Seattle MAC - Intro to Backcountry Skiing

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Intro to Backcountry Skiing - Snoqualmie Summit East

2/19 update: trip canceled

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

10am @ Summit East main parking. No trip sheet. Look for Carl's white Ford Transit, BNS4246 

Prerequisites: At least 2 years of in-bounds skiing experience and ability to ski black diamond runs (not necessarily in good style) in any conditions. You must be able to get down the hill.

Use the "request leader's permission" to describe your skiing experience and confirm you have acquired touring gear

Students will either need to have their own AT kit or rent one. You can rent touring skis/bindings and boots from:

- ProSki in North Bend or Seattle

- Evo in Seattle. 


Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • layers
    • go light, you're working a lot harder skiing uphill than riding a chairlift
    • wicking base layer, non-cotton
    • lightweight mid-layers
    • softshell or hardshell ski pants
    • softshell or hardshell jacket
    • insulating layer (synthetic down is best)
    • liner gloves
    • shell gloves
    • beanie, balaclava, buff, etc.
  • skis
    • skis mounted with touring bindings (alpine touring binds are different than downhill ski bindings)
    • touring boots
    • poles
    • helmet
    • goggles
  • mid-size day pack (30-40l)
    • headlamp
    • water, snacks
    • 10 essentials
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