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.)

55 minutes

Flight time

$410 / person

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

Reservations

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(360) 389-2339

Customer Feedback & Photos

  • 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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    May 12, 2019
  • star ratingStunning Aerial Adventure Over the North Cascades. - Stunning aerial adventure over the North Cascades. I've been meaning to book this tour since last Fall, and so glad I finally went. Wayne is an exceptional pilot and goes into detail about the safety aspects of his plane pre-flight. We finally got some nice weather and went flying.

    He explained what I was seeing as we soared above this incredible landscape of textures, shadows, ice, snow and rock. I shot over 1300 images on my camera and can't take my eyes off the results. Bring any camera; just make sure you bring a camera.

    If you've ever wondered what the North Cascades looks like from above, this trip answers it and then some. Can't recommend it enough.

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    January 28, 2022
  • 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!

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    October 26, 2020
  • 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 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 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 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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    February 4, 2023
  • 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
  • star ratingA can't miss introduction to the North Cascades - I booked an hour long flight at sunset for my girlfriend and I for my birthday. We had a great time! Wayne gave us a great tour through the range, taking us close to the jagged peaks so we could admire them. I'm an avid film photographer, and Wayne helped point out and line up shots, of which I only had 12. We were also impressed with Wayne's professionalism and commitment to safety; his preflight briefing put us at ease before the flight. I'd love to fly with Snowking again!

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    April 29, 2021
  • 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

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.

Weather

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.

Gift Certificates

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