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

 

The expedition was awesome in all aspects, from the guides, to the services provided by AMG, and the office staff. I learned a lot of new things, made new friends and had a lot of fun. As always, the AAI office was very knowledgeable and provided quick and helpful responses to my questions.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • What’s in Your Snack Bag? Backcountry Ski Edition

    Alpine Ascents guide and woman about the Ouray Ice Park, Brooke Warren, is a backcountry snack maestro.  Known for creating a delicious symphony of flavors and textures, Brooke is on top of the nosh game.  If you are about to embark on a day of backcountry skiing or questing up waterfall ice and need a […]

  • 2022 Tahoma (Rainier) Webinar

    If your 2022 summer plans include climbing the mighty Tahoma, check out the webinar we hosted on March 29. Our Director of Operations, Jonathon Spitzer, walked us through pre-trip logistics and everything you need to know before arriving at your 2PM gear check. Senior guide, Lyra Pierotti, outlined the climbing route and the flow of […]

  • Mountain Kitchen Confidential: Cooking on Alaska Range Courses and Beyond

    By Aili Farquhar As the bright sun pops over the shoulder of Mt. Hunter’s North Buttress the steam of our boiling breakfast water curls up into the frosty blue Alaska morning. Soon, the drone of bright DeHavilland Beavers and Otters bringing climbers into and out of the Alaska Range will fill the sky. For now, […]

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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