Domestic Ski Tours

Pro Guiding Service is the pioneer of classic Washington ski tours such as the Forbidden Tour, the Snoqualmie Haute Route, the Buckner North Face descent etc. We have ski guided people up Mount Shuksan, Mount Baker, the Picket Traverse, the Isolation Traverse, the Ptarmigan Traverse and many more. The guides of Pro Guiding Service are also the authors of the book "Backcountry ski and snowboard routes Washington". Martin Volken wrote the guide book Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass. We ski guide regularly in the Snoqualmie Backcountry on popular routes like the Chair Peak Cirumnavigation, the Slot Couloir, the Kendall Peak area and much more.

Domestic Ski Tours


Below are the officially scheduled trips listed in chronological order.
If you don't see the trip you are interested in on the calendar, let us know, and we can either add it as a public trip or run it as a private trip.
The entrance of the Slot Couloir

TGIF Backcountry Ski Trips - Snoqualmie Pass

$185.00

Offered weekly January through April! The mountains in the greater Seattle backyard hold a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come with us and discover the surprising area north of Snoqualmie Pass. Offered weekly January through April. Alternating Fridays & Saturdays throughout the winter. 

Mt Baker Bullet Train: 1-Day Ski Summit

Mt Baker Bullet Train: 1-Day Ski Summit

$275.00

Mount Baker is the quintessential ski summit. Huge vertical, spectacular glaciers and moderate skiing. On the Bullet Train, we ski it in one day!

Early morning on the Quien Sabe Glacier with  Johannisberg in the back. Andrew McLean photo

Sahale Peak Ski Touring

$400.00

It's been named the best view summit in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Some folks claim that one can see over 200 Cascadian summits from the top at just under 9,000 feet. There is a touch of ski mountaineering involved to reach the actual summit. Skiing down the Sahale Arm or the Quien Sabe Glacier is moderate and the setting is spectacular.

Ski Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

Ski Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

$420.00

Mt. Shuksan boasts some of the most impressive icefalls, faces, and towers this side of Alaska. The White Salmon ski tour provides all the elements that make Mt. Shuksan great: a spectacular setting, long descents, and bona fide ski mountaineering challenges throughout. 

The classic view of Torment and Forbidden Peak from the Eldorado area

Forbidden Tour

$750.00

Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it. The combination of the high alpine atmosphere, the great skiing and mountain wilderness make this trip a must for every srious backcountry skier. The region hosts every element that is needed to show what advanced ski touring in the Cascades is all about.

Spearhead Traverse Express

Spearhead Traverse Express

$650.00

The Pacific Northwest's Spearhead Traverse is in a spectacular setting in the back country of the continent's best ski area.  This 3-day trip has easy access, heavily glaciated terrain, and even a hut make it a must for anybody who is serious about ski touring. It seems incredible to me that a ski traverse of such quality and easy access (we take the lift to the top of the Blackcomb ski area) can still offer so much solitude and such a wilderness experience. The Spearhead Traverse Express follows the same route as the standard Spearhead Express, we just do it a bit faster. 

Backcountry Ski Day Trips - Crystal Mountain

Backcountry Ski Day Trips - Crystal Mountain

$210.00

Offered weekly January through April! The Crystal Mountain backcountry holds a collection of backcountry skiing gems that should not be missed. There are couloirs to ski, peaks and slopes with views hard to find, and hidden powder lines to discover. Come and discover it with us. Offered weekly January through April.

Splitfest Backcountry Splitboard Day at Mount Baker

Splitfest Backcountry Splitboard Day at Mount Baker

$185.00
If you have been waiting for the opportunity to explore life beyond the ski lifts, try it for a day with our splitboarding instructor and guide Jere Burrell. Come join us in the Mount Baker Backcountry for one of the two days prior to this year's Splitfest if you want to make the most of a powder filled backcountry day!
Forest McBrian skiing Fury

Pickets Ski Traverse

$1,300.00

A ski traverse through the famed Picket Range of the North Cascades National Park. It is a once in a lifetime trip!

2-Day Mt. Baker Ski Summit Express

2-Day Mt. Baker Ski Summit Express

$420.00

Do you simply want to summit this beautiful peak on skis over a quick weekend? Are you fit and ready? Come with us.

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Kendall Shooting Gallery

Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019

$680.00
The backside of Kendall Peak is one of the hidden gems in the Snoqualmie Pass backcountry. Spend a few days skiing as many couloirs and chutes as you can!
below the looming Lemah Towers

Snoqualmie Haute Route

Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019

$920.00
The Snoqualmie Haute Route is a committing, long, multi-day alpine traverse leading from Alpental to Mount Hinman and beyond that will bring new meaning to Snoqualmie Pass ski touring.
Approaching camp near Ripsaw Ridge

Spearhead Traverse

Apr 5, 2019 - Apr 8, 2019

$840.00

Europe has the Haute Route. The Northwest has the Spearhead Traverse. This high alpine ski tour in Garibaldi Provincial Park features everything it takes to become a classic. This 4-Day trip has easy access, a spectacular setting in the back country of Whistler / Blackcomb ski area, heavily glaciated terrain and even a hut make it a must for anybody who is serious about ski touring. It seems incredible that a ski traverse of such quality and easy access (we take the lift to the top of the Blackcomb ski area) can still offer so much solitude and such a wilderness experience. 

Sunrise on the Inspiration Glacier

Isolation Ski Traverse

Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

$800.00

The Isolation Traverse takes you through the mountain wilderness north of Eldorado. From the high peaks of the Colonial-Snowfield group to the glacial expanses of the McAllister and Inspiration glaciers, this trip is a true North Cascades adventure. We will cross high cols, summit lonely peaks, and cross big glaciers. It's a natural and compelling route that offers some great skiing and an unforgettable adventure.

Colfax Peak in the background

3-Day Mount Baker Ski Summit

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

$650.00
Mount Baker offers some of the best ski touring in the state. It's hard to argue with 8,000 feet of vertical!