Backcountry skiing is more popular than ever and Winthrop provides a perfect base camp for backcountry adventures. Backcountry skiers and splitboarders will find a paradise of terrain in the hills surrounding the valley and in the North Cascades mountains just outside of town. Remember that backcountry travel can be dangerous, and that those venturing out should always be prepared with the knowledge, tools and skills to do so safely. Taking an avalanche safety course, monitoring the weather, and traveling with experienced partners are all highly recommended.
If you are looking to get the most out of your backcountry experience, why not travel with an expert? North Cascades Mountain Guides offers guided tours into the North Cascades and they provide all of the knowledge, gear and experience to have a fun and safe adventure. They also provide avalanche safety courses to help you increase your own backcountry knowledge and experience.
If you’re looking to get out into the backcountry in style, North Cascade Heli has just the experience for you. Their heli skiing operation will fly you out into the North Cascades and drop you off on top of some of the most spectacular peaks in the North Cascades. You’ll spend the day skiing incredible runs with experienced guides and taking in the beautiful scenery from above. It’s a truly one of a kind experience that’s not to be missed.