We love skiing. It’s that simple. If you can relate, the Backcountry Season Pass is for you.

The Backcountry Season Pass includes:

  • Level 1 avalanche course – get priority registration on any of our scheduled courses this year
  • 5 days of guided backcountry skiing, including snowmobile transport to and from the trail head
  • E-mail alerts when the skiing is really good
  • Subscription to Off-Piste Magazine
  • And more….. (see below)



Every year we have guests that ask us to call them when the skiing is really good. We decided to take this one step furtherand offer folks the chance to ski frequently throughout the winter and brush up on avalanche skills all at a discounted rate. We put together a package that would round out your winter ski experience and help take you to the next level in your skiing.

There are literally dozens of possible touring options available and we can accommodate a wide variety of skier abilities. We have taken out many first time skiers into the backcountry and we can customize a tour to focus on avalanche safety, natural history or just getting the best turns possible. We do require some amount of pre registration, so we can insure that we have a guide available for you.


Skills Required

Participants need not have prior backcountry skiing experience. If you have been dreaming about starting to ski the backcountry, this is an ideal way to gain a ton of experience and learn things the right way from the start.

For those that have toured before, the backcountry season pass is a great way to insure you get as many days out as you would like with a trailbreaking machine that knows where to go for the best turns. When your time is crucial, make the most of it – go with a pro!

Because the North Cascades Highway is closed in the Winter, much of our ski terrain can only be accessed by snowmobile. NCMG guides will show you everything you need to know to safely operate a snowmobile to reach the trail head we will be touring from. We have numerous snowmobiles that we utilize and carry all of our gear on a cargo sled that the guide will tow behind his machine. This also allows us to bring extra clothes, emergency equipment and lots of hot cocoa that we can leave back at the machines for the end of the day.


Getting ready for another descent

The Backcountry Season Pass

  • $1200 per person – good from Nov 2012- mid June 2013!
  • This is a savings of as much as $450!!

Program Cost Inclusions

  • Level 1 avalanche course
  • 5 days of guided backcountry skiing, including snowmobile transport to and from the trail head (if necessary) (4 days at 1:1 ratio)
  • E-mail alerts when the skiing is “going off”
  • Use of avalanche safety equipment
  • Discounts on equipment purchases at Winthrop Mountain Sports, and the Goats Beard
  • Discounts on clothing purchases through Patagonia
  • Subscription to Off-Piste magazine



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Check out some photos from some of our favorite tours. (you will find many more on our trip reports in the blog)