Pro Guiding Service

Backcountry Tours & Avalanche Education

Pro Guiding Service is excited to announce a new partnership with Crystal Mountain Resort to create backcountry programs in the Crystal area. These include Intro to Ski Touring Courses, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Courses, and Guided Ski Touring Days. We are an International Mountain Guiding Service that has been teaching Ski Touring Courses, providing AIARE certifications, and Guiding all throughout the Cascades since 1999. Our guides are AMGA certified and/or working towards their full certification. If you love Crystal Mountain and are curious about backcountry skiing come out with us…we’re the backcountry skiing professionals.


2017-2018 Courses

AIARE 1 avalanche courses: 
One day intro to ski touring courses:
Three day intro to ski touring courses:
Saturday backcountry ski day – guided:

About Pro Guiding Service

Pro Guiding Service proudly offers the most diverse ski touring and ski mountaineering programs of any guiding service in the Northwest. However, as our tagline “ski-rock-alpine” indicates, we do a lot more than just ski touring, as we have steadily expanded our offering for rock and alpine climbing. Having our guiding office in North Bend gives us immediate access to one of the largest sport climbing areas in the state of Washington. We also guide incredible day objectives for ski and alpine climbing on Snoqualmie Pass, which is located about twenty minutes from our headquarters in North Bend. We currently guide on four continents, 8 countries, employ 10 guides, and hold permits in The North Cascades National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Snoqualmie Pass, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Mount Baker Wilderness, parts of Mount Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest, the Cle Elum Ranger District, the Summit at Snoqualmie, several Washington State Parks, and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Much of our guiding work is spent in the North Cascades and it is safe to say this mountain range is the most diverse, high alpine mountain wilderness in the lower 48 states. We feel fortunate to be able to call the North Cascades our backyard. Because several of our guides are IFMGA certified we have access to guiding in the Alps, Canada and many of the other IFMGA member countries. All of our guides are AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) certified in the discipline in which they are guiding or are actively pursuing certification. Several of our guides are involved in the instructor and examiner team of the AMGA or AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education). This assures that our own guide’s training and our instructional program curriculums remain at or above the current industry standard. If one of our scheduled programs does not exactly fit your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a private arrangement. It makes up a large portion of our business and we love doing it.  Check out more details on at