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Backcountry Skiing Area Maps

Beacon Guidebooks has partnered with onX Backcountry to digitize the guidebook experience for backcountry skiers. Discover in-depth guidebook ski tours curated by local professionals. Current coverage includes routes in Washington, Colorado and more. Matched with the power of onX Backcountry, you will be able to view ascents and descents alongside map layers like Slope Angle, Slope Aspect and Avalanche Forecasts.

Washington's East Side

Snow Region

Washington’s East Side

Activity
Snow

Zones
40

Routes
280

In 1897, John Stevens found the passage for the Great Northern Railroad across a 4,000’ pass in the Cascades. Since then Stevens Pass’ place in history is thick with decades of travel, avalanches, ski areas and so much more. Stevens Pass is …

Loveland Pass

Snow Region

Loveland Pass

Activity
Snow

Zones
17

Routes
108

For nearly one hundred years, skiers and snowboarders have cemented Loveland Pass’s reputation as a backcountry destination by driving up and skiing down. In the 1930’s, early ski area explorers went deeper into the basins surrounding the Pass, …

Berthoud Pass

Snow Region

Berthoud Pass

Activity
Snow

Zones
19

Routes
130

Since the 1930s, skiers have been exploring the slopes surrounding US Highway 40 as it climbs and descends Berthoud Pass. This was the former home of one of Colorado’s pioneering ski areas. When it closed, the Pass quickly emerged as the most po…

Snoqualmie Pass

Snow Region

Snoqualmie Pass

Activity
Snow

Zones
23

Routes
169

For the last hundred years Snoqualmie Pass has provided access to local adventure for the growing population of the Puget Sound. The 1920s and 30s saw many of Snoqualmie Pass peaks explored with over 50 named ski tours on both sides of the pass….

Buffalo Pass

Snow Region

Buffalo Pass

Activity
Snow

Zones
22

Routes
107

Buffalo Pass is the mecca for backcountry sled-skiers in the Rockies. Nestled in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains near Steamboat Springs, it is one of the only places in the world where you can drive 15 minutes from a resort, unload a trail…

Mount Baker

Snow Region

Mount Baker

Activity
Snow

Zones
24

Routes
205

It has the deepest snowpack, super-accessible year-round touring, and a funky local scene that keeps the vibe family-friendly, community-focused and chill. Baker—originally called Kulshan—was renamed by George Vancouver during the first Euro…

Crystal Mountain

Snow Region

Crystal Mountain

Activity
Snow

Zones
22

Routes
104

Like the skiers and boarders today, in the 1800’s traces of gold brought prospectors seeking their fortune to Silver Creek, known as the Summit Mining District. By 1949 all that was left of mining’s legacy was the colorful names for the landmark…

Olympic National Park

Snow Region

Olympic National Park

Activity
Snow

Zones
22

Routes
163

The Duwamish of the Salish sea call them ‘Sun-a-do’, and the ancestors of the Klallam have been living, hunting and gathering in the high mountains since time immemorial. The Spanish sailed along the coast in 1774 and named the highest peak, Cer…

Rocky Mountain National Park

Snow Region

Rocky Mountain National Park

Activity
Snow

Zones
14

Routes
92

Welcome to Rocky Mountain National Park. “The Park,” as locals know it, is home to some of the most diverse, accessible ski terrain on the Colorado Front Range. The Continental Divide creates a North-South backbone through the Park, and th…

Cameron Pass

Snow Region

Cameron Pass

Activity
Snow

Zones
21

Routes
119

Cameron Pass provides a unique Colorado backcountry skiing experience. Remote and undeveloped, “Cam Pass” also receives a generous amount of snow each winter; good skiing often extends into May. Colorado State Hwy.14, a well-maintained all-w…

Crested Butte

Snow Region

Crested Butte

Activity
Snow

Zones
18

Routes
83

Legends permeate the mountain culture here, from a postman traversing the Elks high passes during the mining days to a couple of hippies reinventing telemark skiing in Red Lady Bowl. Crested Butte Mountain Resort challenges skiers to hone their …

Silverton

Snow Region

Silverton

Activity
Snow

Zones
24

Routes
108

It speaks for itself when it comes to remote and rugged mountain towns of the west. Many mountain ranges do not have a year round maintained road passing through them. The San Juan Mountain Range, from Durango through Silverton and on to Ouray h…