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Beginner backcountry ski tours in Washington State (Multiple locations)

Beginner backcountry ski tours in Washington State (Multiple locations) | United States

Join a certified guide on a journey to the Pacific Northwest and enjoy a beginner-level backcountry ski tour in the great state of Washington and some of the Cascade Mountains most enchanting locations like Mt. Rainier National Park, Mt. Baker, Crystal Mountain, and Snoqualmie Pass.


1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar




* Discover the magic of the Pacific Northwest and the charming Cascades.

* Learn vital information on your way to becoming a backcountry skier.

* Have a great day skiing in varied terrain with a certified, knowledgeable guide.


Step into the backcountry of the scenic Cascade Mountains and take a beginner ski tour in the state of Washington! Set within the Pacific Northwest of the United States, this guided program places you in a wide variety of terrain to acquire the necessary skills to become a proficient backcountry skier!

The state of Washington is located along the Pacific Coast, sharing its northern border with Canada. Its noble trees and rugged wilderness have earned it the nickname “the Evergreen State,” and with good reason. Its mountains and valleys have a lush beauty that is rare and hard to find anywhere else in the world. Seattle is within an hour of some incredible ski trails, but five-star runs can be found all across the Cascade Mountains.

The extensive landscape and compelling geology are just the place for you to join the backcountry skiing community. Our program is designed to break you into the sport surrounded by exciting features that will keep you smiling all day long. We will focus on traveling in the backcountry, ski techniques to transition you onto ungroomed terrain, and so much more.

The best part of your experience comes from the plethora of great ski spots to choose from. Mt. Baker has developed into a backcountry paradise near the Canadian border, featuring heavy snowfall and stunning glaciers. Just outside of Seattle, Snoqualmie Pass is easy to get to and features a network of trails on 500 acres of backcountry.

Further south, Mt. Rainier National Park and Crystal Mountain serve up some mouth-watering runs that are perfect for learning the ropes. Crystal has phenomenal views of Mt. Rainier, the iconic mountain of the entire state, while Mt. Rainier National Park has plenty of powder and tons of runs. Tree-lined routes, righteous couloirs, and non-stop panoramas define this region, making it a wonderful classroom for a day on the slopes.

You can expect to build a foundation of fundamental skills, such as trip planning, avalanche safety and preparation, equipment use and care, navigation, and skiing techniques tailored to the backcountry. You will gain the confidence necessary to ski comfortably in all types of terrain, setting you up for success and further lessons in various landscapes.

You should be a talented skier who is physically fit and ready to move into backcountry. Ski touring can be demanding, so be prepared to hike the better part of the day with a 30-pound backpack. Bringing a good attitude and passion for skiing will make this one of the best ski lessons of your life.

Book this amazing beginner backcountry skiing program in the heart of the Cascades NOW and see why Washington State is the place to go for snow-filled adventure!

For more advanced and ambitious skiers, we can spend two days ski touring in Mt. Baker’s epic snowpack!

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

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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



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!



Guides was the best ones!!! Super stars:)

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