Range of Glaciers

Range of Glaciers Tour Map

Flight Details

Glaciers are the defining feature of the North Cascades. The range is home to the greatest concentration of perennial snowfields and alpine glaciers in the contiguous United States.

This route traverses rugged landscapes, connecting some of the highest peaks and most magnificent glaciers in the North Cascades.

This flight is inspired by Fred Becky’s book, “A Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Range.” A resident of Seattle, Fred was one of North America’s most celebrated mountaineers. He holds the world’s record for the most first ascents, including many in the North Cascades.

*This is a photography flight. Please bring a camera. (A smartphone is fine.)

1 hour

Flight time

$435 / person

Price based on 2 person minimum.
Single-passenger flights available. Please contact us for details.


Call or reserve online

(360) 389-2339

Customer Feedback & Photos

  • star ratingAMAZING - Absolutely mind blowing experience. Wayne was the perfect tour guide showing us all the glaciers and peaks. Knowing which tour we were able to do due to high winds ands having very clear communication with the group. Fantastic views! Definitely once in a lifetime experience.
    Thanks Wayne for being a great host and pilot !!

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    May 15, 2023
  • star ratingBest flight of my life! - From start to finish, Wayne made this an incredible experience! My husband and I had a late October flight booked (hoping to see snow covered peaks surrounding not-yet-frozen lakes). It had been really cold in the days preceding our trip and Wayne contacted us before our flight and gave us a list of items that would keep us cozy in the plane's cabin. He was also so knowledgeable about the region, during the flight he listed off all the lakes and mountain peaks we passed! He also made sure that the plane was lined up perfectly to get the best views (and best photographs) of the mountains. It was a solid 11/10 experience, easily one of the coolest things I've done! I've hiked/backpacked/skied quite a bit in the North Cascades, but getting to see the range from the air really put into perspective how massive and rugged the North Cascades are! Jaw dropping beauty everywhere you look, seriously, I had a tough time knowing where to look because it was all so beautiful!

    avatar thumb sonjas49
    October 26, 2020
  • star ratingSoaring through the mountains - Now we understand why it’s called ,” the cascades “. The beautiful waterfalls cascading from the most incredible colored lakes! The breathtaking close up views of the fantastic north cascades mountains- such a sight! I hope it remains in my memory indefinitely.

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    October 2, 2022
  • star ratingUnbelievable North Cascades Flight - A beautiful flight of the North Cascades! The expert pilot Wayne had us in the air in no time with just breathtaking views of Baker Lake, Mount Shuksan, Mount Baker, The Picketts and a variety of other peaks, so many i can’t remember them all. Words cannot describe the beauty we have. If you ever get a chance.. take the flight you’ll be amazed.

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    avatar thumb pnwwheels2444
    February 4, 2023
  • star ratingOur flight with Snowking Aviation was unforgettable! - My partner and I did a flight with Snowking Aviation last night and can't say enough how wonderful the experience was! Wayne is the perfect pilot for this- extremely prepared, knowledgable, and engaging. His priority was making sure we had a safe and amazing time- and we did!! I've still got the biggest grin on my face.The weather was a little unpredictable and Wayne also did a great job working around that. I cant wait to do this again during a different season! Thank you times a million.

    avatar thumb Catie B
    March 31, 2019
  • star ratingBack For More - Stunning Aerial Adventure Above the North Cascades - I couldn't stay away. A week of new snow dumping in the North Cascades set up another trip above this spectacle of nature's beauty in the Northwest. Wayne arranged a tour for me a bit later in the day for better light and the possibility of beautiful alpenglow.

    We got all that and more. Just relentless gorgeous snowscapes, towering peaks, faroff Mount Rainier and Glacier Peak. All bathed in soft golden light which turned pink as we headed back home.

    I loved this second view of the North Cascades with fresh snow. I had two cameras with me:

    Sony a7r2 and Canon 70-200 lens
    Fuji GFX100s and GF45-100 medium format

    Advice: Keep your shutter speed above 1/500 using ISO. In-camera stabilization helps. Set auto focus to Continuous. Keep lenses close to the window but not in contact. Any tiny glare artifacts in images can be fixed with Content Aware Fill in photoshop.

    I got over 70% keepers using these strategies.

    Feel free to contact me for prints, or even better, book a tour and go get your own!

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    avatar thumb seattlenativemike
    February 28, 2022
  • star ratingWayne the pilot has such an understated and modest manner to put anyone at ease. We flew at 9000 feet through the Cascades so you could almost reach out and touch the snow capped peaks. This pilot has decades of experience as a bush pilot in Alaska. Need I say more? We are so looking forward to flying with Snowking again. Lifetime experience!! I've spent more and gotten way less of an adventure. Wayne is the Snowking.

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    July 3, 2023
  • star ratingUnforgettable experience! - I got my wife a trip around Mt. Baker for Mother's day and it was amazing! Wayne was so nice and flexible. We were able to leave slightly later than scheduled while we waited for clearer skies. Wayne made sure our trip was both safe and offered the views we wanted. I cant say enough good things about the trip. Truly a trip to remember. Thank you Wayne

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    avatar thumb Clinton-Vanita M
    May 12, 2019
  • star ratingI love being in the air, so when I saw that there was a chance to fly over the Cascade Mountains, I was quick to book it. And I am so glad I did! Wayne was a wonderful pilot who was kind and sure to emphasize that I was more than welcome to communicate any requests, questions, or concerns to him. The flight itself was absolutely breathtaking - there's nothing quite like seeing those dramatic mountain peaks and beautiful glaciers from above. I would absolutely recommend this experience - it was wonderful from start to finish.

    avatar thumb MeghanDressel
    July 24, 2021
  • star ratingAn unforgettable day in the cascades! - I booked a flight with Snowking Aviation for my boyfriend's birthday and it was one of the best experiences for both of us. Wayne was very responsive when I wanted to change the day that I originally booked. Wayne is a great guy, knowledgeable, engaging, and made sure everyone was safe and heard. This experience can easily be a day trip from Seattle for people visiting or for people who want to experience the Cascades in a different way. Can't say enough about it!

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    October 28, 2019

Prepare to Fly

Important information to help you prepare for your flight.

Bring your Camera

Snowking flights are ideal for aerial landscape photography. Visibility is excellent in all directions, and we will be sensitive to lighting and camera/airplane positioning.

Aerial Photography Tips

Learn aerial photography techniques from acclaimed northwest photographer and pilot John Scurlock.


If your flight is canceled due to weather, you can choose to reschedule, receive a full refund, or select a gift card redeemable for a future flight.

Our Premier Location

We are located on the edge of North Cascades National Park at Mears Field in Concrete, Washington. Our base of operations is the best location for flightseeing in the area. Surrounded by mountains, you’ll enjoy alpine spectacles right after take-off with no aerial commute to the scenery.

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