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Welcome to the Backcountry

Backcountry 101 is an educational series designed to help you get into the backcountry safely and have a fun adventure.


Intro to Backcountry Skiing Gear

Learn how to choose backcountry touring equipment including skis, boots, skins, avalanche safety gear, and more.

Washington Weather Guide

Learn about Washington's weather patterns, how they impact ski conditions, and how to read the mountain forecast like a pro.


Introduction to Snowshoeing

Learn how to get into the backcountry on snowshoes and where to go for your first adventure.

How to Plan Your First Ski Tour

Learn how to plan your first backcountry tour, from choosing where to go to how to find safe terrain to finding the right partners.

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