Introduction to Snow Camping Skills - AdventureTripr

Introduction to Snow Camping Skills

Max 4 people Moderate difficulty Intermediate experience


Love backpacking and camping in the backcountry and want to keep doing it round the year? Well, this is the perfect time to get introduced to snow camping. It can also come handy if you are planning to climb mountains with a multi-day approach that will require you to camp overnight in the snow, which requires very differet gear and skills from summer camping and backpacking.  


Backcountry locations vary in Washington; plan on driving up to 2.5 hours to the location. A pre-trip route plan and avalanche assessment meeting will commence at a pre-established location. Once at the location, all participants will begin their snow camping experience.  


Potential locations based on conditions:  

Mount Hood National Forest, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park, Mount Saint Helens National Park.  


A minimum of 4 participants are required to run this trip. If we do not have 4 participants upto 2 weeks prior to the trip, the money will be refunded to the remaining booked participants. Please reach out to us at team@adventuretripr with requests for larger group sizes or any other questions.  

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Day 1: Set up your snow camp

Participants will meet at a designated park and ride convenient for all participants. Meeting times vary, but will most likely be around 7:00 a.m. Please consider driving as a caravan and all driving will take place on plowed roads to the summit passes. Chains for your vehicle will be required.  


This day will include approach to establish a base camp. Hiking could last up to 3 hours and up to 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Once at the site, learn snow camping techniques and Leave No Trace practices. Camping in tents and/or snow shelters are an option. Food will be provided.  


As an intermediate course, plan to ascend and descend up to 1,000 feet or more throughout the trip. Digging and working in the snow will be a big part of camp activities. Plan on standing in the snow for up to 30 minutes at a time as well as long periods of physical movement.  


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Guide fees


All meals
Alcoholic beverages
Admission fees
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

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