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Backcountry skiing in Washington State: “Forbidden Tour” in the North Cascades (3 days)

Forbidden Tour
Forbidden Tour

A certified guide will take you on this epic, awesome and exciting backcountry skiing adventure through the remote and rugged wilds of the North Cascades in Washington State named the “Forbidden Tour” and guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.


Cascade Range

3 Days

Mar, Apr, May




  • Ski around some of the most isolated and beautiful scenery in Washington State!
  • See mesmerising glaciers, peaks, valleys and lakes
  • Scale the summit of the mighty Fordbidden Peak


I will take you on a wild backcountry skiing adventure through this isolated and beautiful region of Washington State, where the people are scarce and the raw natural beauty of the area is plentiful, as we traipse and travail through some absolutely stunning peaks, mountains, valleys and lakes, all as part of the famous and challenging “Forbidden Tour” in the North Cascades.

Located in the far North of Washington State, the North Cascades National Park is a veritable paradise for those looking to disconnect and go off the beaten path, due to the difficulty of accessing the region and its relative lack of infrastructure and roads.

There is a massive diversity in the flora and fauna found in the area, and amongst the North Cascades Range sits the most expansive glacial system in mainland USA.

Meeting on day 1 at the Eldorado Creek trailhead, we then ski up to the mighty Boston Basin, an awe-inspiring part of the tour with its vast expanses looking out over tree-lined valleys, and it is here we camp overnight.

The next day we ski along the edge of the Quien Sabe and Boston Glaciers, before indulging in the most iconic part of the tour, the descent down the delightful and exquisite Forbidden Glacier to Moraine Lake, camping overnight on the East Ridge of the Forbidden Peak.

The final day entails winding our way back down the Rousch Creek drainage to the start point at Eldorado Creek, where we can also explore Inspiration Glacier, before saying our goodbyes, hopefully having given you the thrill of a lifetime on this unique tour.

Experience the thrill and mystique of the Forbidden Tour and you will never forget it – book now so you don’t miss out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

Price details

Price does not include: Transportation to/from start point, personal food or equipment


Day 1: Boston Basin

Meet at Eldorado Creek trailhead, ski up to Boston Basin, camp overnight.

Day 2: Moraine Lake

Ski along Quien Sabe Glacier and Boston Glacier, ski over North Ridge of Forbidden Peak, descend down Forbidden Glacier to Moraine Lake, camp overnight near East Ridge of Forbidden Peak.

Day 3: Return to Eldorado Creek

Go down Rousch Creek drainage back to Eldorado Creek, option to go to summit of Eldorado or explore Inspiration Glacier.




Camp in tents every night.

More info

Ski touring requires a certain basic level of physical fitness to minimize risk and be enjoyable. In addition to a solid base of aerobic conditioning you need to have the basic core strength to ski in a variety of conditions while carrying a ski pack. The best training you can do for ski touring is ski touring. It is best not to go into any extended trip without finding the time to get in a few days of touring in advance to make sure that your feet are conditioned to your boots.

Meeting point

Eldorado Creek trailhead

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.

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August, 2022

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June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

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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

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January, 2022

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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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