Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows

Trip

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows

One day ski tour of MSH.

  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4, Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,700 ft

We'll meet up at the Marble Mtn snow-park Thursday night and camp in the parking lot for an early start on Friday.

We'll meet up in the Sno-park the evening before so we're ready for an early start on Friday.

We'll skin up, wait for corn o'clock at the regular crater rim spot and then have a great ski down.

Participants should expect a pace that gets us to the summit in 5 hours or less.

AIARE 1 required.

When you reach out for permission, please describe your current fitness,  the skis you intend to use, and your skiing ability.  I have found that a dedicated touring set up is best since a heavy inbounds set up evening with a "cross over" binding will more than likely put you on the summit well after the rest of the group.

Always super fun if we get the weather!

Route/Place

Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows



  • USGS Mt St Helens

    Green Trails Mount St Helens NVM No. 332S

    Green Trails Mt St Helens NW No. 364S
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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
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