Hex Mountain (winter)


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Hex Mountain (winter)

Hex Mountain is a steep but rewarding Cascades winter adventure: you will earn the great 360 degree views from the summit. Low avalanche risk makes this a popular winter destination. On a clear day, you will enjoy views of Mount Rainier, the Teanaways, and other peaks.

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  • M1 Intremediate Ski, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • Pace: Moderate pace around 2 mph

7:00 AM Bellevue Eastgate Park and Ride. Meet beneath the overpass which is on the east side of the large parking lot.


  • Skiing/Splitboarding skill level: Intermediate (inbound Blue Square)
  • Prior backcountry skiing experience: completed at least 2 tours involving a minimum of 2,000' of elevation gain\
  • Avalanche training: AIARE level 1 (preferred) or (minimum) avalanche awareness training which included in-the-field simulated rescue training

Hex Mountain (winter)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/splitboard, poles (no snowshoes, please)
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
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