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Ops are not normal

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Hey folks- the fires in the Valley have left us with no phone, power or internet for likely the next few weeks, so have some patience if you’re trying to get in touch- email is working best… So far all our staff, their families and homes are okay, but we know many who have lost everything. Please think cold, windless and rainy thoughts for us folks in the Methow. And consider a donation the Red Cross who are helping those affected by the fires. A good list of organizations helping out can be found here.

2015 availability as of 6/16/14

Monday, June 9th, 2014

 

good looking track son the Lyall Glacier photo courtesy  of John Forsen

good looking track son the Lyall Glacier photo courtesy of John Forsen

While summer is just heating up, our advance booking have been cooking along along. Many weekends in February and March are also sold out or close to it and the yurt is sold out for the 2015 season.

Available dates for our heli programs are as follows:

Jan 23-31st: room for 2 groups of 4 left each day

Feb 1 through Feb 5th: room for 3 groups of 4 each day

Feb 6th room for 1 group of 4

Feb 12: room for 2 groups of 4

Feb 13th room for 1 group of 4

Feb 17th room for 1 group of 4

Feb 26th room for 3 groups of 4

March 2-4th room for 1 group of 4

March 5th room for 2 groups of 4

March 9th-11th room for 1 group of 4

March 12th room for 3 groups of 4

March 13th room for 2 groups of 4

March 15th room for 2 groups of 4

March 19th room for 2 groups of 4

March 21st room for 1 group of 4

March 22nd room for 2 groups of 4

March 23rd-25th  room for 2 groups of 4

March 26-29th room for 3 groups of 4 each day

March 29th is our last scheduled day of operations for 2015.

Booking a trip means putting the required deposit down, along with completing a registration form. Don’t delay getting in touch if you are considering a trip to the North Cascades in 2015.

2015 availability as of 4/30/14

Monday, April 28th, 2014

We feel very fortunate that the demand for our programs is continuing at a good clip, with most weekends in February and the early part of March sold out or very near to being sold out. We plan to open Friday January 23rd and cease operations on Sunday March 29th, 2015.

Black out dates for our “standard” heli-skiing programs is a follows:

2/14-2/22

2/23-2/25 has room for 1 group of 4 left

2/27-3/1

3/2-3/4 has room for 1 group of 4 left

3/6-3/7

3/14

3/16-18

3/20-21

Black out dates for the yurt are as follows:

Jan 23-28

Feb 12 through March 18

Scheduled office hours this spring are on Mondays, typically from 9-1. We do check email daily when we are not in the office.

Next year

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Today is that bittersweet, but mostly sweet day where we serve our last guests of the season. Thanks to everyone who made the journey to the end of the road to ski or ride with us this winter- we look forward to seeing many of you next year already.

Looking to 2015, we anticipate our 2015 season to run from January 26th to March 29th. Weekend dates are going fast, as is the yurt. Line up your powder appointment before they are all gone!

Got some if you need it

Fun pow and extended season

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The storms have finally abated and it’s time for powder and sunshine in the North Cascades. We have extended the season until March 26th. Come to Mazama and enjoy our deep snowpack.
(Photo courtesy of John Forsen).

The only scarcity around here is the lack of tracks, Jack.

2014 availability as of 2/18/14

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Remaining availability for 2014 is as follows:

March 3rd- room for 2 groups of 4

March 23rd is our last scheduled day of operations for 2014.

We are taking reservations for 2015, and have a few trips on the books for the yurt already.

 

 

Updated 2014 Availability- as of October 25th

Monday, July 29th, 2013

As summer turns to fall, people are definitely thinking skiing! Our pre-season bookings, even this far out, have been strong and while we have still have openings, the number of available dates for heli-skiing are going more quickly than in the past. Our backcountry yurt is fully booked though we are taking wait list reservations in case there is a cancellation or we decide to offer a few additional trips.

In addition to the Barron yurt being sold out, most weekends in February and March are also sold out or close to it. Available dates for our heli programs are as follows:

Jan 24: room for 1 group of 4 left

Jan 27th-Jan 29th: room for 2 groups of 4 a day

Jan 30th room for 3 groups of 4 a day

Jan 31st: room for 2 groups of 4 a day

Feb 6th: room for 2 groups of 4

Feb 12th room for 3 groups of 4

Feb 19th room for 2 groups of 4

Mar 10 room for 1 group of 4

Mar 13th room for 1 groups of 4

March 23rd is our last scheduled day of operations for 2014.

We are taking reservations for 2015, and have a few trips on the books for the yurt already.

Too good not to share

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Seamus landing at the notch, one happy guest in the white room.

Deep North Cascades powder

Seamus landing at the Notch LZ.

Looking ahead to 2014

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Tomorrow is that somewhat bittersweet (more sweet than bitter) last day of operations for the 2013 season. Glad to be closing it out with deep pow, sunshine and happy guests!

Thanks to all the folks who made the trek to the end of the road to ski or ride with us this season. Also thanks to our sponsors: BCA, DaKine, Helly Hansen, K2 Skis , K2 Snowboarding, and Smith Optics. And our partners at the the Freestone Inn, Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies, and of course, the Mazama Store who made sure no guest went hungry at lunch or at the yurt.

 

Cold March pow

Cold March pow

Looking ahead to 2014, we anticipate the 2014 season to run from January 24th to March 23rd, 2014. This shortened season is due to our user day issue. We’d like to run longer but that is not possible at this time nor may ever be.

In addition to the Barron yurt being sold out, many weekends in February and March are also sold out or close to it. Blackout dates for our heli programs are as follows:

February 4-6th, room for 1 group of 4 left

Feb 9-11th sold out

Feb 13-15th sold out

Feb 21-23 sold out

Feb 28-March 1 sold out

March 7-8 sold out

March 13-16 sold out

Don’t delay getting in touch if you are considering a trip to the North Cascades in 2014.

Barron yurt completely booked for 2014 already!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Wow. That went fast. Thanks to the need to reallocate user days to our alpine program, the limited 2014 season at the Barron Yurt is sold out at this time. We are taking names for a wait list in the event of a cancellation on a first come, first served basis. We are also taking reservations for 2015 at the yurt at this time.

Our heli-ski programs are also booking at a quick pace, with select February and March dates already gone. Book (make a deposit) before June 1, 2013 and we’ll give you this year’s rates for our standard heli-skiing programs. We anticipate our heli-ski season will run January 24th to March 23rd.

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