Snow Camping

Snow Camping

Snow camping is a great a way to experience the joys of the outdoors year round! Learn how to avoid common winter adventure mistakes to stay warm, dry, and confident in the backcountry no matter what the season. Whether it’s cupping your hands around a hot cup of hot chocolate or snuggling into your warm sleeping bag in the crisp, snowy mountain night, you’ll have unforgettable experiences that will build your outdoor skills and prepare you for more winter adventures. These trips take place at Mt. Rainier National Park, with breathtaking winter views of Mt. Tacoma (Rainier) and surrounding peaks.

Available Trips


Snow – Forests – Camping

Difficulty Level

Easy: Little elevation gain and loss


Two days

2023 Schedule:

March 11-12

Price: $300 per person

Includes gear rental, food from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the second day, and all entrance fees, permits, and passes.

Our mission is to make outdoor recreation accessible to all. If you cannot afford the total trip cost right now, please send us a brief message to request a discount form.

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    Trip Details


    • Day 1: Hike in and set up camp
    • Day 2: Hike out

    Learning Goals

    • Leave no trace
    • Gear management
    • Plant and wildlife identification
    • Basic winter camping skills
    • Local geography
    • Cultural history


    • Meet Location: TBD
    • Meet Time: 9 AM
    • Pick-up Location: TBD
    • Pick-up Time: Approximately 11 AM, guides will reach out to guardians to communicate ETA

    Gear Provided

    • Tent
    • Backcountry sleeping pad
    • Sleeping bag
    • All meals from lunch the first day through breakfast on the second day
    • All entrance fees, permits and passes 
    • First-aid kit and satellite phone
    • Group kitchen and food service gear

    Indigenous Land


    “It [Lushootseed] is from the beginning strength of the people, and it is from what the Creator put down upon this land for people…. The earth speaks. The animals speak. Everything has a voice.”

    Vi Hilbert, Grandmother Video Project

    The Puyallup tribe in their own language call themselves a name that means “people from the bend at the bottom of the river.” They are one of twelve Lushootseed speaking tribes in the Puget Sound region. The language of Lushootseed has vast diversity and multiple dialects, with each group having their own way of speaking. All dialects were to be honored and respected, reflecting the values of Lushootseed culture such as ‘Be kind, be helpful, be sharing.’

    The Lushootseed speaking peoples called the mountain that dominated their horizon Tacoma or Tahoma, a word that may have meant “the mother of all waters.” The Puyallup tribe is calling on the state of Washington to rename the mountain from its current official name of “Rainier.”

    Today, the Puyallup Tribe is a recognizable force in the fight for tribal rights, and were a significant player in the Boldt Decision of 1974, establishing the rights of Native Americans in Washington State to fish using traditional methods.

    ~ This information was found on

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