Offered weekly January through April! The mountains in Seattle's 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 amazing terrain north of Snoqualmie Pass. 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 the pass 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 Tour Days are also offered at Crystal Mountain.
Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate
Skills Required: Advanced skiing skills in the ski area, prior ski touring experience required.
Fitness Level: Moderately Strenuous
Options for Intermediate day trips:
• Snoqualmie Mountain via Cave Ridge
• Kendall Peak
• Kendall Ridge
• Red Mountain
• The North Slopes below Chair Peak
• Pineapple Basin
• The East Summit of Snoqualmie Mountain
Options for Advanced day trips:
• The Chair Peak Circumnavigation
• Kaleetan Peak
• The Slot Couloir
• The Crooked Couloir
• The West Flank of Kendall Peak
Options for Ski Mountaineering day trips:
• Traverse of Lundin Peak
• The NE Buttress of Chair Peak
• The New York Gully of Snoqualmie Mountain
• The North Face of Chair Peak
• The South Face of the Tooth
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 a flat amount that you are comfortable with.