Summer Ski Touring

Length:1 day
Price:1 skier $625
2 skiers $395 per skier
3 skiers $355 per skier
4 skiers $295 per skier
5 skiers $275 per skier
Dates:Custom dates available in May and June
Location:Zig Zag Glacier

Learn Skills

Start enjoying Spring and Summer skiing! For one thing, buttery soft summer ski turns are the best way to get down the mountain. For another, Mount Hood has some of the best most accessible glacier skiing and ski mountaineering terrain of any place in the lower 48 states. That’s the reason ski teams from around the world come to train on the summer slopes below the Palmer chairlift. In our Ski Mountaineering Clinic participants will be exposed to all the fundamental skills of skiing in big mountain terrain. From efficient skinning and booting, to crampon and ice axe technique, as well as basics of roped travel, and steep skiing technique.  Skills will be learned and practiced in the context of a ski tour in alpine terrain, generally above treeline.

Earn Your Turns

Our program takes you above the lift, where features like Illumination Saddle, the White River Headwall, the West Crater Rim, and the Reid Glacier are transformed into ski runs. Glacier skiing provides an experience on parts of the mountain you haven’t seen up close on many climbing trips. First thing in the morning, we’ll take the Magic Mile and the Palmer chairlifts to 8,500. Then we’ll slap on our skins and get some elevation gain for our warm-up lap. We’ll feel out the snow conditions, assess the weather, and head for our main objective for the day.

Big Mountain Free Riding

Your guide will help you hone a range of skills, from basic use of skins and avalanche equipment to advanced glacier-travel, and steep skiing concepts. Your guide will tailor the program and terrain choices to your skills and interests. This course is a great introduction to advanced ski touring in alpline terrain, and can challenge skiers of all levels.

Get Started

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 summer ski tours focus on getting the best turns of the season. Your guide can also help you develop 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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Know Before You Go

  • 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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