1. February
  2. 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.

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    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 12 -- Feb 12

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  4. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 12 -- Feb 14

    $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. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 16 -- Feb 21

    $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.

  6. Three Day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Three Day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 19 -- Feb 21

    $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.

  7. TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 19 -- Feb 19

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  8. AIARE Level 1

    AIARE Level 1-February 23 to 28

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 23 -- Feb 28

    $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. AIARE Level 2 course

    AIARE Level 2 course

    Feb 25 -- Feb 28

    $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.

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    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 26 -- Feb 26

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  11. March
  12. now really thinking about it

    Kendall Shooting Gallery

    Gold Creek Valley, Central Cascades

    Mar 4 -- Mar 6

    $520.00

    The backside of Kendall Peak is one of the hidden gems in the Snoqualmie Pass backcountry. Spend a few days skiing as many couloirs and chutes as you can!

  13. TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Mar 4 -- Mar 4

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  14. 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.

  15. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Mar 8 -- Mar 13

    $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.

  16. TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Mar 11 -- Mar 11

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  17. TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Mar 18 -- Mar 18

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  18. 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.

  19. TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Mar 25 -- Mar 25

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  20. Keith McDonald going through hard times on the Simplon Pass near the Italian Border.

    Short Bus Adventure Ski Week

    Switzerland

    Mar 28 -- Apr 2

    $2,500.00

    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.

  21. 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.

  22. Approaching camp near Ripsaw Ridge

    Spearhead Traverse

    BC Coast Range

    Mar 31 -- Apr 3

    $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.

  23. April
  24. TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Apr 1 -- Apr 1

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  25. 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. 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.

  26. below the looming Lemah Towers

    Snoqualmie Haute Route

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness

    Apr 6 -- Apr 10

    $800.00

    The Snoqualmie Haute Route is a committing, long, multi-day alpine traverse leading from Alpental to Mount Hinman and beyond that will bring new meaning to Snoqualmie Pass ski touring.

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    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Apr 8 -- Apr 8

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  28. Baker Summit Ridge

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    Apr 9 -- Apr 9

    $275.00

    Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers and moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!

  29. 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. It follows a classic line between Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland. The route crosses eleven glaciers at an average elevation of 3,000 meters. Depending on the route variation you might end up skiing in three different countries. The huts 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. Touring in such spectacular mountains coupled with the multi-cultural exchange will make this trip a unique experience.

  30. 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.

  31. TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    TGIF backcountry ski day trips

    Alpental Valley and Snoqualmie Pass

    Apr 15 -- Apr 15

    $160.00

    The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass.

  32. Taking a break on the Curtain morain

    Spearhead Traverse Express

    BC Coast Range

    Apr 15 -- Apr 17

    $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.

  33. Early morning on the Quien Sabe Glacier with  Johannisberg in the back. Andrew McLean photo

    Sahale Peak Ski Touring

    North Cascades National Park

    Apr 16 -- Apr 17

    $350.00

    It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!

  34. 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 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.

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

    Bernese Oberland Ski Traverse 2016

    Bernese Alps, Switzerland

    Apr 18 -- Apr 23

    $2,150.00

    Ski touring and skimountaineering 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    North Cascades

    Apr 23 -- Apr 24

    $370.00

    Mt. Shuksan boasts some of the most impressive icefalls, faces, and towers this side of Alaska.

  39. 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

    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.


  40. Sunrise on the Inspiration Glacier

    Isolation Traverse

    North Cascades National Park

    Apr 28 -- May 1

    $595.00

    The Isolation Traverse takes you through the mountain wilderness north of Eldorado.

  41. May
  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. On the lower Inspiration Glacier Plateau

    Forbidden Traverse Express

    North Cascades National Park

    May 6 -- May 8

    $520.00

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

  45. Landing on the Dais glacier

    Mt Waddington Ski Expedition

    Coast Range, B.C., Canada

    May 6 -- May 16

    $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.

  46. Mount Baker 10,781ft.

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    May 7 -- May 7

    $275.00

    Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers, moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!



  47. Black Buttes Camp with Mount Baker in the background

    Mount Baker Ski Summit Express

    Mount Baker in the North Cascades

    May 7 -- May 8

    $360.00

    Do you simply want to summit this beautiful peak on skis over a quick weekend? Are you fit and ready? Come with us.

  48. Pickets Ski Traverse

    Pickets Ski Traverse

    North Cascades

    May 9 -- May 14

    $1,275.00

    A ski traverse through the famed Picket Range of the North Cascades National Park. It is a once in a lifetime trip!

  49. Colfax Peak in the background

    Mount Baker Ski Summit

    Mt. Baker

    May 13 -- May 15

    $510.00

    Mount Baker offers some of the best ski touring in the state. It's hard to argue with 8,000 feet of vertical!

  50. Early morning on the Quien Sabe Glacier with  Johannisberg in the back. Andrew McLean photo

    Sahale Peak Ski Touring

    North Cascades National Park

    May 14 -- May 15

    $350.00

    It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!

  51. June
  52. Mount Baker 10,781ft.

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    Jun 4 -- Jun 4

    $275.00

    Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers and moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!

  53. July
  54. 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. 

  55. The Kautz Chute from Camp Hazard

    Mount Rainier Climb -- SOLD OUT

    Mount Rainier National Park

    Jul 10 -- Jul 13

    $1,400.00

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

  56. 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. 

  57. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Jul 20 -- Jul 24

    $815.00

    Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing on Mount Baker. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48 states. Join us.

  58. August
  59. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Aug 3 -- Aug 7

    $815.00

    Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing on Mount Baker. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48 states. Join us.

  60. 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. 

  61. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Aug 24 -- Aug 28

    $815.00

    Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing on Mount Baker. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48 states. Join us.

  62. September
  63. 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. 

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

    Pico de Orizaba Ski Descent

    Mexico

    Oct 22 -- Oct 28

    $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.