Guided Snowshoe Trip | Miyar Adventures

Enjoy one of the friendliest winter sports for beginners. If you already enjoy hiking, strapping on a pair of snowshoes and hitting the trail may be a natural progression for you. It’s a wonderful way to experience the outdoors but knowing how to start can be tough. When the snow starts falling, deciding where to go and how to snowshoe with safety in mind are a few of the obstacles. That’s where our Guided Snowshoe Trip comes in!

Snowshoeing is a spectacular way to explore Washington during the winter. Relax and let us plan an adventurous winter getaway for you. On the front end of the trip, we’re here to answer your questions and send you a packing list for the day. On the day of your trip, snowy landscapes and fresh air await you on the trail. Pack some hot chocolate and make it the ultimate wintery adventure. This is a perfect trip for couples, families, friends, solo snowshoers, locals, and visiting travelers, alike.

Our small group sizes make the experience more personal and we’re able to tailor the trip to your goals and learning outcomes. Our guides will choose a snowshoe adventure in the Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass corridor based on current conditions. Depending on how much you’d like to learn throughout the day, we can give you tips for snowshoeing, equipment selection and can speak to safety concerns when traveling in the winter.

Join one of our guides to learn the art of snowshoeing while enjoying the majestic beauty of winter in the pacific northwest!

Skills Taught During Guided Snowshoe Trip:

  • Selecting clothing and equipment for a snowshoe trip
  • Winter Navigation
  • Snow Travel techniques
  • Keeping yourself warm and dry
One-day trip
Minimum Age

Snowshoeing, winter travel

  • Guide services/Instruction
  • Guided snowshoe trip

  • Transportation
  • Lunches/snacks
  • Snowshoes and personal equipment
  • Gratuities for guides
What is the best way to get to the trip start location?
We will plan to meet at our Ascent Outdoors store in Ballard to go over snowshoeing basics, do an equipment check/fitting, any rentals if needed. We will plan to carpool to the trailhead from there.
What equipment is required?

A complete packing list will be provided at the classroom session. You will be required to have the following, most of which we can rent to you for additional fees:

  • Waterproof jacket & pants
  • Wool or synthetic (no cotton) clothing layers
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gaiters
  • Food and water
  • Glacier glasses
  • A backpack
  • Trad Lead Climbing Course
    This trip was great and worth every cent! Our guide Glen was excellent. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. I was nervous about my first overnight in the snow but once I met our guide I knew he would keep us safe. It was a wonderful time and I learned so much! I will definitely be back for another adventure! Great company!
  • Mountaineering
    This was my first experience snowshoeing, and I had the best one. No just because of the location, but all the information and well-taught technics provided it by our guide. Super professional and knowledgeable. A great friendly company, highly recommended. Now I'm getting ready for my next trip with them; Mount Baker here I come.
  • Mountaineering
    I took intro to Mountaineering course by Sandeep. It was great trip. I learnt some mountaineering/backpacking skills. The hike up and the campsite had amazing views. On Friday, Sandeep did a informative mountaineering presentation and checked the gear. He let us borrow some missing gear like iceaxe, sleeping bag, puffy jackets, helmet, rope, etc. On the mountain he taught us safe glissading, self arrest, knots, side walking, walking with rope, safety and other important skills. Overall I had heck of a weekend, got to meet cool people and got a mountaineering bug which is already itching me to hike up camp muir and Mt. Adams
    Amar Tamersi
  • Trad Climbing Course
    I did the intro to Mountaineering course and got so much more out of it than I expected. I figured that we would just learn some basic skills and techniques, but our instructor Sandeep really went the extra mile. Beyond the lessons of ice ax arrests and general snow climbing, I learned a ton about mountaineering culture and ethics which really helped me feel comfortable climbing alongside the professionals. By the end I felt very confident in my new ability and couldn't wait to get out again. Seriously, I could not wait. The next weekend I rented gear from Miyar Adventures and was able to climb Mt. Adams on my own! I can't wait for more adventures!
    Richard Buzzard
  • Mountaineering
    I have never done any activity on snow and I am a newbie hiker...It is unbelievable that I actually got to climb Rainier, starting from where I was. I give all the credit to Sandeep. He makes beginners like me get comfortable and build up on the skills and make their dreams become achievable...If you ever want to climb any mountain, I strongly recommend Miyar Adventures, without any doubt.
    Prema Grandhi
  • Mountaineering
    Excellent experience with Miyar and Sandeep when climbing Rainier this year. I was not even sure if I can do it. Sandeep helped me through out the training and kept me motivated. If not for Miyar and Sandeep I don't think I would have summited Rainier.
    Abhishek Chaturvedi