2019 BOEALPS Baker Backcountry Ski Cabin Weekend

»Posted on Dec 22, 2018

Hello Climbers and Skiers,

The Baker backountry ski cabin is open for reservations! Come join two dozen of your friends to enjoy the snow around the Mt Baker ski area and hang out in a giant lodge. Last year we did sell out so don’t wait too long to sign up. We also officially have a van dweller special this year (see below). 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 to ski with let me know and I’ll try to coordinate. When: Jan 25 – Jan 27 2019 Where: Glacier, WA Cost: Members $100, Non-Members $105 Other important info: Please be aware that the lodge only has queen beds and priority goes to anyone that doubles up. Be prepared to spend a night on a couch or floor if you don’t share a bed. Breakfast and dinner on Saturday will be provided. Anything leftover will be Sunday breakfast. This is a great opportunity to take an AAIRE level 1 avalanche course offered by the American Alpine Institute out of Bellingham. There is no Boealps discount or organization for this class. Details can be found here: http://www.alpineinstitute.com/catalog/avalanche-training-aiare-1/ Van Special: If you would like to stay in your van the cost is $25 per person. You still get all the benefits and use of the cabin but just have to sleep in your van. Please email me if you are interested in this option. Cancellation Policy: Full refund if you cancel before Jan 11, 2018. After that I cannot guarantee a refund. Sign up and pay at the link below: https://boealps.wufoo.com/forms/mt-baker-backcountry-ski-weekend/ Please feel free to reply to this email with any questions. Bill Waltke Boealps Snow Wisperer

2018 BOEALPS Banquet

»Posted on Oct 19, 2018

The 2018 BOEALPS banquet will be held Friday November 16th at the Factory Luxe at the Historic Rainier Brewery. The event will start at 5:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by a surf n turf dinner at 7pm. Don’t worry, there is a veggie friendly option for our non-meat-eater friends! Jerry and Kathy Baillie, who just completed hiking the entirety of the Pacific Crest Trail, will be our keynote speakers for the event. Please join us for food and drinks, catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and enter for your chance to win cool prizes in the raffle!! Hope to see everyone there!


Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Factory Luxe @ Historic Rainier Brewery
Cost: $30 members/$35 non-members


**Please note that the event is a cash bar so please bring those dollars if you plan on
partaking in alcoholic beverages.


Applications now open for Winter 2019 Wilderness First Aid Program !

»Posted on Sep 6, 2018

Applications are now OPEN for the Winter 2019 edition of the BOEALPS Wilderness First Aid Program (WFA) !

Get all the details on the WFA page, or go straight to the sign-up form

Space is limited so sign up NOW !

2018 Fall Campout

»Posted on Aug 22, 2018

Hello Climbers!

The fall camp out is coming up on September 28th-30th.

This year we will be having the camp out in Leavenworth.  Get some climbing in with your BOEALPS friends before the winter comes.  We have reserved the Eightmile Group Campsites starting Friday the 28th.

What: Fall Campout

When: 9/28-9/30

Where: Eightmile Group Campground, Leavenworth, WA

2018 Alpine Ice Seminar

»Posted on Aug 15, 2018

Are you interested in learning what ice climbing is all about.  The BOEALPS is having their annual alpine ice seminar on September 15th and 16th.  This is a great opportunity to learn steep snow technique, ice climbing technique and some snow and ice anchors.  Applicants should be Basic Climbing Class graduates or equivalent.  The only personal gear required is a helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, and crampons the rest will be provided.

As always we hope to do a Waterfall Ice Seminar in winter when weather permits but if you want to get on ICE apply early because this is your sure bet.

What: Fall Ice Climbing Seminar
When: Saturday September 15th &  Sunday September 16th
Where: Lower Coleman Glacier at Mt. Baker
More Information: See the webpage
Documents: Seminar Handout | Seminar Document
Deadline: September 7th.

Sign-up: APPLY NOW!