Price & Schedule

Private Rates

The following rates are per person, per day

Climber: Guide
Ratio
Daily Rate
1:1$500
2:1$400
3:1$350
4:1$300

*Food is not included on private backcountry ski tours. Alpine Ascents can provide cooked meals (breakfast/dinner) on the multi-day tours for an additional $45/person/day.

If a trip requires additional guides due to the ski objective or special needs of the climber(s), prices will vary.

Payment Policy

  • A deposit of $500.00 is due at the time of registration to reserve a climb.
  • Each deposit includes a $300.00 nonrefundable registration fee.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to climb start date, unless otherwise specified, and can be paid by check, wire transfer, ACH or by credit card with a surcharge of 3%.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the climb.

Price Includes

  • Climb itinerary
  • Guide fees
  • Park fees
  • Group equipment such as ropes, snow and ice protection, etc.
  • Alpine Ascents Logo Item

Price Does Not Include

  • Food during trip
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead
  • Tents not provided (can be rented)
  • Forest/National Park Service parking pass
  • Personal gear (see equipment list)
  • Transportation to/from Seattle, Washington
  • Hotels/lodging in Seattle.
    (We have a preferred arrangement with the Marqueen Hotel, 1 block from our office)
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evac fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc)
  • Trip cancellation insurance

Private Climbs Cancellation/Refund Policy

Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all programs. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.

  • Full refunds, less the nonrefundable registration fee, will be provided for cancellations made 120-days prior to the climb start date.
  • 50% refunds, less the nonrefundable registration fee, will be provided for cancellations made 90-119 days prior to the climb start date.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made 89-days prior to the climb start date.
  • Alpine Ascents International will attempt to accommodate changes and cancellations when necessary, waiving certain fees when feasible.
  • All cancellation/refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the deadlines stated above.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

Trip cancellation insurance allows you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

This was my first trip with Alpine Ascents International, and it simply exceeded my wildest expectations. There are not enough superlatives to describe the leadership qualities of my guide. He was simply outstanding, and directly contributed to my reaching all of my personal goals on this trip, including the summit. Sorry, but I can’t think of any suggestions for improvement. Simply, it was a first class operation the entire way, and I can’t wait to go on another trip

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Photo Credit: Ruby Mountain Heli

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