Crystal Mtn Backcountry M2 Route
Richard L. Lambe
Plaza south of ticket window of Crystal Mountain ski area
Leader's Choice of destinations depending on conditions, so exact mileage and elevation gain may vary.
Intermediate or better skiing or boarding level expected. Splitboarders must have experience with sidehilling. No snowshoes. Skins, beacon, shovel, probe required. Possible destinations include the Pickhandle Loop, which includes Pickhandle Point, Blue Bell Pass, Crown Point, and Bullion Peak or skiing the ridge southwest from Pickhandle Point. Expect elevation gain of up to 5,000’. The destination is subject to change based on conditions. Leader permission required if you have not successfully completed at least one Mountaineers M2 trip.