Individual Routes

Each route featured here is a downloadable PDF from the classic "Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass," which is now out of print. These tours were pioneered and written up by Martin Volken.

Individual Routes
Melakwa Point

Melakwa Point

$3.00
This tour is definitively an advanced ski tour with several transitions, a touch of ski mountaineering and a rewarding steep ski descent.
Mount Thompson

Mount Thompson

$3.00
The Mount Thompson Tour is a good introduction to Cascade ski mountaineering.
Snoqualmie Mountain via Cave Ridge

Snoqualmie Mountain via Cave Ridge

$3.00
This tour is a classic.
Granite West

Granite West

$3.00
This short, simple tour combines enjoyable sub-alpine tree skiing with spectacular views of the west cirque of Granite Mountain.
Slot Couloir via Cave Ridge

Slot Couloir via Cave Ridge

$3.00
An approach to the Slot Couloir that offers real diversity.
Mount Hyak

Mount Hyak

$3.00
Mount Hyak is located just barely east of the Hyak Ski Area and makes for an excellent little tour for the absolute novice.
Snoqualmie Middle Fork Descent

Snoqualmie Middle Fork Descent

$3.00
A 4,500-foot vertical descent is a beautiful thing, especially off a 6,180-foot mountain.
Chair Peak North Slope Descent

Chair Peak North Slope Descent

$3.00
This is a moderate tour in a spectacular environment in the upper Alpental valley.
The Slot Couloir

The Slot Couloir

$3.00
The Slot Couloir is one of the best tours in this selection. See for yourself!
Lundin Peak

Lundin Peak

$3.00
Lundin Peak is a rewarding introduction to ski mountaineering.
Alaska Mountain

Alaska Mountain

$3.00
With almost 2,600 feet of vertical, Alaska Mountain's south face is one of the most consistent long runs in this region.
Pineapple Basin

Pineapple Basin

$3.00
This tour is an excellent introduction to the Alpental backcountry.
The Forbidden Tour

The Forbidden Tour

$5.00
This multiday ski tour epitomizes everything that makes the North Cascades a great range to climb or to ski in.
Kendall Peak, West Flank

Kendall Peak, West Flank

$3.00
A surprisingly rugged peak.
Mount Catherine

Mount Catherine

$3.00
A surprising amount of vertical and a long ski descent in fairly steep old-growth forest.
Snow Lake Divide

Snow Lake Divide

$3.00
An excellent introductory tour.
Jolly Mountain

Jolly Mountain

$3.00
Great skiing in non-committing terrain, with spectacular views of the Stewart Range.
McClellan Butte East Face

McClellan Butte East Face

$3.00
An uninterrupted fall line descent of just about 3000 feet.
Mount Roosevelt

Mount Roosevelt

$3.00
The view from the summit of Mount Roosevelt is probably the best in the area.
Snoqualmie Mountain East Summit

Snoqualmie Mountain East Summit

$3.00
This ski tour offers great skiing and spectacular views into the Lemah Range and the lonely Middle Fork valley.
Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain

$3.00
Granite Mountain is a classic moderate ski tour in the Snoqualmie Valley.
The Snoqualmie Haute Route

The Snoqualmie Haute Route

$5.00
A multiday tour that showcases the rugged, and wildly scenic terrain of the Snoqualmie Pass region.
McClellan Butte North Couloir

McClellan Butte North Couloir

$3.00
This couloir is hard to resist. You'll easily see your objective from Interstate 90 at around milepost 40 on the south side of the freeway.
Big Snow Mountain

Big Snow Mountain

$3.00
A remote feel and a good amount of vertical, yet it can be done very safely.
Red Mountain

Red Mountain

$3.00
This beautiful little pyramid offers one of the most consistent steeper slopes in the area.
The Little Snoqualmie Haute Route

The Little Snoqualmie Haute Route

$5.00
A multiday tour that showcases the rugged, and wildly scenic terrain of the Snoqualmie Pass region.
Kendall Stump

Kendall Stump

$3.00
The hill directly north east of Snoqualmie Pass and southeast of the Commonwealth Creek drainage provides an ideal training ground for the ski touring novice.
Overcoat Peak

Overcoat Peak

$3.00
Overcoat Peak will make you feel lucky to live in this area.
The Crooked Couloir

The Crooked Couloir

$3.00
The Crooked Couloir is a spectacular ski descent.
Kaleetan Peak

Kaleetan Peak

$3.00
A steep and beautiful ski descent.