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1-day Intro to backcountry skiing near Seattle, Washington

Washington State

A certified guide will lead you on this 1-day introductory backcountry skiing course near Seattle, Washington, an area known for its epic scenery, awesome snow and perfect backcountry skiing conditions, including the famous Mt Rainier.


Cascade Range

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Dec




  • Ski close to Seattle around the epic and famous Mt. Rainier, Washington State
  • See some of the most thrilling and stunning views in the Pacific North-West
  • Learn some of the best techniques for backcountry skiing


This 1-day introductory course to backcountry skiing promises to be a fun and memorable day, as I will lead you around some the best backcountry regions for beginners, where I will teach you the best skills and techniques to improve your confidence and allow you to enjoy this amazing activity, all in the picturesque setting of Mt Rainier, near Seattle, Washington.

Western Washington is renowned throughout the country for having some of the freshest, deepest and best snow for backcountry skiing around, with locations such as Steven Pass and Mt Rainier being some of the best. The awesome views and scenery are constant and truly breath-taking, as the tree-lined alpine forests below give way to large valleys and tracts that seem endless.

We meet in the morning, where initially we will be teaching you various important topics related to backcountry skiing, such as trip planning, avalanche awareness, route planning and survival skills.

We then head off the mountains where we will begin skiing, as we teach you the basic skills and techniques that will get you up to speed quickest and allow you to enjoy the activity the more the day goes on.

The conditions in this part of the state are ideal, as the aforementioned fresh powder and beautiful views are all part of what makes this course so memorable and special.

We finish in the afternoon having taught you the skills necessary for you to enjoy this activity for many years to come!

Backcountry skiing near Seattle is an excellent introduction to this amazing activity – book now to experience!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Meet and ski

Meet in the morning, learn about safety information, ski, return in afternoon.



Meeting point

Seattle, Washington

About the guide

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.



What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

Meg James


June, 2023

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 …

Shawn Linio


March, 2023

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Bill Mullins


December, 2022

The guide was super kind friendly and helpful and we had a great time

thilo riegel


August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King


August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker


August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė


August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson


June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli


June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis


March, 2022

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.

Peggy Meyer


March, 2022

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

Lexi Brandon


February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau


February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord


January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anthony Stanzi


January, 2022

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