Little Lundin


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Little Lundin

Backcountry touring in Snoqualmie Pass area -- exact location and route dependent on conditions and group interest. Be prepared for at least 2700 ft of elevation gain and 6 miles of distance. Expect to ski old growth forested slopes requiring advanced skill (single black diamond)

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  • M2 Mountain 2 Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft

Green Lake Park-and-Ride, NE corner of lot south of 65th ST -- 6:30AM
Issaquah Transit Center -- Garage -- 1st floor NE corner:  7:15 AM
Summit Pancake House -- Exit 52 of I-90   8:00AM -- Trip leader will be here.

I will send out a couple of route options on Wednesday evening after registration closes and after reviewing  weather and avalanche forecasts for the weekend.     We will then meet at the Summit Pancake house, review weather, snow and avalanche conditions and reach a group consensus on the route choice and goals for the day. 

If NWAC forecast is for a High avalanche hazard -- in bounds lift skiing will be a fallback option considered.  Also if recent snow accumulations  in the Snoqualmie Pass area are very deep, an alternate location farther east, such as Hex Mtn or Windy Knob might be chosen to reduce avalanche and immersion risk and reduce  trail breaking effort.  

Additional Notes:  A Winter Storm Warning, Extreme Avalanche Forecast from NWAC, Freezing Rain or "Chains Required" on the highway will cancel the trip.

Sketch map of approximate Little Lundin route:

Sketch map of approximate Kendall Knob Direct route:

Sketch map of approximate Gold Creek Trees route:



Little Lundin

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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