Mount Rainier Lower Nisqually Glacier


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Mount Rainier Lower Nisqually Glacier

This is Nisqually Chute to Nisqually bridge. So activity map does not apply.

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

Longmire parking at 8:00AM.

Conditions permitting we'll descend the main chute and continue to the Nisqually bridge.  There is not a targeted activity for this trip in the registry yet. Higher ski skills required and greater avalanche potential then the typical Camp Muir ski trip.  Applicants please be prepared for this so I've made it leader permission required.  If avalanche potential is too great then we'll pick another route in Muir, Paradise area.  


Mount Rainier Lower Nisqually Glacier

  • 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
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