Skiing

Ski Touring with Pacific Alpine Guides

Olympic Mountains Skiing with Pacific Alpine Guides

OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS

Guided backcountry skiing and riding in Olympic National Park, home to some of the best terrain and winter access in the Northwest. We offer programs in the Hurricane Ridge area, as well as custom descents deeper in the range.

LOCATION: Olympic Mountains
DURATION: 1-3 days
COST: varies

North Cascades Skiing with Pacific Alpine Guides

NORTH CASCADES & MT. BAKER

Often compared to the Alps, North Cascades National Park is home to highest concentration of glaciated terrain in the Lower 48. Mt. Baker offers descents up to 8,000′ vertical feet and is the second most glaciated mountain in the Cascade Range.

OPTIONS: Mt. Baker Ski Ascents, Glacier Ski Mountaineering Course, Forbidden Tour
LENGTH: 2-6 days
COST: custom

CANADA

A land of high alpine glaciated terrain, pillowy tree skiing, and comfortable backcountry huts. Rogers Pass has possibly the highest concentration of road accessed ski touring in North America, and the Wapta Traverse is comparable only to the Haute Route.

OPTIONS: Rogers Pass Hut-Based Ski Touring, Wapta Traverse
DURATION: 4-6 days
COST: varies

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ALASKA

Our Wrangell-St. Elias Ski Touring expedition ventures deep into the wilds of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, utilizing ski plane access. Valdez Heli Touring offers a combination of incredible road and helicopter access at Thompson Pass.

LOCATIONS: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Chugach Mountains
TIME OF YEAR: March-June
COST: varies by trip

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INTERNATIONAL

International ski touring and ski mountaineering expeditions offered on a custom and scheduled basis, including the Chile Volcanoes Ski Expedition, attempting summit ski descents of four different mountains in Southern Chile’s Araucania Region.

LOCATIONS: Worldwide
LENGTH: 8+ days
COST: varies by trip

Skiing Courses with Pacific Alpine Guides

COURSES

Learn the skills to ski and ride with confidence in the backcountry on our Ski Touring Skills Course, or learn the essentials of avalanche risk management, decision making, and companion rescue on our AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course.

LOCATIONS: Olympic Mountains, Mt. Baker
LENGTH: 1-3 days
COST: varies