January 24th, 2014

The season is underway and we are finding good snow, that is, if you like powder, especially with sunshine. No groomers out here!

Warming up

January 8th, 2014

Happy 2014 and best winter wishes!
The heli season starts in two weeks and we are appreciative of the storms rolling in this week laden with moisture. It has been a lean start to this winter. This significant upcoming cycle will make a big difference.
Nonetheless, even in the leaner years we have been able to find good snow and fun slopes to enjoy in this magnificent mountain range.
Operation preparation is well under way, including stoking the first yurt fire of the year.
We are pretty much booked for this season due to our user day cap. We are taking reservations for the 2015 season which will run from the end of January to the end of March.
Here’s to a festive, productive and safe winter!

No brrr here!

2014 availability as of 2/18/14

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.



Snow in the mountains

November 6th, 2013

The storms are lining up off the Pacific coast and have already coated the mountains a few times. We’ll let you know when the North Cascades Highway closes – another annual sign of winter at the doorstep.

Building of stoke

October 7th, 2013

Can you feel it? Winter on the door step.
Things are falling into place for 2014… AStar, Irish pilot, Jet A fuel, new K2 powder boards with Marker bindings, Dakine packs, BCA beacons shovels and probes, quality guide gear from Helly Hansen and Smith Optics, experienced crew, good old Methow Valley and the stunning North Cascades…
Hope you will be part of our season!

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.