Ski Touring & AIARE Avalanche Courses

Pro Guiding Service offers a variety of  courses designed to help you become a proficient backcountry adventurer.  While they are all great stand alone courses, we strongly encourage combining the touring and mountaineering courses with the AIARE avalanche and navigation courses to give you all of the tools necessary to travel safely in the backcountry.  All courses are movement based, meaning you will spend most of your time actively learning in the field, and 100% application based, meaning you will apply every concept that you are introduced to while ski touring in relevant terrain. If the offered course dates don't work for you, please call or email us for a private arrangement.

Ski Touring & AIARE Avalanche Courses
Our class room in the Alpental backcountry

AIARE Avalanche Course Level 1 - Snoqualmie Pass


The AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course is an introduction to using decision making tools to help a group manage risk while traveling in avalanche terrain.   You will learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and make appropriate decisions about your travel in the backcountry based on an avalanche forecast.  You will also be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, snow pack analysis, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, transceiver searches, and much more.

Pit craft learned the right way

AIARE Avalanche Course Level 2 - Snoqualmie Pass


The AIARE level 2 course provides backcountry travellers the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills by applying them to more complicated terrain and situations.  You will learn to describe and discuss weather, snowpack, and avalanche processes, and identify how they relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain.  

On the North Slopes of Chair Peak

3-Day Ski Touring Course - Snoqualmie Pass


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.

 Level 1 Avalanche Refresher Course - Snoqualmie Pass

Level 1 Avalanche Refresher Course - Snoqualmie Pass


There is so much good information in an AIARE Level 1 course, it is worth brushing up on it.