First Tracks at Crystal Mountain

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. 

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$250.00
Difficulty rating and Skill requirements

Difficulty Rating System

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate

Skills Required: Advanced skiing skills in the ski area

Fitness Level: Moderately Strenuous

Prior ski touring experience highly recommended

  • Category: Ski
  • Type: Guided
  • Ratio: 4:1,8:2

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We are 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.


We will meet you at the base of the Crystal Mountain Gondola at 6:30 in the morning and take the gondola up to top. While the sun is rising, we will enjoy a nice breakfast at the Summit House. Shortly before the lifts open to the public, we will scoot off for a great day of backcountry skiing, lift accessed backcountry skiing or a combination of both. Depending on snow and or weather conditions, we might spend the day in the Crystal Mountain "North Backcountry", ski powder off the Silver King, have a great run down the empty ski area and tour up to Norse Peak. Whatever it may turn out to be, it should be a great day of touring guided by one of our certified ski guides. 


The advertised price of $250 per person is based on 3 participants and includes the guiding fee, a single gondola ride and the breakfast. A lift ticket for a day of lift accessed backcountry skiing is not included in the price. 

 


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Sign up for a course or a trip and receive a 10% discount on purchases and a 20% discount on gear rental. Go to Pro Ski and Mountain Service. Pro Ski and Mountain Service is our retail specialty store. It has been located in North Bend, WA since 1999.The past trips and courses have had a large influence on what we sell. Many of our Pro Guiding customers come on trips and courses with gear they purchased from our store. Not only do we want our clients to have the right gear for the job; we also receive direct feedback from them while they are using it in the field. Trust us - if the gear does not work - we won't sell it.





FIRST TRACKS AT CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN
EQUIPMENT LIST
 
CLOTHING
•            BASE  LAYER
o            1 Bottom - midweight or lightweight
o            1 Top - midweight or lightweight
o            Sock Liners
o            Ski Socks
•            MID LAYER
o            Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece - only one of these is necessary
•            OUTERWEAR
o            Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacket
o            Schoeller™  Type Pants
o            Warm Hat - should cover ears
o            Sun Hat - baseball type or visor
o            Lightweight Gloves
o            Ski Gloves
 
PERSONAL GEAR
o            Day Pack – 25 to 40 Liters
o            Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide mouth, hydration system
o            Lunch and Snacks - appropriate for a full day outing
o            Sunglasses - adequate for snow travel
o            Goggles
o            Sunscreen - SPF >25, waterproof
o            Lip Balm - SPF 15+
o            Headlamp - lightweight LED recommended
 
SKI GEAR
o            Skis - Alpine Touring or Telemark
o            Ski Boots - Alpine Touring or Telemark – no downhill boots
o            Ski Poles - telescopic poles work well, but not required
o            Climbing Skins
o            Ski Crampons -
o            Ski Brakes
 
SAFETY GEAR
o            Transceiver
o            Shovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferred
o            Probe - dedicated probe only, ski poles do not suffice
 
OPTIONAL ITEMS *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participate.
 
o            Down or Synthetic Jacket
o            Thermos - vacuum type
o            Compass - adjustable declination a must
o            Altimeter - Suunto watch works well
o            Map Case - large zip-loc will suffice
o            Maps - contact guiding office for appropriate quadrangles
 
GROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PGS  
o            Technical Group Gear, VHF radio
o            Group 1st Aid Kit