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5-day Backcountry ski tour on Mt. Rainier, Washington State

Mt. Rainier
Mt. Rainier

A certified guide will lead you on this epic and unforgettable 5-day backcountry ski tour on Mt. Ranier, Washington State, one of the most spectacular, majestic and awe-inspiring mountains in the United States.


Cascade Range

5 Days





  • Ski tour around the highest peak in Washington State - Mt. Rainier
  • Witness incredible volcanic activity at active craters
  • See spectacular views over the valleys and forests


Join me on this awesome 5-day backcountry ski tour and I promise you will make memories to last a lifetime, as we tackle the mighty Mt. Rainier in Washington State, a towering and world-famous mountain that provides some of the best panoramic views in the USA, as well as geography that includes glaciers, snowfields and volcanic craters.

Located just 95km away from Seattle, Mt. Rainier is the highest peak in Washington State and one of the most prominent mountains in the lower 48 states of the USA. It is currently an active volcano, and its topography and terrain make it a veritable outdoor recreation mecca, as there is ample space for skiing, hiking and more.

We meet at our headquarters in Ashford on the first day, where all relevant equipment and safety information is dispensed. We then leave early the next morning and set off for Camp Muir, where we stay overnight.

The subsequent two days are spent traipsing and travailing around various mesmerizing glaciers, such as Cowlitz, Ingraham, Emmons, Inter and Carbon, which all provide some captivating and marvelous views out over the sweeping valleys and mountainsides, meaning you will be reaching for your camera constantly.

The final two days are spent skiing around the beautiful area of the Carbon Glacier and Ipsut Creek, two glorious regions full of picture-perfect alpine forests and clean, crisp fresh air.

We then finish by following the Carbon River Road and then heading back to the meeting point in Ashford, hopefully having whetted your appetite for more ski touring in the wonderful state of Washington.

Ski touring is the funnest way to discover Mt. Rainier – book now to experience!

Interested in this trip? Send us a request and we’ll do our best to find a certified guide or agency who is authorized to guide in the area and who is available during your dates.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Price does not include:

- Lodging the evening prior to the start of the climb and after the end of the climb

- Meals while not climbing


Day 1: Meet

Meet in Ashford and hold initial briefing which details safety and equioment.

Day 2: Camp Muir

Head up to Camp Muir and stay there overnight.

Day 3: Camp Schurman

Go through Ingraham Glacier and head to Camp Schurman, where we stay overnight.

Day 4: Carbon Glacier

Go to Carbon Glacier and camp somewhere near there overnight.

Day 5: Ipsut Creek Campground

Ski down the gentle terrain near the Carbon Glacier and camp overnight at Ipsut Creek Campground.

Day 6: Finish

Follow Carbon River Road out of the park and then head back to Ashford.




Tents for some nights and bunkhouse for others.

More info

The itinerary is subject to change as the weather and route conditions dictate. If the group is delayed in reaching Paradise due to closure of the road or slowed in our progress around the mountain, we may be forced to make adjustments to the schedule as group fitness and conditions dictate. The guides will make the best decisions for the group based on minimizing risk at all times during the program. Many options exist and it is possible to shorten the route or detour to exit sooner as necessary.

All participants must have excellent physical fitness and strong intermediate to advanced backcountry skiing ability in varied snow conditions.

Meeting point

Ashford, 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

Shawn Linio


March, 2023

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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

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Anthony Stanzi


January, 2022

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Kenji Tsubota


January, 2022

I was very glad to have the Back country ski tour in Montata by following reasons. 1. I had quick replies from my coordinator and guide whenever I asked something; 2. My guide was cool. 3. The tour was well-planned and appropriate duration. 4. Snow was in a good condition. Thank you!!



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