Ski & Avalanche Programs

Alpine Ascents Backcountry Ski and Avalanche Education Programs

Alpine Ascents backcountry ski programs and avalanche education courses operate in the North Cascades, Snoqualmie Pass, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker.  Our programs consists of highly specialized training courses designed for individuals who desire to become competent backcountry travelers.  Alpine Ascents offers a variety of programs for all abilities and mode of backcountry winter travel.  Our low ratio courses taught by top ski and backcountry travel guides will provide high level instruction while enjoying the wilderness experience in a winter wonderland.   Alpine Ascents is proud to offer backcountry ski courses, private instruction, and ski descents of Cascade Volcanoes, Mount Baker and Mount Adams.

Alpine Ascents and AIARE – American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education

Alpine Ascents is proud to partner with The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) to provide avalanche education courses. AIARE is a nonprofit established in 1998 specializing in development of avalanche education curriculum. AIARE’s mission is to save lives through education for recreationalists and professionals.  Our instructors are certified by AIARE to teach avalanche education.  Alpine Ascents is proud to offer AIARE Rescue Course, AIARE Level 1, and AIARE Level 2

 

When I compare Alpine Ascents International with other guided groups I see in the mountains, I always feel like I’m using the best guide service.  Never have had a doubt about that.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Dear Alpine Ascents: Mountaineering Courses

    Hey Alpine, I’m resolved. 2022 is the year I learn the ropes (pun intended) of mountaineering. You have a lot of offerings on your site and I’m not sure which one is right for me. Can you give me the CliffsNotes explanation of the difference between them all? There’s a 6-Day, 8-Day, 9-Day, 10-Day, 13-Day, […]

  • Extreme Self-Care: Expedition Style

    by Aili Farquhar  As you toil against the steepness of the hill, the backpack hipbelt secured to your sled digs into your harness.  All the sweat accumulated and dried in your hair during your sunny journey across the lower glacier begins to itch as a fresh new layer accumulates under your sunscreen-rimmed hat.  After setting […]

  • Guide Trip Report: Denali Traverse

    by Sam Hennessey Climbing in the Alaska Range in late spring sometimes feels like stepping into another world. The endless daylight, and the sheer contrast of Denali towering over the rest of the state gives it an atmosphere like no other. For the last decade, Michael Gardner and I have stared down from the upper […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
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