Haney Meadow Loop, Diamond Head & Windy Knob


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Haney Meadow Loop, Diamond Head & Windy Knob

Moderate paced tour for intermediate sliders to Diamond Head and Windy Knob in the Blewett Pass area. The vertical gain is approximately 3000 feet in approximately 7 miles round trip.

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  • Moderate, M1-M2 Mountain 1-2 Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

Tronsen Meadows parking area (Road 7240)

Sno-Park permit may be required

Be ready to discuss the information that you recorded in your AIARE field book or the attached trip checklist (Word, pdf)  at the parking area at 9:00 am.

This will be a moderate paced tour.  It is the responsibility of each participant to stay within voice distance of the participant behind them. 

Enclosed is a map, profile, segment description (Excel) of the route and a trip checklist (Word, pdf).  We will return to the trail head prior to 5:00 pm.

Enclosed is an avalanche rescue checklist (Word, pdf).  It and the AIARE field book or trip checklist are MANDATORY equipment to participate on the trip.  You will not participate in the trip without them.

You must complete the appropriate sections of the AIARE field book or the following sections of the trip checklist PRIOR to arriving at the trail head: Weather, Avalanche Problem and Avalanche Advisory Key Messages.  Use the segment description for the travel plan and identify FOUR field observation locations where observations will be recorded.

You will be using the map and the travel plan to lead the navigation to and from our destination.

Please check your email after 9 pm on the day before the trip, and in the morning before you leave for route changes due to avalanche and weather conditions.  If you do not receive an email at either of these times, the route has not changed.

The actual route will depend on snow, avalanche, weather conditions and participants’ abilities. If needed, an alternate, safer destination will be chosen by group consensus.

We will conduct a review of the day at the cars.


Haney Meadow Loop, Diamond Head & Windy Knob

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
  • AIARE field book or the provided trip checklist
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