When I immigrated to the United States in 1990, from Switzerland, skiing was what I knew and was my passion. I opened up the original Pro Ski Service store in a tiny location in Seattle in 1991, focused on ski sales and service. While continuing to grow the ski shop I earned my Swiss IFMGA mountain guides license in 1996.
The combined knowledge acquired in the mountains and in the retail store left a mark on how we do business to this day. In 1999, I founded Pro Guiding Service and opened up another retail location closer to the mountains in North Bend, WA. In 2005, I sold the Seattle store to focus on the North Bend store in conjunction with the guiding office.
30 years later we are still going strong, helping adventurers tackle the next summit, learn invaluable mountaineering skills, and outfitting them to be ready for their next challenge.