Domestic Ski Tours

Pro Guiding Service is the pioneer of classic Washington ski tours such as the Forbidden Tour, the Snoqualmie Haute Route, the Buckner North Face descent etc. We have ski guided people up Mount Shuksan, Mount Baker, the Picket Traverse, the Isolation Traverse, the Ptarmigan Traverse and many more. The guides of Pro Guiding Service are also the authors of the book "Backcountry ski and snowboard routes Washington". Martin Volken wrote the guide book Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass. We ski guide regularly in the Snoqualmie Backcountry on popular routes like the Chair Peak Cirumnavigation, the Slot Couloir, the Kendall Peak area and much more.

Domestic Ski Tours


Below are the officially scheduled trips listed in chronological order.
If you don't see the trip you are interested in on the calendar, let us know, and we can either add it as a public trip or run it as a private trip.
Saturday Backcountry Ski Day Trips - Crystal Mountain

Saturday Backcountry Ski Day Trips - Crystal Mountain

$160.00

Offered weekly January through April! The Crystal Mountain backcountry holds 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 and discover it with us. Offered weekly January through April.

Mount Baker Bullet Train

Mount Baker Bullet Train

$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!

First Tracks at Crystal Mountain

First Tracks at Crystal Mountain

$250.00

Pro Guiding Service is proud to announce the “FIRST TRACKS GUIDED SKI DAY” at Crystal Mountain. No other ski area in Washington can provide this kind of experience.  Teaming up with Crystal Mountain Resort, Pro Guiding Service will provide an early Gondola ride to the top of Crystal Mountain, followed by a great breakfast before we embark on a guided ski tour in the near Crystal backcountry. 

The classic view of Torment and Forbidden Peak from the Eldorado area

Forbidden Tour

$610.00
Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.
The entrance of the Slot Couloir

TGIF Backcountry Ski Day Trips - Snoqualmie Pass

$160.00

Offered weekly January through April! 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. Offered weekly January through April.

Approaching camp near Ripsaw Ridge

Spearhead Traverse Express

$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. 

now really thinking about it

Kendall Shooting Gallery

Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017

$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!
Approaching camp near Ripsaw Ridge

Spearhead Traverse

Mar 30, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017

$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.
below the looming Lemah Towers

Snoqualmie Haute Route

Apr 5, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017

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

Sahale Peak Ski Touring

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017

$350.00
It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!
Valdez Ski Touring Week 2017

Valdez Ski Touring Week 2017

Apr 17, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017

$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.
Sunrise on the Inspiration Glacier

Isolation Traverse

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

$595.00
The Isolation Traverse takes you through the mountain wilderness north of Eldorado.
basic climbing in steep snow

Ski Mountaineering Course in Boston Basin

May 4, 2017 - May 7, 2017

$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.
Black Buttes Camp with Mount Baker in the background

Mount Baker Ski Summit Express

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017

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

Sahale Peak Ski Touring

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017

$350.00
It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!
Pickets Ski Traverse

Pickets Ski Traverse

May 9, 2017 - May 14, 2017

$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!
Colfax Peak in the background

Mount Baker Ski Summit

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017

$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!
On the lower Inspiration Glacier Plateau

Forbidden Traverse Express

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017

$520.00
Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

May 28, 2017 - May 29, 2017

$370.00
Mt. Shuksan boasts some of the most impressive icefalls, faces, and towers this side of Alaska.