Washington’s best backcountry tours

Finding the best place to backcountry ski or splitboard can be difficult. Our goal is to make it easier to find great backcountry tours.

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Mt. St. Helens

Distance: 12 miles Elevation gain: 6,348 feet Highest elevation: 8,365 feet Starting elevation: 2,528 feet


Distance: 10 miles Elevation gain: 4,600 feet Highest elevation: 10,080 feet Starting elevation: 5,383 feet

Kendall Ridge

Distance: 4 miles Elevation gain: 2,000 feet Highest elevation: 5,597 feet Starting elevation: 2,981 feet

Skyline Ridge

Distance: 3 miles Elevation gain: 1,340 feet Highest elevation: 5,400 feet Starting elevation: 4,060 feet
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