Winter 2014 looking cold and snowy

September 16th, 2013

When it comes to predicting weather and snow conditions, we tend to be optimistic as well as realistic so when the weather prognosticators out there are forecasting this winter to be cold and snowy, we’ll take it.

Updated 2014 Availability- as of October 25th

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.

2013 season recap

May 15th, 2013

A brief glimpse at another season of fun with friends and family in the beautiful North Cascades. Thanks to our guests and staff for making the past season such a fine time.

2013 season recap


Powder paradise

May 9th, 2013

Shredding the untracked at the yurt.

Too good not to share

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.

Unique unicorn

April 16th, 2013

A rare spotting this past season up at the yurt of this sometimes elegant wild woodland creature…

HAT tour

April 11th, 2013

Heli-Assisted Tours… We are offering a limited number of these in 2014, either one-day or three-day trips, so if you are interested in checking out this program offering, let us know.

Photo: Bluebird touring in the Tower zone.

In the white room

March 27th, 2013

No black curtains here.

See ya next year!


Looking ahead to 2014

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.

Just us, some pow and good times

March 20th, 2013

It’s been a good few days as winter is back. Pictured is Joan hitting the pow on Amy’s. Nothing like putting down some lines in the NC backcountry!