2017 Backcountry Ski Seminar

»Posted on Jan 11, 2017

The BOEALPS Backcountry Ski Seminar is back!
Snow is falling in the mountains and it’s time to get stoked on skiing. If you’ve been thinking about ditching the resort and searching for untracked pow in the backcountry, this class is for you! This seminar is aimed at giving the new backcountry skier all of the skills and knowledge they need in order to plan and carry out their own ski tours.

The class will meet on two days: one night session on Monday, January 23rd, and one day long backcountry tour on Saturday, January 28th.

Course Information and Application


Photo Contest Voting is Open

»Posted on Jan 5, 2017

Voting has opened and will be accepting votes until January 11th at Midnight.

Photo Contest Voting Page

One submission per person.

Previous Year Photo Contest Winners



2017 Basic Climbing Class

»Posted on Dec 20, 2016

The BOEALPS Basic Climbing Class (BCC) is a great opportunity to learn the skills that are necessary for basic competence in alpine travel. This course covers at an introductory level everything from proper clothing and route finding to crevasse rescue and glacier travel. If you are new to the outdoors or have outdoor experience but lack the training to go with it, then this course is a must for you!
Class sessions are held on Wednesday evenings, with one-day weekend outings (either Saturday or Sunday) from Mid Feb through June. Note that two full weekend outings are also scheduled during the class (snow camping and graduation climb).

Important Dates:



2017 Baker Backcountry Weekend

»Posted on Nov 30, 2016

2017 Baker Backcountry Ski Weekend is now open for reservations and our snow pack is off to an good start!
We call it a backcountry ski weekend but anyone can come no matter what your winter activity of choice is. There are plenty of touring and snowshoeing options from beginner to advanced and the ski area is an option for anyone without AT gear. If you need help finding partners let me know and I’ll try to coordinate.

When: Jan 20th – Jan 22nd, 2017
Where: Glacier, WA
Cost: Members $100, Non-Members $105
Register and Pay(Form and CC payment)

Other important info:
Please be aware that the lodge only has queen beds and priority goes to anyone that doubles up. Group food will depend on how many people sign up due to the pricing structure of the lodge. The goal is to provide breakfast and dinner on Saturday.

This is a great opportunity to take the AAIRE Level 1 Avalanche Course offered by the American Alpine Institute. It consists of a classroom session all day Friday in Bellingham then two field days Sat and Sun at the Mt. Baker Ski Area.

Cancellation Policy: You can cancel before Jan 5th and receive a guaranteed refund.



2016 Photo Contest

»Posted on Nov 30, 2016

The BOEALPS 2016 Photo Contest is now underway! Photos will be submitted online and voting for finalists will occur online. Prizes for top finishers! The final voting taking place at the event. Come join us to celebrate another great climbing year. Final voting and prizes will be handed out at the Blue Star Cafe on January 12th, 2017.

Submission deadline is December 20th

When: January 12th, 2017 at 7 PM

Where: Blue Star Cafe

2015 Contest Winners

Please submit photos by midnight December 20th.
Click HERE for more details!