Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Golden Gate

One day backcountry tour in the Paradise area.

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  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 970 ft

Let's plan to meet at Longmire at 8:30am.  Gate scheduled to open at 9am. 

Contingency: if  we are not able to meet up before the gate opens go ahead and drive to the Paradise parking lot.  We will meet outside the tunnel leading to the restrooms. 

REMINDERS: 1) MRNP entrance fee or pass required for park entrance; 2) all cars required to carry chains after November 1; 3) AIARE 1/Avy 1 required.

 Plan is to tour up the Golden Gate area from Paradise.  We may do a couple of laps, depending on the team desires and weather.  Expect an easy day with lots of breaks.  Good trip to try out any new gear.  Must have avy gear and some touring experience.

 COVID-19 restrictions apply.  Please ensure you are aware of what these are and what they mean for our trip.  Except for participants within the same household, carpools are discouraged.



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
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