1. July
  2. Trad Rock Course

    Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Jul 1 -- Jul 3

    $460.00

    Learn how to place gear for rock climbing the right way. From ground up. It is important. Sport climbing is one thing, placing gear on lead is another. Learn how to do it safely from professional mountain guides!

  3. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Jul 2 -- Jul 3

    $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.

  4. Tooth South Face Climb

    Tooth South Face Climb

    Jul 2 -- Jul 2

    $220.00

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

  5. 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. 

  6. Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Jul 6 -- Jul 10

    $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.

  7. Nils Watkins getting after it.

    Kid's Rock Climbing

    North Bend or Vantage, WA

    Jul 6 -- Jul 8

    $200.00

    Kids ages 8-14 will learn about basic rock climbing skills, climbing etiquette and belaying techniques.

  8. Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys climb

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Jul 8 -- Jul 10

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  9. Excursion to the Boston Glacier looking south

    3-Day North Cascades Mountaineering Courses

    Jul 8 -- Jul 10

    $550.00

    New for Summer 2016--3-Day Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades!  Where you interested in the 5-day North Cascades Course, but couldn't take the time off?  This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park. The immediate access to moderately crevassed glaciers, steep climbing on great rock and exposed ridge travel make the Boston Basin area the ideal setting for mountaineering course.

  10. North Cascades Mountaineering Course

    North Cascades Mountaineering Course

    Jul 8 -- Jul 12

    $920.00

    This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park.

  11. Chair Peak in the Alpental Valley

    Chair Peak Climb

    Jul 9 -- Jul 9

    $250.00

    Chair Peak in the Alpental Valley offers several routes of varying difficulty in a surprisingly alpine setting barely one hour from Seattle. What a great day trip for anyone looking for a quick alpine outing or a solid training peak for bigger objectives later on.

  12. Tooth South Face Climb

    Tooth South Face Climb

    Jul 9 -- Jul 9

    $220.00

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

  13. 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.

  14. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Jul 15 -- Jul 17

    $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.

  15. Lead climbing course

    Lead Climbing Course

    Jul 15 -- Jul 17

    $450.00

    The objective of this intermediate level rock climbing course is to give the course participant the necessary skills and judgment to comfortably lead sport routes at their desired level of difficulty.

  16. Pre dawn at around 8000 feet on the "Coleman Glacier"

    3-Day Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Jul 15 -- Jul 17

    $490.00

    Don't have enough time for our full 5-Day Mountaineering school?  No worries, gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing on Mount Baker, in are shortened 3-Day course. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48 states. We offer multiple dates.

  17. Intro to Rock Climbing

    Intro to Rock Climbing

    Jul 15 -- Jul 17

    $360.00

    Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills that will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence. The climbing areas of North Bend are located a mere 30 miles from Seattle. 

  18. 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. 

  19. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Jul 16 -- Jul 17

    $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.

  20. Tooth South Face Climb

    Tooth South Face Climb

    Jul 16 -- Jul 16

    $220.00

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

  21. The Pickets Traverse

    The Pickets Traverse

    North Cascades National Park

    Jul 18 -- Jul 23

    $1,300.00

    This sub-range of the North Cascades is considered the most rugged terrain in the lower 48. A traverse through the Picket Range is a true adventure.

  22. 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.

  23. Jeff in the Fisher Chimneys

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Jul 22 -- Jul 24

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  24. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Jul 22 -- Jul 24

    $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.

  25. Tooth South Face Climb

    Tooth South Face Climb

    Jul 23 -- Jul 23

    $220.00

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

  26. Chair Peak in the Alpental Valley

    Chair Peak Climb

    Jul 23 -- Jul 23

    $250.00

    Chair Peak in the Alpental Valley offers several routes of varying difficulty in a surprisingly alpine setting barely one hour from Seattle. What a great day trip for anyone looking for a quick alpine outing or a solid training peak for bigger objectives later on.

  27. beautiful bivy on the Torment - Forbidden Traverse

    Classic Alpine Adventures in the North Cascades

    North Cascades National Park

    Jul 25 -- Jul 30

    $1,225.00

    Choose your own adventure. For a week we will climb some of the nicest north faces, ridges and classic alpine routes of the North Cascades.

  28. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Jul 29 -- Jul 31

    $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.

  29. Tooth South Face Climb

    Tooth South Face Climb

    Jul 30 -- Jul 30

    $220.00

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

  30. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Jul 30 -- Jul 31

    $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.

  31. The Matterhorn and its famous Hornli Ridge

    Matterhorn Hornli Ridge and Zermatt day trips

    Zermatt Valley, Switzerland

    Jul 31 -- Aug 4

    $2,620.00

    Just about every mountaineer wants to climb the Matterhorn at some point. We'll do it...and then some.

  32. August
  33. Advanced Kid's Rock

    Advanced Kid's Rock

    North Bend or Vantage, WA

    Aug 3 -- Aug 5

    $250.00

    We've had great success with our Kid's Rock program and many of the kids are ready for more.

  34. 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.

  35. Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Trad Rock Climbing Course

    Aug 5 -- Aug 7

    $460.00

    Learn how to place gear for rock climbing the right way. From ground up. It is important. Sport climbing is one thing, placing gear on lead is another. Learn how to do it safely from professional mountain guides!

  36. Excursion to the Boston Glacier looking south

    3-Day North Cascades Mountaineering Courses

    Aug 5 -- Aug 7

    $550.00

    New for Summer 2016--3-Day Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades!  Where you interested in the 5-day North Cascades Course, but couldn't take the time off?  This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park. The immediate access to moderately crevassed glaciers, steep climbing on great rock and exposed ridge travel make the Boston Basin area the ideal setting for mountaineering course.

  37. Hells Highway

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Aug 5 -- Aug 7

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  38. Tooth South Face Climb

    Tooth South Face Climb

    Aug 6 -- Aug 6

    $220.00

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

  39. Kurt Buchwald in the fixed rope section near the shoulder.

    Alps Trilogy: Matterhorn, Eiger, Mont Blanc

    Switzerland and France

    Aug 7 -- Aug 16

    $5,500.00

    The Matterhorn, the Eiger and Mont Blanc. It barely needs any explaining. These three peaks represent the quintessential mountains of the Swiss and French Alps.

  40. Dave Jordan calling it for the day on the Forbidden Glacier with the Torment - Forbidden Ridge in the background

    North Cascades Ridge Traverses

    North Cascades

    Aug 8 -- Aug 13

    $1,225.00

    This week is designed for the seasoned mountaineer who is interested in climbing several North Cascade classic peaks back to back.

  41. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Aug 12 -- Aug 14

    $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.

  42. Intro to Rock Climbing

    Intro to Rock Climbing

    Aug 12 -- Aug 14

    $360.00

    Learn the thrill of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety and skills that will allow you to enjoy the sport with confidence. The climbing areas of North Bend are located a mere 30 miles from Seattle. 

  43. Lead climbing course

    Lead Climbing Course

    Aug 12 -- Aug 14

    $450.00

    The objective of this intermediate level rock climbing course is to give the course participant the necessary skills and judgment to comfortably lead sport routes at their desired level of difficulty.

  44. Pre dawn at around 8000 feet on the "Coleman Glacier"

    3-Day Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Aug 12 -- Aug 14

    $490.00

    Don't have enough time for our full 5-Day Mountaineering school?  No worries, gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing on Mount Baker, in are shortened 3-Day course. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48 states. We offer multiple dates.

  45. North Cascades Mountaineering Course

    North Cascades Mountaineering Course

    Aug 12 -- Aug 16

    $920.00

    This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park.

  46. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Aug 13 -- Aug 14

    $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.

  47. Tooth South Face Climb

    Tooth South Face Climb

    Aug 13 -- Aug 13

    $220.00

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

  48. 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. 

  49. Chair Peak in the Alpental Valley

    Chair Peak Climb

    Aug 13 -- Aug 13

    $250.00

    Chair Peak in the Alpental Valley offers several routes of varying difficulty in a surprisingly alpine setting barely one hour from Seattle. What a great day trip for anyone looking for a quick alpine outing or a solid training peak for bigger objectives later on.

  50. Summer Haute Route

    Summer Haute Route

    Aug 15 -- Aug 27

    $2,200.00

    The Summer Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is arguably one of the most scenic and famous multi-day hikes in all of the Alps.

  51. Near the summit of the Dufourspitze.

    Monte Rosa Traverse

    Switzerland and Italy

    Aug 15 -- Aug 20

    $2,400.00

    Monte Rosa is the second highest peak in the Alps at 15,292 feet. No other traverse in the Alps will let you summit as many 4,000 meter peaks in such a short time.

  52. Hells Highway

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Aug 19 -- Aug 21

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  53. Pre dawn at around 8000 feet on the "Coleman Glacier"

    3-Day Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

    Aug 19 -- Aug 21

    $490.00

    Don't have enough time for our full 5-Day Mountaineering school?  No worries, gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ice climbing on Mount Baker, in are shortened 3-Day course. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to gain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48 states. We offer multiple dates.

  54. Tooth South Face Climb

    Tooth South Face Climb

    Aug 20 -- Aug 20

    $220.00

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

  55. 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.

  56. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Aug 26 -- Aug 28

    $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.

  57. Excursion to the Boston Glacier looking south

    3-Day North Cascades Mountaineering Courses

    Aug 26 -- Aug 28

    $550.00

    New for Summer 2016--3-Day Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades!  Where you interested in the 5-day North Cascades Course, but couldn't take the time off?  This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park. The immediate access to moderately crevassed glaciers, steep climbing on great rock and exposed ridge travel make the Boston Basin area the ideal setting for mountaineering course.

  58. Chair Peak in the Alpental Valley

    Chair Peak Climb

    Aug 27 -- Aug 27

    $250.00

    Chair Peak in the Alpental Valley offers several routes of varying difficulty in a surprisingly alpine setting barely one hour from Seattle. What a great day trip for anyone looking for a quick alpine outing or a solid training peak for bigger objectives later on.

  59. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker

    Aug 27 -- Aug 28

    $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.

  60. Tooth South Face Climb

    Tooth South Face Climb

    Aug 27 -- Aug 27

    $220.00

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

  61. September
  62. Get comfortable on Alpine Ice.

    Alpine Ice Course on Mount Baker 2016

    Mount Baker, WA

    Sep 1 -- Sep 4

    $655.00

    This course covers steep ice climbing, anchor systems, rope handling in alpine and glaciated terrain, multi pitch scenarios, gear selection, route and site selection and much more.

  63. North Cascades Mountaineering Course

    North Cascades Mountaineering Course

    Sep 2 -- Sep 6

    $920.00

    This is the course that will give you a solid introduction to all aspects of classic mountaineering in the best venue in the lower 48 states. North Cascades National Park.

  64. Mount Shuksan from Lake Anne

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Sep 2 -- Sep 4

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  65. Mount Baker Summit Climb

    Mount Baker Summit Climb-September

    Mount Baker

    Sep 3 -- Sep 4

    $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.

  66. 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. 

  67. On the upper Curtis Glacier looking at Hells Highway

    Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

    Sep 9 -- Sep 11

    $810.00

    Mount Shuksan's Fisher Chimeys is one of the very classic cascadian alpine routes up the arguably most iconic peak in North Cascades National Park. You will do it all. A scenic hike, climb a complicated series of chimneys, camp in an amazing setting, cross several glaciers and climb the spectacular summit pyramid to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

  68. Mount Baker North Ridge

    Mount Baker North Ridge

    Sep 9 -- Sep 11

    $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.

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

    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.

  71. December
  72. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1 December 16 to 18 2016

    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.

  73. January
  74. AIARE Level 1

    AIARE Level 1 Jan 3 to 8 2017

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 3 -- Jan 8

    $325.00

    The Level 1 Avalanche course is a 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management. The course is a combination of lectures and fieldwork with two 3.5-hour evening sessions at Pro Ski and Mountain Service of North Bend, and two field days in the Snoqualmie Backcountry.

  75. AIARE Level 2 course

    AIARE Level 2 course

    Jan 5 -- Jan 8

    $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.

  76. AIARE 1

    AIARE Level 1 January 10 to 15 2017

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 10 -- Jan 15

    $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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. February
  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. March
  84. 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.

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

    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 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.

  86. Grand Desert Glacier near Verbier, Switzerland

    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.

  87. 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.

  88. April
  89. 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.

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

    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. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. Valdez 2015 impressions. Trevor photo

    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.

  93. 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.

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

    Bernese Oberland Ski Traverse 2017

    Bernese Alps, Switzerland

    Apr 17 -- Apr 22

    $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.

  95. 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.


  96. May
  97. 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.