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
Our class room in the Alpental backcountry

Avalanche Course AIARE Level 1 - Snoqualmie Pass

$335.00
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.
Avalanche Course AIARE Level 1 - Crystal Mountain

Avalanche Course AIARE Level 1 - Crystal Mountain

$335.00
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.
The value of a propagation saw test

Avalanche Course AIARE Level 2 - Snoqualmie Pass

$480.00

The level 2 avalanche course is a 4-day program that builds on the level 1 curriculum, and advances the students knowledge of avalanche stability and decision making skills. This course is designed for aspiring guides, patrollers, and experienced backcountry skiers who are looking to learn the industry standards for recording and observing factors critical to stability evaluation.

Pineapple basin (Hammerquist photo

1-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass

$160.00

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

$160.00

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.

Avalanche Course AIARE Level 1 Refresher - Snoqualmie Pass

Avalanche Course AIARE Level 1 Refresher - 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

$160.00
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 Intro to 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 Intro to Ski Touring Course - Crystal Mountain

3-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Crystal Mountain

$450.00

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 Intro to Splitboarding Course

3-Day Intro to 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!
The rarely skied Chair Peak South Shoulder Couloir with the Chair Peak basin below

Advanced Ski Touring Course - Sundays - Snoqualmie Pass

Feb 5, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017

$700.00
This four-day course will build on your previous backcountry skiing experience.
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.
pinpoint search

Advanced Transceiver Search

Jan 21, 2017 - Jan 21, 2017

$125.00
A great refresher and enhancer of your transceiver skills.
Learning how to set a skin track on the North Slopes of Chair Peak

4-Day Intro to Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass/Crystal Mountain

$600.00

The best way to become a better backcountry skier is to take a skitouring course. Both the Alpental backcountry and Crystal Mountain backcountry are amazing training grounds within easy access from Seattle. The course is targeted at the intermediate to advanced alpine skier who would like to start venturing into the backcountry on skis. This is a how-to, when-to course and we believe that the best classroom setting is in the outdoors.

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.
On the way back down the Coleman Glacier

Mount Baker Ski Mountaineering Course

May 12, 2017 - May 15, 2017

$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.
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.