Offered weekly January through April! Crystal Mountain's 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. If our scheduled dates don't work for you just give us a call and we can add your preferred date to our calendar!
Offered weekly January through April! Open to backcountry skiers (AT, Randonee, or Telemark) and splitboarders.
We will meet at Crystal Mountain and decide where to go from there based on avalanche and snow conditions and the group's skill level. Advanced and intermediate groupings are possible. See Itinerary for a list of possible day trips.
We also offer this trip any day of the season on a private basis. Advertised price based on 3-4 skiers per guide.
For 1 or 2 people please refer to our private rates.
Backcountry Days Trips are also offered at Snoqualmie Pass.
Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate
Skills Required: Advanced skiing skills in the ski area, prior ski touring experience required
Fitness Level: Moderately Strenuous
We will meet at the Crystal Mountain base area and start touring into the backcountry from there. We have the option of getting a single lift ride to the top of the ski area to start touring from there (lift ticket not included in the price).
• Pickhandle Basin
• Bullion basin
• Norse Peak
• Goat Lake area
• East Peak
Suggestions for side country and steep skiing days:
(These suggestions require a lift ticket which is not included in the price)
• Introduction to side country terrain around the Throne, Silver King and Three Way Peak
• Steep Skiing rotations on the Silver King
Snow Travel Gear
Although tipping is not a requirement, it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or flat amount that you are comfortable with.