Leavenworth Washington Backcountry, Telemark Skiing

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Backcountry Skiing

For those of you who enjoy backcountry skiing, Leavenworth is the perfect home base for you as it is surrounded by several national forests and mountain ranges, just waiting to be explored by you and your skis.

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  • Skiing the backcountry at Alpental is one of the most exhilarating and challenging feats in the central Washington area 
  • Cashmere Mountain remains hidden and untouched in its location close to Leavenworth, perfect for backcountry exploration 
  • If you are just getting into backcountry skiing, we recommend you take a class on avalanche safety and awareness and consider hiring a guide for your first trip out

Where can I go backcountry skiing?

With its location surrounded by the Cascade Mountain Range, opportunities for Leavenworth backcountry skiing abound. So grab your poles, goggles, and skis and get ready to explore some of Washington’s most beautiful scenery.

  • Cashmere Mountain:
    Cashmere Mountain is a popular place for winter hiking and Leavenworth Washington backcountry skiing. You’ll need to do some exploring on your own to find a location that is right for you, but it won’t be too difficult to find untouched terrain on this mountain.
  • Alpental at Snoqualmie
    Home to some of the most challenging terrain around, Alpental is a backcountry skier’s paradise. Once you get up to Top Station, you’ll have a couple options to ski the Alpental Backcountry which includes Upper International and Adrenalin.

What sort of gear do I need?

Leavenworth telemark skiing and boarding requires that you always carry an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. It is also advisable that you bring a backpack with extra food, water, and dry clothes. However, if you are asking this question, we recommend you sign up for an avalanche awareness class. No time to take a class? Hire an experienced backcountry ski guide to keep you safe and guide you to the best terrain.

I am looking for a backcountry guide.

You have come to the right place! We have done the research to help you find the best backcountry ski guides in the area. Explore the links below to find one that fits your needs perfectly, then get prepared for the backcountry trip of your life!