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Well, that’s a wrap!

Monday, March 28th, 2016

It’s that bittersweet, but mostly sweet, day after the lest day of scheduled operations for the 2016 season. It was a busy last week with TGR filming out here- we’re looking forward to seeing the NCH segment featuring Dash Longe, Nick McNutt and Dane Tudor.


last day 2 helis

We’d like to thank all of our guests for making the trip to the end of the road here in Mazama to ski or ride with us- it was a safe and successful one! We’d also like to thank our partners at JR Heli, the Freestone Inn, the Mazama Store, Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies, as well as our sponsors K2 Skis and Snowboards, BCA, Helly Hansen and Julbo.

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.

Sweet video from the yurt

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Thanks to Dave, Dave, Ashley, Nicola, Marcy, Mike, Lise and Val for coming out to the Barron Yurt.

Here’s a little video that Jeff put together:

barron yurt

2012 season recap

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Check it out:

Sweet video from the yurt

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Thanks Stefani at Chair 2 Board Sports for this sweet video.

Heli Touring with Off-Piste Magazine

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Thanks to Dave Waag of Off-Piste Magazine for sharing these shots from his trip up here last week.

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Sweet little Go Pro Movie- Silverstar top to bottom

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Thanks for sharing Fred!

4,000′ of fun with North Cascade Heli from Fred Hammerquist on Vimeo.

North Cascades currently have some of the deepest snow in the lower 48

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Well we’re grateful our zone isn’t getting skunked like others. We’ll definitely keep doing our snow dance, but we’ve doubled our snowpack in the past week and have 75″+ in our alpine zone.

Here’s longer video from Jeff, shot last weekend/week in our terrain.

The B3 from JR helicopters gets here towards the end of the week for our annual guide training and set up- we can’t wait to hear the sound of the blades!

We open on the 13th of January and have good availability still through the 1st of Feb.

Deep pow in the Cascades!

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

La Nina is back. We’ve doubled our snowpack in the alpine in the last week and it’s skiing mighty fine.

Here’s a a video shot by Jeff December 30th.

Still good availability opening weekend and though most of January. Unlimited vertical + deep pow? What’s not to like about that equation?

When the temps hit 90+

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The only way to cool off is to think about skiing and riding deep North Cascades Pow. Thanks to Larry, the Grand Poobah of Pow at for coming out last season and sharing this video of their epic ski day.