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November – March (weather dependent)    9:30 am – 4:30 pm*
$186 Adult, $93 Child (10 & under)

*times set to accommodate the Amtrak Cascades train schedule from Seattle and Vancouver into the Mount Vernon station.

Activity level: moderate

Strap on your snowshoes and experience the North Cascades Winter Wonderland!  Mountain peaks, alpine meadows, valleys and forests are all elegantly dressed in white.

First time snowshoeing? Great, you’ll get our Snowshoeing 101 lesson, a little practice and off we go!  Soon, the Winter Wonderland of the North Cascades will envelope you with its beauty, its serenity, its solitude, its wildness. Stop. Listen. Look around you. Admire it all! Did we mention you’ll be getting a workout too? Your hiking level, enthusiasm, timing, snow condition and weather will dictate our route and time out on the trail (about 2 hrs).

Mountain weather is notorious for changing quickly, going from a bright sunny day to a windy white out in minutes. We keep a close eye on the constantly changing forecast.  This Adventure often gets re-scheduled, so it’s best to make yourself available for a couple of days or be willing to use alternate trails/location.

Snowshoeing areas are within a 2-hr drive from Anacortes/Mount Vernon. The Winter scenery along the Mount Baker or the North Cascades Loop Scenic Byways is mesmerizing.

Bring warm (synthetic/merino wool/down) layers, 2 pairs of gloves, hat, full rain gear (jacket and pants) in your backpack as well as a change shoes and socks. Sunglasses are a good idea.  Snow boots are a must to keep your feet warm and dry. Snowboard boots are even better and can be rented at the Mount Baker Ski Area Lodge for an additional fee.

Snowshoes are provided; however, we have a limited supply of sizes. Please contact us to reserve yours.

Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, and gratuity

Small group size: 1-5 Adventurers

Pick-up & drop-off locations: Mount Vernon Amtrak train & bus Station, Anacortes Ferry, hotels, motels, B&Bs, AirBnBs, marinas, residences & Airporter Shuttle locations in Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington & Mount Vernon.

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30 years safely guiding Adventures for thousands of happy Adventurers!

This Adventure is professionally lead by Naturalist-Guide (and owner) Stephanie.  She has guided all sorts of fun and educational land and water-based Adventures, throughout the US, Mexico and Canada, for the past 30 years.  She shares her passion for nature on every Adventure, as well as her knowledge of the natural & cultural history, marine & terrestrial habitats, flora & fauna, and ways of life of NW Washington.  Read more about her.

Got questions?   (360) 47 47 47 9

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Staying in Seattle or Vancouver but don’t have a car? Easy. Hop on the Amtrak Cascades train from the Seattle King Station to the Mount Vernon Station pickup.  Other options include the Amtrak Thruway Bus, Greyhound bus, public transit bus and the Airporter Shuttle.

The Snowshoeing in the North Cascades Day Tour is an ideal Adventure for a single traveler, couples, a small group of friends or family, or a private charter.

Stay longer for a multi-day Adventure to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! in NW Washington. Add the Day Hiking in the North CascadesAnacortes “Wild Side” Eco Tour, San Juan Orcas Island Day Tour and/or Skagit Valley Geese & Swans Eco Tour to this Adventure.  Check out the rest of our Guided Adventures and please inquire about accommodations.


Stephanie was a wonderful guide, pointing out at every turn the smaller wonders that were a part of the much larger, beautiful landscape. She welcomed my enthusiasm and made me feel at home in a place that I had never been. The trip exceeded my expectations (which were high to begin with) and I would do it again in a second if I could! Thanks Stephanie/Skagit Guided Adventures! Amanda, NY