1. December
  2. Pin point search made easy

    AIARE 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Dec 26 -- Dec 28

    $325.00

    This three-day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.

  3. January
  4. You will do this

    3 day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 2 -- Jan 4

    $450.00

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

  5. Alpental backcountry at its best

    1 Day Ski Touring Intro

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 3 -- Jan 3

    $155.00

    Your first ski tour - just do it!

  6. Our outdoor classroom

    AIARE 1 Refresher

    Jan 4 -- Jan 4

    $175.00

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

  7. Pin point search made easy

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 6 -- Jan 11

    $325.00

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

  8. Facets!

    AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course

    Alpental

    Jan 8 -- Jan 11

    $480.00

    Prerequisite: Level 1 or equivalent highly recommended.

  9. Our outdoor classroom

    AIARE 1 Refresher

    Jan 10 -- Jan 10

    $175.00

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

  10. The classic Cascade snowpack.

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course -- Issaquah evening classroom

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 13 -- Jan 18

    $325.00

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

  11. skiing back down from the Chair Peak basin

    Intro to Ski Touring - two weekends

    Alpental Backcountry

    Jan 17 -- Jan 25

    $600.00

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

  12. Maritime snow climate pit craft!

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Jan 20 -- Jan 25

    $325.00

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

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

    Advanced Ski Touring Course on Sundays

    Alpental, WA

    Jan 25 -- Feb 15

    $600.00

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

  14. pinpoint search

    Advanced Transceiver Search

    Alpental

    Jan 25 -- Jan 25

    $125.00

    A great refresher and enhancer of your transceiver skills.

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

    Intro to Ski Touring on Saturdays

    Alpental

    Jan 31 -- Feb 21

    $600.00

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

  16. February
  17. Advanced Navigation

    Advanced Navigation

    Alpental

    Feb 1 -- Feb 1

    $185.00

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

  18. Beautiful terrain for your first ski tour

    1 Day Ski Touring Intro

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 1 -- Feb 1

    $155.00

    Your first ski tour - just do it!

  19. Advanced terrain assessment

    AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course

    Feb 6 -- Feb 9

    $480.00

    Prerequisite: Level 1 or equivalent highly recommended.

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

    3 day Intro to Ski Touring Course

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 6 -- Feb 8

    $450.00

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

  21. The basics of a compression test

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 20 -- Feb 22

    $325.00

    This three-day course focuses exclusively on snow safety.

  22. You will do this

    3 day Ski touring Course

    Alpental Valley/Snoqualmie Pass

    Feb 27 -- Mar 1

    $450.00

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

  23. March
  24. Maritime snow climate pit craft!

    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

    Snoqualmie Pass

    Mar 3 -- Mar 8

    $325.00

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

  25. now really thinking about it

    Kendall Shooting Gallery

    Gold Creek Valley, Central Cascades

    Mar 6 -- Mar 8

    $460.00

    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!

  26. Advanced Navigation Course

    Advanced Navigation Course

    Alpental

    Mar 7 -- Mar 7

    $175.00

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

  27. Early morning on Klawatti Col looking towards Eldorado Peak

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    Mar 12 -- Mar 15

    $590.00

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

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

    Fjords of Norway

    Northern Norway

    Mar 16 -- Mar 21

    $3,260.00

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



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

    Short Bus Adventure Ski Week

    Switzerland

    Mar 30 -- Apr 4

    $2,500.00

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

  30. April
  31. below the looming Lemah Towers

    Snoqualmie Haute Route

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness

    Apr 1 -- Apr 5

    $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.

  32. Baker Summit Ridge

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    Apr 5 -- Apr 5

    $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!

  33. Approaching camp near Ripsaw Ridge

    Spearhead Traverse

    BC Coast Range

    Apr 6 -- Apr 9

    $600.00

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

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

    Bernese Oberland Ski Traverse

    Bernese Alps, Switzerland

    Apr 6 -- Apr 11

    $2,150.00

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

  35. Amazing ski terrain below the Gran Zebru

    Ortler Ski Traverse 2015

    Ortler Range, Italy

    Apr 6 -- Apr 11

    $1,850.00

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

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

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    Apr 9 -- Apr 12

    $590.00

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

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

    Haute Route ski tour 2015

    Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland

    Apr 13 -- Apr 18

    $2,200.00

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

  38. fun near Heliotrope Ridge

    Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course

    Apr 16 -- Apr 19

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

    Sahale Peak Ski Touring

    North Cascades National Park

    Apr 18 -- Apr 19

    $350.00

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

  40. Endless ski touring terrain

    Valdez Ski Touring Week

    Valdez, Alaska

    Apr 19 -- Apr 24

    $1,800.00

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

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

    Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa Ski Descent

    France and Italy

    Apr 20 -- Apr 25

    $2,600.00

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

  42. Camp on the Quie Sabe Glacier

    Forbidden Tour

    North Cascades National Park

    Apr 30 -- May 3

    $590.00

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

  43. May
  44. Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    North Cascades

    May 2 -- May 3

    $350.00

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

  45. Mount Baker 10,781ft.

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    May 3 -- May 3

    $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!



  46. Pickets Ski Traverse

    Pickets Ski Traverse

    North Cascades

    May 4 -- May 9

    $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!

  47. Sunrise on the Inspiration Glacier

    Isolation Traverse

    North Cascades National Park

    May 7 -- May 10

    $595.00

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

  48. basic climbing in steep snow

    Ski Mountaineering Course in Boston Basin

    North Cascades National Park

    May 7 -- May 10

    $720.00

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

  49. On the lower Inspiration Glacier Plateau

    Forbidden Express

    North Cascades National Park

    May 8 -- May 10

    $520.00

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

  50. Waddington's North West summit

    Mt Waddington Ski Expedition

    Coast Range, B.C., Canada

    May 8 -- May 17

    $2,800.00

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

  51. Taking a break on the Curtain morain

    Spearhead Traverse Express

    BC Coast Range

    May 8 -- May 10

    $545.00

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

  52. Black Buttes Camp with Mount Baker in the background

    Mount Baker Ski Summit Express

    Mount Baker in the North Cascades

    May 9 -- May 10

    $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.

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

    Sahale Peak Ski Touring

    North Cascades National Park

    May 16 -- May 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!

  54. Colfax Peak in the background

    Mount Baker Ski Summit

    Mt. Baker

    May 22 -- May 24

    $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!

  55. June
  56. Baker Summit Ridge

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mt. Baker

    Jun 7 -- Jun 7

    $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!

  57. July
  58. The Kautz Chute from Camp Hazard

    Mount Rainier Climb

    Mount Rainier National Park

    Jul 12 -- Jul 15

    $1,326.00

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

  59. October
  60. 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.