Martin Volken and the guides of Pro Guiding Service have pioneered many alpine climbing routes, ski descents and ski traverses. We have also written the books, "Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass", "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington" and "Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski touring and Ski mountaineering". Our trips and stories have been featured in the American Alpine Journal, Outside Magazine, The Ski Journal, Backcountry Magazine, Skiing Magazine and more.

Recent Press from:
Pro Guiding Service and Pro Ski and Mountain Service


  • Martin Volken recently did a couple interviews with Alpin a German magazine based in Berlin as well as 4-Seasons Das Outdoor-Magazin von Transa based in Switzerland. If you read German these are both great articles not only about Martin Volken, but the beautiful North Cascades that are our backyard. 

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine



  • ELEVATION outdoors Magazine online featured article ON Pro Ski AND Mountain Service.

  • "This was my fourth trip with PGS since 2009. Our guide Trevor, like the guides on previous trips, did an outstanding job. His expertise was obvious, and he reiterated the PGS philosophy of safety and efficiency of movement. His familiarity with the terrain and route finding in occasionally poor visibility was spot on, he promoted a relaxing and positive atmosphere, and he was an enjoyable guy to spend time in the mountains with. Another thing I've noticed about PGS trips is that you can count on meeting great people; you'll quickly feel like you're on a trip with friends instead of people you just met. And now I just have to figure out which trip (or trips) I'll do next season."  Doug McDonnal  FULL Trip Report Here