Back Country Excursions

Venture into the challenging grandeur of the “American Alps” and experience an exhilarating day in the high backcountry. Spend a day at the crags exploring rock or ice climbing, or contract with one of our expert guiding services for a backcountry or Heli-ski adventure.

Find a Guide or Heli Ride

North Cascades National Park offers an enormous variety of skiing, from day trips to multi-day traverses, all set in the majestic backdrop of rugged alpine peaks and glaciers. Their guides can access the park from various trailheads, but much of our skiing lies in the iconic Eldorado and Boston Basin areas accessed via Cascade River Road. Classic ski descents in the area include Eldorado, Sahale, the Forbidden Tour, the Inspiration Traverse, and Isolation Traverse.


Every skier and rider deserves to experience the euphoria of heli-skiing in the North Cascades! We’re based on the eastern flanks of the North Cascades, where the powder is deeper and drier thanks to the high-alpine terrain that we access via helicopter. This region of the North Cascades gets massive annual snowfall, colder temperatures, and consistent fresh powder. Our permit includes multiple zones spread out across 300,000 acres with expansive bowls, chutes, couloirs, glades, and tree runs. We can combine people to build a load, but we recommend that you build a full load of four with the same experience, abilities, and objectives to maximize your trip. Bring your own reusable water bottle that you can fill up in the Heli Barn – we’re no longer providing plastic water bottles to reduce waste.
$1,650 plus tax per person – 1 Day
$3,250 plus tax per person – 2 Day
$4,800 plus tax per person – 3 Day
Or book as many days as you wish and get $50 off each additional day.

Our heli-skiing program includes:

Certified guides

  • Eight heli-skiing runs per day
  • Small groups of four plus one guide
  • Complimentary use of our K2 demo skis or snowboards
  • BCA Float 22 Avalanche Airbag plus transceiver, shovel, and probe
  • Delicious heli-ready sack lunch
  • Extra daily runs for $125 per person (when possible)

Not included:

  • Lodging
  • Ground Transportation
  • Alpine touring equipment or split board