Welcome to California Ski Guides & California Rock Guides
Formally Mountain Adventure Seminars
Bear Valley Office, Bear Valley California
Sierra Wilderness Seminars Inc. our parent company was founded by Timothy Keating in Mt. Shasta in 1981 and is celebrating 36 years of guiding adventure lovers into the California wilderness.
MAS was founded in Bear Valley in 1996 and brings 20 years of outdoor adventures to our guiding family. SWS Mountain Guides, California Ski Guides, and California Rock Guides is led by Timothy Keating, David Cressman, and JB Brown and is a reflection of their love for the outdoors and enthusiasm for introducing, sharing and educating others in “the wild places.”
Our main office and 25 person bunkhouse are located in Mt. Shasta, with additional offices in Lone Pine and NOW our new BEAR VALLEY OFFICE at 265 Bear Valley Road just inside the Bear Valley Lodge.
“We are thrilled to bring Bear Valley and all MAS courses into the SWS family.”
MAS/SWS NOW operate the broadest range of programs in the most venues in California of any guides service: Mt. Shasta, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Russell, Pinnacles, Castle Crags, Alabama Hills, Crystal Crag, Bear Valley,
Lover’s Leap, Calaveras Dome, North Palisade, Temple Crag, Mt. Sill, The Incredible Hulk, International Expeditions and much more!
Winter adventures include mountaineering, ice climbing, avalanche education, and backcountry ski/snowboard, telemark and snowshoe adventures.
Summer adventures include mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and more!
Find your adventure today on one of our websites or call 888.797.6867