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

 

I had a phenomenal time on this course. Writing that our guides were exceptional does not adequately convey how effective their leadership skills were. Throughout the week, we were both led and empowered to develop skills and find our ways of contributing to the group in productive ways. Moreover, during the crevasse rescue, both guides […]

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/19/24

    Greeting follow climbers! This past week has showcased truly classic Pacific Northwest weather with a mixture of sunshine and rain showers (or snow showers in the mountains).  When the weather has allowed teams have been reaching the summit of peaks from the southern part of Washington (Mt Adams) to the northern part of the state […]

  • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/12/2024

    Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]

  • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/05/24

    Greetings follow climbers! Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel […]

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