Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Paradise

Beginning of the season trip starting from Paradise parking lot and looking for better snow in the area. Please keep expectations low due to early season conditions and likelihood of less than ideal weather. Destination may change if the road opening to Paradise is likely to be greatly delayed. Appropriate fitness, previous backcountry skiing experience and ability to ski black runs in any conditions required. All vehicles must have tire chains to drive in the park.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 1,000 ft/hr

8:30am at Longmire parking lot. 



  • 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
  • Helmet
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