Northwest Mountain and Trail Community

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Washington Groups, Clubs, Guides, and Resources

The Alpenglow Gallery | a Lowell Skoog project
Lowell’s comprehensive history of exploration, skiing, and mountaineering in the Cascades

Alpine Training Project
Online ski training designed by physical therapists and informed by the latest research and years in-the-field training for winter and treating winter athletes. Our goal is to enhance performance of  skiers and snowboarders while optimizing the motion, strength and balance deficits that might expose an athlete to injury. ATP includes a self-assessment and training programs based on the latest research and years of working on the world cup circuit, as well as participating in multi-day hut trips and freeskiing competitions.

BC Adventure Guides

BOEALPS Boeing Employees Alpine Society

Cascade Backcountry Alliance
The Cascade Backcountry Alliance works to ensure winter access for backcountry recreational users across Washington state. CBA seeks to foster a community voice and mountain culture for skiers, splitboarders, and other snow travelers in order to preserve access to trailheads, distribute the impact of different user groups, and preserve the backcountry experience of freedom and exploration.

Jason Hummel:
Expeditions 1999 to 2003
Expeditions 2004 to 2013
Expeditions 2014 to present
Alpine State of Mind Book
Alpine State of Mind Photos
Traversing the American Alps: A Photographer’s Account


Mount Tahoma Trails Association Hut System
MTTA maintains a system of four huts in the backcountry near Mt. Rainier that are available for use in the summer and winter. Read the Mountaineers review.

Northwest Avalanche Center NWAC
The Northwest Avalanche Center is a collaborative effort between the US Forest Service Northwest Avalanche Center and the non-profit Northwest Avalanche Center, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of NWAC is to save lives and reduce the impacts of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington and northern Oregon through mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, data collection and education.

Turns All Year

Trailhead Direct
Trailhead Direct is a transit van service that connects Seattle, Bellevue and Issaquah to hiking destinations along the I-90 corridor. This pilot project is sponsored by King County Parks, Metro’s Community Connections program and Seattle Department of Transportation and seeks to ease vehicle congestion, reduce safety hazards and expand access to hiking destinations along I-90.

This is a seasonal service that operates only on weekends and designated holidays. For the 2018 season, designated holidays include Memorial Day (May 28), Independence Day (7/4) and Labor Day (Sept. 3).

Washington Alpine Club

Washington State Department of Transportation: Mountain Passes

Washington Trails Association

Where is Kyle Miller?
Backcountry snowboarding with a Northwest-based splitboarder

Oregon Groups, Clubs, Guides, and Resources

Coming soon.

Mountain and trail retailers and services