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.
Backcountry Ski Day Trips - Crystal Mountain

Backcountry Ski Day Trips - Crystal Mountain

$200.00

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!

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

Forbidden Tour

$750.00
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 Trips - Snoqualmie Pass

$175.00

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.

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Kendall Shooting Gallery

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018

$640.00
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!
below the looming Lemah Towers

Snoqualmie Haute Route

Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018

$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.
Valdez Ski Touring Week 2018

Valdez Ski Touring Week 2018

Apr 16, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018

$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 26, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018

$750.00
The Isolation Traverse takes you through the mountain wilderness north of Eldorado.
Early morning on the Quien Sabe Glacier with  Johannisberg in the back. Andrew McLean photo

Sahale Peak Ski Touring

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018

$390.00
It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!
Black Buttes Camp with Mount Baker in the background

Mount Baker Ski Summit Express

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018

$390.00
Do you simply want to summit this beautiful peak on skis over a quick weekend? Are you fit and ready? Come with us.
Pickets Ski Traverse

Pickets Ski Traverse

May 8, 2018 - May 13, 2018

$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 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

$540.00
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 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018

$540.00
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 27, 2018 - May 28, 2018

$390.00
Mt. Shuksan boasts some of the most impressive icefalls, faces, and towers this side of Alaska.