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Backcountry skiing near Seattle, 3-day Introductory course in Snoqualmie Pass

Your certified guide will lead you on this delightful 3-day introductory course to backcountry skiing, where you will learn the best and most useful techniques to master this activity, all in the picture-perfect setting of Snoqualmie Pass, close to Seattle.


3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar




* Learn the basic skills and techniques required to master ski touring

* Ski amongst some of the best scenery in the Pacific Northwest!

* See spectacular views over the valleys and forests


I will guide over 3 informative and fun days of backcountry skiing, where not only will you learn the best techniques, skills and tools to use to maximize your enjoyment and safety, but you will also be exposed to some of the most beautiful scenery and landscape in the Pacific Northwest, at the marvelous Snoqualmie Pass, near Seattle, Washington.

Located just 54 miles from the state capital of Seattle, Snoqualmie Pass is a tranquil, idyllic slice of paradise in Washington State, and has long been considered a veritable outdoor activity mecca, especially for Winter activities. The tree-lined alpine forests lead to some brilliant vast open valleys, making for optimal skiing conditions.

We meet on the first day, where important basic equipment and safety information is dispensed, before we head off on to the slopes, where we teach you vital techniques about the skiing itself, as well as walking and terrain management.

The following 2 days follow much the same path, as we ski around the awe-inspiring landscapes, stopping to admire the sweeping panoramic views, breath in the fresh and crisp Winter air and continue to teach you more important information, such as map work and avalanche scenarios.

We finish after the three days hopefully having taught you enough for you to feel confident with the basics of ski touring, and also having whetted your appetite to discover more ski touring in the great state of Washington.

Learn the basics of ski touring and have fun doing it in the surrounds of Snoqualmie Pass – book now so you don’t miss out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Meet and Ski

Learn safety and skill techniques whilst ski touring around the mountains.

Day 2: Ski

Learn safety and skill techniques whilst ski touring around the mountains.

Day 3: Ski and Finish

Learn safety and skill techniques whilst ski touring around the mountains.



More info

It is recommended to bring with you: 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 o Small Personal 1st aid kit - blister repair (Compeed™), aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. SKI OR SNOWBOARD GEAR o Skis - Alpine Touring or Telemark o Snowboard – must be a Splitboard or supplemented with snowshoes o Ski Boots - Alpine Touring or Telemark o Ski Poles - telescopic poles work well, but not required o Climbing Skins o Ski Crampons - THESE ARE REQUIRED! o Ski Brakes SAFETY GEAR o Transceiver o Shovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferred o Probe - dedicated probe only, ski poles do not suffice

Meeting point

North Bend, Washington

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain 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.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



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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!



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