Back Country Skiing! As home to the most glaciers in the lower 48 states, Washington is a back country skiing wonderland. We are skiing twelve months of the year here with the North Cascades in our backyard. Granted, it takes a healthy effort and a proper amount of outdoor education, but reaching the most beautiful places on our planet usually does!
Here in Bellingham there are lots of great resources to educate yourself to stay safe while enjoying our natural environment. If you are interested in Back country skiing, taking an avalanche safety course is a must. Mt. Baker ski area and our local REI store both offer classes. The American Alpine Institute is another great school where I took my avalanche safety course, and I highly recommend them. The teachers are very professional and have lots of experience. The American Alpine Institute has many schools in North America and across the globe, and was called "The best all-around climbing school and guide service in North America" by Jon Krakauer of Outside Magazine.
So if you are thinking about relocating, and have adventure and outdoor recreation at the top of your list, come to Washington! Oh yeah, and besides sharing advice on your next adventure, click here: I am happy to help you find your home too!
Feel free to give me a call at (360) 298-0968