Ski Mountaineering Clinic – 1 day

Length:1 day
Price:1 skier $550
2 $300 per skier
3 $225 per skier
4 $190 per skier
5 $160 per skier
Dates:Custom dates available from May 15th to June 15th when the Palmer is running and the conditions are prime!
Location:Zig Zag Glacier

Mount Hood and the Central Oregon Cascades offer a great venue for ski mountaineering with glaciated terrain, open snow fields, and easy access.  In our Introduction to Ski Mountaineering course participants will be exposed to basic crampon and ice axe technique, roped travel, steep skinning techniques, and of course some great skiing!

The goal of this program is to start you on the skin-track toward independent ski mountaineering. It all starts with movement and fundamental skills. We’ll begin to build your skills with rope-work, as well as techniques for transitioning on steep terrain, and how to manage a wild snowpack.

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Interested in a trip? Call us today to get started on your trip reservation. We will take the time to place you on the expedition that is a fit for you.

(541) 312-9242

When you call us you will speak to someone knowledgable about all or our trips and locations.

South Side of Mount Hood

Zig Zag Glacier

Our ski mountaineering clinic focuses on the fundamental skills that you need to begin skiing off of the simple alpine summits throughout the Northwest. It will open up a whole new realm of mountain travel in the Spring!

Elevation:This clinic tours between 6,000 and 10,000 feet above sea-level
Style:Green circles to black diamonds depending on skill
Skill Level:Entry-level
IntroSkiMtn- Mtn

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Portland, OR

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  • This clinic is valuable for both experienced and entry-level backcountry skiiers
  • All participants should be comfortable skiing off-piste in variable snow conditions, and in steep terrain
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