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Snoqualmie Pass
Snoqualmie Pass

1-day Intro to backcountry skiing in Snoqualmie Pass, near Seattle

A certified guide will lead you on this fun, enjoyable, engaging and delightful 1-day introduction to backcountry skiing, located close to Seattle in the beautiful region of Snoqualmie Pass, long known as a veritable wonderland of outdoor activities.




Cascade Range


1 Day


Jan - Mar




First Time


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  • Learn the basic skills and techniques of backcountry skiing
  • Take in the beautiful scenery of Snoqualmie Pass
  • Drive to Snoqualmie Pass from Seattle for the day!


Join me on this 1-day introduction to backcountry skiing and I promise you will gain the confidence and skills to enable you to maximize your enjoyment of this activity, all in the beautiful surrounds of Snoqualmie Pass, near Seattle, long known for having some of the prettiest and alluring scenery in the state.

Snoqualmie Pass is located a mere 54 miles from the bustling metropolis of Seattle, and this has resulted in it becoming exponentially more popular over the past 20 years. The landscape, terrain and scenery is picture-perfect, with idyllic alpine forests giving way to breath-taking lakes and valleys, all with the captivating snow-capped mountains in the background.

We will meet in the morning close to the ski area, in the backcountry area, and initially we will be running through how to put on your equipment properly, and also all relevant safety information, including an avalanche beacon safety check.

From here we will begin skiing in earnest, as we head on to the powder to learn basic skills such as uphill moves and kick turns, and the safest and most efficient techniques and movements to utilize whilst skiing downhill in a backcountry setting.

There of course will be ample time amongst the teaching to take in the marvelous views around us and breathe in the crisp, clean and fresh air.

After 6 or 7 hours we will finish, hopefully having whetted your appetite for more backcountry skiing.

Learning how to backcountry ski in Snoqualmie Pass is fun and useful – book to now to learn this skill!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Activity


-Run through equipment and safety informaton

-Learn basic backcountry skiing techniques



More info

It is recommended you bring with you: CLOTHING BASE LAYER o 1 Bottom - midweight or lightweight o 1 Top - midweight or lightweight o Sock Liners o Ski Socks MID LAYER o Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece - only one of these is necessary OUTERWEAR o Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacket o Schoeller™ Type Pants o Warm Hat - should cover ears o Sun Hat - baseball type or visor o Lightweight Gloves o Ski Gloves PERSONAL GEAR o Day Pack – 25 to 40 Liters o Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide mouth, hydration system o Lunch and Snacks - appropriate for a full day outing o Sunglasses - adequate for snow travel o Goggles o Sunscreen - SPF >25, waterproof o Lip Balm - SPF 15+ o Headlamp - lightweight LED recommended SKI GEAR o Skis - Alpine Touring or Telemark o Ski Boots - Alpine Touring or Telemark – no downhill boots o Ski Poles - telescopic poles work well, but not required o Climbing Skins o Ski Crampons - o Ski Brakes SAFETY GEAR o Transceiver o Shovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferred o Probe - dedicated probe only, ski poles do not suffice OPTIONAL ITEMS *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participate. o Down or Synthetic Jacket o Thermos - vacuum type o Compass - adjustable declination a must o Altimeter - Suunto watch works well o Map Case - large zip-loc will suffice o Maps - contact guiding office for appropriate quadrangles

Meeting point

Snoqualmie Pass

About the guide: E-S Adventure Guides

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E-S Adventure Guides



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One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



All perfect



Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!



Can not review - guide cancelled but the trip was not to Perce Rock if we had gone - sadly.. tour was was what was advertised and destination was not where planned Ultimately the full day paddle was canceled by the guide company Effort was there and communication was good! Just booked what I wanted and was not what the guide could offer …

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