Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

Out looking for some runs without the crowds of the resorts in the Mazama Bowl and Birthday Bowl.

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  • Moderate, M1 Intremediate Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

We will meet at the Tukwila Park and Ride (47.482292, -122.269518) at 7am to set-up ride shares if needed.  The plan is to hit the Longmire gate when it opens at 9am hopefully.

The tour plan is to skin down the Paradise Valley Road to 4th crossing where we will make way to the top of Mazama Ridge.  From there we will head to the bowls and start doing some yo-yo'ing of the bowls.  The turn around time from the top of Mazama bowl will be 3pm, with runs made at each skiers own pace from the bowls.  We will skin in as a group and exit as a group.


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
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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
  • Warm gear (potential snow)
  • Goggles or eye protection (potential snow)
  • National Park Pass (For drivers only)
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