Mt Shuksan - 9131' / 2783m
Mt Shuksan just may be my favorite place to climb and ski.
An iconic peak of the North Cascades and boasting some of the most impressive icefalls, faces and towers this side of Alaska, Mt Shuksan combines world class scenery with a seemingly endless variety of ski routes from introductory ski mountaineering tours to extreme descents and everything in between.
I also alpine guide this mountain in the summer. To learn about climbing trips, click here: LINK.
Sulphide Glacier - glacier, 25-30 degrees, 2 days
The Sulphide Glacier is the straight-forward southern ski descent, great for folks new to overnight ski touring. The route opens and is viable for longer than the White Salmon Glacier descent, and less technical in both uphill and downhill.
NW Couloir - glacier, 45 degrees, 2 days
The NW Couloir is accessed from the White Salmon Glacier, but features a committing bottleneck to one of the longest continuous pitches in the state. This is a world class descent - google "NW Couloir Shuksan" and see what I mean - that requires expert skiing skills. Prior skiing with me or a really convincing resume will is required. 2:1 Max ratio.
North Face - glacier, 45 degrees, 2 days
Another world class descent - this is why I love this place - the North Face features techy skiing linking up the four snowfields that descend. This is a ski descent for experts only, so again I'll need to have prior experience with you or you need to convince me you're ready for this. 2:1 Max ratio.
I offer these trips as a guide-employee of The Mountain Bureau.