Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

Moderate paced tour for new and intermediate sliders to the Mazama Ridge area.

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  • Sun, Jan 3, 2016
  • Seattle Skiing Committee
  • Backcountry Skiing
  • Intermediate
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • M1 Mountain 1 Ski, Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

Meet at the Longmire Museum before 9:00 am.

Car Pool Location:

  • Leave the location at 6:30 am
  • South Renton Park and Ride, 205 S 7th St, Renton, WA 98057
  • Meet on the south side of the Park and Ride near the bus stops

All vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park during the winter season (Nov 1 - May 1). This requirement applies to all vehicles (including four-wheel drive), regardless of tire type or weather conditions.

Please complete the following sections of the AIARE field book PRIOR to arriving at the trail head: Avalanche Danger, Snowpack Discussion, Weather Forecast and identify four or more locations where observations will be recorded.  Enclosed is a list of emergency contact numbers.

Enclosed is a map of the route.

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.

The trip will include a beacon search and retrieval practice session.  Please bring a waterproof bag and a plastic case to protect your beacon when it is being used as the victim’s beacon. 


Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
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
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