Instructional Courses

Pro Guiding Service offers instructional courses for all ability levels in AIARE avalanche education, ski touring, ski mountaineering, steep skiing, alpine climbing, ice climbing and rock climbing. Most of those courses are taught in the mountains of the North Cascades National Park, on Mount Baker, Snoqualmie Pass, and the rock climbing areas of Exit 32 and Exit 38 of North Bend, Vantage and the Index Townwall.

Instructional Courses
Rappelling thought the right way

Intro to Rock Climbing

$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 prominent climbing areas of North Bend are located a mere 30 miles from Seattle. 
4-Day Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course

4-Day Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course

$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.
Our class room in the Alpental backcountry

AIARE Avalanche Course Level 1 - Snoqualmie Pass

$350.00
This Avalanche 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. In the AIARE Level 1, 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.
Belay your partner from above in a multi pitch scenario

Squamish Trad-Rock Climbing Course

$850.00

Squamish Rock Climbing is famous for a good reason. The walls of Stawamus Chief Mountain boast some of the best granite climbing in Canada, featuring anything from confidence inspiring single pitch sport routes to enormous multi-pitch crack routes. Our 3-day rock climbing course in Squamish is designed to introduce you to the craft of multi-pitch climbing using traditional gear.

Pineapple basin (Hammerquist photo

1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

$175.00

A safe and fun way to get introduced to the sport of backcountry skiing. You will be introduced to backcountry ski gear and the basics of what ski touring is all about while actually completing your first ski tour. All that with certified skiguides.

Women's Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course and Summit

Women's Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course and Summit

$540.00
Are you a lady wanting to take your backcountry skiing to the next level?
Our Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course is the perfect course the already experienced backcountry 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. Come join the other women who have a passion for the backcountry and a desire to explore further.
Pre dawn at around 8000 feet on the "Coleman Glacier"

3-Day Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

$500.00

Don't have enough time for our full 5-Day Mountaineering school? Gain mountaineering skills including glacier travel, crevasse rescue, and ice climbing on our shortened 3-Day course. Mount Baker is arguably the best location to attain intensive glacier travel skills in the lower 48. We offer multiple dates.

Pit craft learned the right way

AIARE Avalanche Course Level 2 - Snoqualmie Pass

$420.00

The AIARE 2 is a three-day/24-hour course that provides backcountry travelers an opportunity to advance their decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where online resources are scarce. Students will describe and discuss weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain.

3-Day Splitboarding Course

3-Day Splitboarding Course

$450.00
If you have been waiting for the opportunity to explore life beyond the ski lifts, then the 3-day Intro to Splitboarding course is for you. The sport of splitboarding is progressing at a rapid rate and with equipment innovation comes a rapidly evolving skill set. Come join us if you want to make the most of a powder filled backcountry day!
Glacier Travel on the Quien Sabe Glacier

5-day North Cascades Mountaineering Courses

$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. 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.

1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Crystal Mountain

1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Crystal Mountain

$200.00

A safe and fun day to get introduced to the sport of backcountry skiing in the Crystal Mountain backcountry. You will be introduced to backcountry ski gear and the basics of what ski touring is all about while actually completing your first ski tour. All that with certified ski guides.

Trad Rock Climbing Course

Trad Rock Climbing Courses

$475.00

Learn how to place gear for rock climbing the right way--from the ground up. Sport climbing is one thing, placing gear on lead is another. Take on the knowledge and experience of our professional guides to enter into trad climbing safely!

Perfect corn in the foreground, Johanesburg in the background.

Ski Mountaineering Course in Boston Basin

$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.

AIARE Avalanche Course Level 1 - Crystal Mountain

AIARE Avalanche Course Level 1 - Crystal Mountain

$390.00
This Avalanche course near the Crystal Mountain Ski area is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. In the AIARE Level 1, 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.
On the North Slopes of Chair Peak

3-Day Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

$450.00

The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. The ski touring course we offer just one hour away from Seattle in the Alpental backcountry is a stand alone course. We would like to enourage you to combine the ski touring course with one of our AIARE Level 1 courses.

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

$150.00

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course.


Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.

On the Quien Sabe Glacier below Sahale Mountain

3-Day North Cascades Mountaineering Courses

$550.00

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.

Crucial navigation moment on Mount Waddington

Advanced Navigation Course

$190.00
Navigating in the mountains is one of the most important skills a climber, mountaineer, backcountry skier or hiker can acquire. 
The course consists of an evening lecture in North Bend (WA) and a subsequent nighttime ski tour that will be conducted in the dark.

 


1-Day Intro to Splitboarding Course

1-Day Intro to Splitboarding Course

$175.00
If you have been waiting for the opportunity to explore life beyond the ski lifts, try it for a day with our Intro to Splitboarding Course. The sport of splitboarding is progressing at a rapid rate and with equipment innovation comes a rapidly evolving skill set. Come join us if you want to make the most of a powder filled backcountry day!
Lead climbing at the level that you are comfortable with

Lead Climbing Courses

$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.

Alpental Falls in amazing conditions

Ice Climbing Courses 2018

$175.00
Alpental offers excellent access to surprisingly good ice climbing and bolted mixed climbing. You'll only have to tour or snow shoe about 30 minutes to get to our training spot. Both of these very technical disciplines are fun in their own right and can be used as excellent training for aggressive alpine routes.
 Level 1 Avalanche Refresher Course - Snoqualmie Pass

Level 1 Avalanche Refresher Course - Snoqualmie Pass

$175.00
There is so much good information in an AIARE L1 course, it is worth while brushing up on it.
Near "Coleman-Deming Col" (9000 feet)

5-day Mount Baker Mountaineering School and Summit Climb

$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. We offer multiple dates.
Quick ski transitions

Advanced Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

$700.00

This four-day course will build on your previous backcountry skiing experience. You will meet over two consecutive weekends.

3-Day Ski Touring Course - Crystal Mountain

3-Day Ski Touring Course - Crystal Mountain

$575.00

The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. The ski touring course we offer in the Crystal Mountain backcountry, just under 2 hours from Seattle, will teach you how to plan and execute your own backcountry adventure. We would like to encourage you to combine the ski touring course with one of our AIARE Level 1 courses.

Classic Sunny Vantage

Intro and Intermediate Rock Climbing in Vantage, WA

Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018

$360.00
Summer can be slow to arrive in Western Washington, so let's take a short drive to Vantage where the sun is almost always shining!
Nils Watkins getting after it.

Kid's Rock Climbing

Jul 11, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018

$250.00
Kids ages 8-14 will learn about basic rock climbing skills, climbing etiquette and belaying techniques.
Advanced Kid's Rock

Advanced Kid's Rock

Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018

$250.00
We've had great success with our Kid's Rock program and many of the kids are ready for more.
Get comfortable on Alpine Ice.

Alpine Ice Course on Mount Baker

Aug 30, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018

$720.00
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.