Ski Touring & AIARE Avalanche Courses

Pro Guiding Service offers back country skiing, ski touring and ski mountaineering courses for all ability levels. They are great stand alone courses, but also work very well in conjunction with our extensive AIARE Avalanche courses. Our backcountry ski courses and ski mountaineering courses are conducted in the Snoqualmie backcountry less than one hour from Seattle, the North Cascades National Park, on Mount Baker and the Whistler backcountry. All the courses are movement based courses, meaning you will spend next to no time in the class room. Our courses are 100% application based, meaning you will apply every concept that you are introduced to on a ski tour in relevant terrain. If the offered course dates don't work for you, please call or email us for a private arrangement. We do it all the time.

Ski Touring & AIARE Avalanche 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.

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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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.

 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.
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!
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.

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.

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!
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.

 


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.