what ski touring is all about while actually completing your first ski tour. All that with certified skiguides.

  17. Perfect spacing in Niseko birch forests

    Japan Powder Skiing 2017

    Hokkaido Peninsula, Japan

    Jan 30 -- Feb 4

    $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.

  18. February
  19. ski touring course

    4- Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 4 -- Feb 12

    $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.

  20. Advanced navigation course

    Advanced Navigation Course

    Feb 4 -- Feb 6

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

    Advanced Ski Touring Course - Sundays - Snoqualmie Pass

    Alpental, WA

    Feb 5 -- Feb 26

    $700.00

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

  22. One day Intro ski touring

    1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 5 -- Feb 5

    $160.00

    A safe and fun way to get introduced to the sport of backcountry skiing. You will be introduced to backcountry ski gear and the basics of what ski touring is all about while actually completing your first ski tour. All that with certified skiguides.

  23. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1 February 7 to 12 2017

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 7 -- 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.

  24. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1 February 17 to 19 2017

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 17 -- Feb 19

    $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.

  25. AIARE Level 1

    AIARE Level 1-February 21 to 26 2017

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 21 -- 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.

  26. 3-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    3-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 24 -- Feb 26

    $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.

  27. March
  28. 1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

    Mar 4 -- Mar 4

    $160.00

    A safe and fun way to get introduced to the sport of backcountry skiing. You will be introduced to backcountry ski gear and the basics of what ski touring is all about while actually completing your first ski tour. All that with certified skiguides.

  29. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1 March 7 to 12 2017

    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.

  30. Navigation course

    Advanced Navigation Course

    Mar 18 -- Mar 18

    $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.

  31. Skitouring in the fjords of Norway 2017

    Skitouring in the fjords of Norway 2017

    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 primeval 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.

  32. Italy, after the storm.

    Short Bus Adventure Ski Week 2017

    Switzerland

    Mar 27 -- Apr 1

    $2,580.00

    Chamonix, Zermatt and Saas-Fee are world class resorts in the Alps with an amazing lift infrastructure and we intend to use it. During the Short Bus Week we will expose a group of Adventure skiers to some of the best known and some of the not so well known ski tours and ski descents of the Savoy and Valaisan Alps. We know the Alps and especially the Swiss Alps. We know them more intimately than many guides from the states who guide there.

  33. Forbidden Tour

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    Mar 30 -- Apr 2

    $610.00

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

  34. Approaching camp near Ripsaw Ridge

    Spearhead Traverse

    BC Coast Range

    Mar 30 -- Apr 2

    $700.00

    Europe has the Haute Route. The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse. This high alpine ski tour in Garibaldi Provincial Park features everything it takes to become a classic. Easy access, a spectacular setting in the back country of Whistler / Blackcomb ski area, heavily glaciated terrain and even a hut make it a must for anybody who is serious about ski touring. It seems incredible that a ski traverse of such quality and easy access (we take the lift to the top of the Blackcomb ski area) can still offer so much solitude and such a wilderness experience.

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

    Ortler Ski Traverse 2017

    Ortler Range, Italy

    Apr 3 -- Apr 8

    $1,850.00

    A fantastic week of ski touring in the high Italian Alps. We keep returning to the Valfurva Region because of the great combination of ski touring terrain, comfortable huts and Italian hospitality. The Branca and Pizzini huts are famous and the ski touring in this area just south of the Austrian Border is some of the best we have ever experienced.

  37. approaching the Cabane de Dix

    Haute Route Ski Tour 2017

    Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland

    Apr 10 -- Apr 15

    $2,200.00

    The Haute Route is most likely the single most famous ski traverse in the Alps. Pro Guiding Service has guided this super classic ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt about 40 times in 5 different variations. We have guided the original route via the Valsorey hut, the "classic route" via Verbier, from Zermatt to Chamonix ending in Courmayeur and variations in between those mentioned. 
    The Haute Route crosses eleven glaciers on its way from Chamonix to Zermatt at an average elevation of 3,000 meters. Depending on the route variation you might end up skiing in three different countries. The Swiss Alpine Club huts (Cabane de Trient,Mont Fort, Prafleuri, Dix and Vignettes) are sophisticated by US standards, the mountains are more alpine in character than anything in the lower 48 states, and packs are small enough to let you enjoy the skiing even at the highest elevations of the trip. Ski touring in such spectacular mountains coupled with the multi-cultural exchange will make this trip a unique experience.

  38. On the way back down the Coleman Glacier

    Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course

    Apr 13 -- Apr 16

    $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.

  39. Taking a break on the Curtain Morain

    Spearhead Traverse Express 2017

    BC Coast Range

    Apr 14 -- Apr 16

    $545.00

    The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse. Easy access, a spectacular setting in the back country of the continent's best ski area, heavily glaciated terrain and even a hut make it a must for anybody who is serious about ski touring. It seems incredible to me that a ski traverse of such quality and easy access (we take the lift to the top of the Blackcomb ski area) can still offer so much solitude and such a wilderness experience. The Spearhead Traverse Express follows the same route as the standard Spearhead Express, we just do it a bit faster this time.

  40. Finsteraarhorn summit

    Bernese Oberland Ski Traverse 2017

    Bernese Alps, Switzerland

    Apr 17 -- Apr 22

    $2,150.00

    Ski touring and ski mountaineering in the Bernese Oberland is the quintessential Swiss Alps experience. Pro Guiding Service has guided on the Konkordia glacier, the Jungfrau and the Finsteraarhorn region for well over 20 weeks in many variations. We have many local connections there and speak the local language. The area south of the Jungfraujoch is the most glaciated zone in the Alps.

  41. Near the Col Durand

    Haute Route Imperiale 2017

    Swiss Alps

    Apr 17 -- Apr 22

    $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. Valdez Ski Touring Week 2017

    Valdez Ski Touring Week 2017

    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 areas in the U.S. The mountains are wild and spectacular, but surprisingly easy to summit on skis. The snow pack is very maritime and therefore perfect for steeper lines. The fact that we get to stay in the port town of Valdez and enjoy great salmon dinners night after night makes this a uniquely Northwest American experience.

  43. Forbidden Tour

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    Apr 20 -- Apr 23

    $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 24 -- Apr 29

    $2,600.00

    Ski off the two highest peaks in the Alps. Two amazing ski descents. Mont Blanc, 4808 meters to Chamonix, 1030 meters; Pointe Dufour of the Monte Rosa, 4634 meters, Zermatt, 1600 meters. The vertical drop from the summit of Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa to the towns of Chamonix and Zermatt are enormous. We will attempt to ski from these summits in some of the most spectacular scenery the Alps have to offer.


  45. May
  46. basic climbing in steep snow

    Ski Mountaineering Course in Boston Basin

    North Cascades National Park

    May 4 -- May 7

    $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. Forbidden Tour

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    May 4 -- May 7

    $610.00

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

  48. Landing on the Dais glacier

    Mt Waddington Ski Expedition 2017

    Coast Range, B.C., Canada

    May 5 -- May 15

    $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.