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Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Ptarmigan Ridge (winter)

A ski tour along a scenic ridge on the west flank of Mount Baker.

  • Sat, Apr 7, 2018
  • Foothills Backcountry Skiing Committee
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Backcountry
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • M2 Mountain 2 Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

Mountaineers Mount Baker Lodge, 8:30 AM

From the Mountaineers Mount Baker Lodge, we will climb to Austin Pass, then along Ptarmigan Ridge and ski one of many options from the Ridge as time and conditions permit. The destination is subject to change based on conditions.

Intermediate or better backcountry skiing or backcountry boarding level expected.   Skier oriented trip.   Splitboarders must have sidehilling experience.  No snowshoes.   Skins, beacon, shovel, probe required; beacon must be a two or three antenna model.

Leader permission required, which can be obtained by email to the leader.

The Leader will be spending Friday and Saturday night at the Mountaineers Mount Baker Lodge.  If you wish to stay at the Lodge, reservations may be made here:

Note: changed date.


Ptarmigan Ridge (winter)

  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13S

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Shuksan Arm
  • See full route/place details.
  • Red Marker
    48.862526, -121.681418
    48.8625257861 -121.681417851
  • Red Marker
    48.818356, -121.755595
    48.818355707 -121.755595207
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 - Two or three antenna version required 
  • Avalanche probe
  • Ski crampons may be required, depending on conditions.
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