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.
  1. Mt. Baker Ski Summit Express

    Mt. Baker Ski Summit Express

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

  2. Forest McBrian skiing Fury

    Pickets Ski Traverse

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

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

    Sahale Peak Ski Touring

    It's been named the best summit view in the North Cascades and this may well be true. Come see for yourself!

  4. Mount Baker Bullet Train

    Mount Baker Bullet Train

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

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

    Forbidden Tour

    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.

  6. Colfax Peak in the background

    Mount Baker Ski Summit

    May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

    Mount Baker offers some of the best ski touring in the state. It's hard to argue with 8,000 feet of vertical!
  7. Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    Mt. Shuksan via the White Salmon Glacier

    May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018

    Mt. Shuksan boasts some of the most impressive icefalls, faces, and towers this side of Alaska.
  8. On the lower Inspiration Glacier Plateau

    Forbidden Traverse Express

    May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018

    Martin Volken pioneered this multi-day ski tour in 1999 and we still love guiding it.

  9. now really thinking about it

    Kendall Shooting Gallery

    Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019

    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!
  10. below the looming Lemah Towers

    Snoqualmie Haute Route

    Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019

    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.
  11. Valdez Ski Touring Week 2019

    Valdez Ski Touring Week 2019

    Apr 15, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019

    Valdez is well known for its heli skiing, and the Thompson Pass area is one of our favorite ski mountaineering areas in the U.S. The mountains are wild and spectacular, but surprisingly easy to summit on skis. The snow pack is very maritime and therefore perfect for steeper lines. The fact that we get to stay in the port town of Valdez and enjoy great salmon dinners night after night makes this a uniquely Northwest American experience.
  12. Sunrise on the Inspiration Glacier

    Isolation Traverse

    Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

    The Isolation Traverse takes you through the mountain wilderness north of Eldorado.