Snow Mountain Alpacas
Find Your Passions Elevated In Alpacas
We are a small alpaca ranch in Western Washington, raising Huacaya alpacas (the fluffy looking ones) for their luxuriously fine fleece. We are seed-stock producers and primarily, raise healthy and structurally sound alpacas, with a continued emphasis on improvement upon our fiber structure, handle and micron with each breeding; and we continue to reduce our fiber micron (fineness) and retain lingering fineness with each successive breeding.
Alpaca fiber is one of the rarest natural fibers in the world. It is used in luxurious clothing designed by some of the most elite fashion houses in the United States, Europe and Asia. This demand is the driving force behind the alpaca industry.
Alpaca fiber is stronger and lighter than wool, softer than cashmere, fire retardant, water resistant, lustrous, insulating and beautiful! Garments made from alpaca fiber are considered “heirloom”, as it last generations, opposed to the 10-year average of sheep wool. Alpaca comes in 22 natural colors and blends well with other types of natural and manmade fibers. Microscopic examination of alpaca fiber reveals a unique structure and unlike sheep's wool, alpaca fibers have a smooth shaft, a trait that virtually eliminates the prickly feel often associated with wool clothing. Containing no lanolin (wool grease), alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic and very environmentally friendly since no chemicals are required in the cleaning of alpaca fiber. Sheep’s wool requires chemical baths to clean out the lanolin.
We began our herd in June of 2006. Our need and desire to bring a change of lifestyle into our lives brought us to the world of alpacas. This lifestyle change was not necessarily to reduce our workload, but more importantly and definitively to provide a less stressful and far more enjoyable life for ourselves. One of the best side effects of the alpaca lifestyle is the close-knit community of alpaca breeders and the incredible relationships we have attained through this industry.
Our herd represents some of the best and most sought after bloodlines, including:
Black Vigor of Bolivia * Peruvian Aladdin * Peruvian Andrajo * Peruvian Aureo * Peruvian Bledo * Peruvian Hemingway * PPeruvian Caligula * PPeruvian Camilio * PPeruvian Felix * PPeruvian Vengador * PPPeruvian Mr. President * 5Peruvian Don Alamir * 6Peruvian Royal Gold
We offer a wide variety of alpaca products from raw fiber to finished clothing. We provide roving and batts for spinners, yarns for those that knit, crochet and weave. Clothing, socks, blankets, rugs and alpaca toys for those wishing a finished product, and “alpaca tea” and compost for the gardeners.
We may be a small farm, but we are here to assist all new and experienced alpaca owners by offering agistment (boarding), quality herd sires (with mobile and drive-by breedings), quality alpacas, and sharing of all the knowledge and resources available to us. We are always available to our customers, associates and those looking into the industry. More importantly, we will ALWAYS be there after the sale for all your questions, training and support.