Roaring Ridge (Snoqualmie)


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Roaring Ridge (Snoqualmie)

Moderate paced tour for intermediate sliders to Roaring Ridge which is east of Snoqualmie Pass. The approximate trail head to destination evaluation gain is 2825 feet. The round trip distance is approximately 6.7 miles. Approximately 2 miles of the trip is flat.

  • M1 Intremediate Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

Meet at the northeast end of the Hyak parking lot.

Have your climbing skins on and be ready to start the tour at 8:00 am.

Car Pooling

To arrange a car pool, select the Roster tab in the trip description, and then the blue Email Roster button to get the car pool preferences and email addresses of the trip participants.

This will be a moderate paced tour.  It is the responsibility of each participant to stay within voice distance of the participant behind them. 

The route includes a couple of miles of flat terrain at its start and end.  Either wax your climbing skins or use a universal XC kick wax on your sliding equipment for this section.

Enclosed are links for a map, profile, segment description of the route and a ski trip and avalanche rescue checklist.  We will return to the trail head prior to 5:00 pm.

The AIARE field book or the ski trip and avalanche rescue checklist are MANDATORY equipment to participate on the trip.  You will not participate in the trip without them.

You must complete the appropriate sections of the AIARE field book or the following sections of the trip checklist PRIOR to arriving at the trail head: Weather, Avalanche Problem and Avalanche Advisory Key Messages.  Use the enclosed segment description of the route for the travel plan and identify FOUR field observation locations where observations will be recorded.  We will use the AIARE Avalanches and Observations when performing our observations so bring a copy of it with you.

You will be using the map and the travel plan to lead the navigation to and from our destination.

Please check your email after 9 pm on the day before the trip, and in the morning before you leave for route changes due to avalanche and weather conditions.  If you do not receive an email at either of these times, the route has not changed.

The actual route will depend on snow, avalanche, weather conditions and participants’ abilities. If needed, an alternate, safer destination will be chosen by group consensus.


Roaring Ridge (Snoqualmie)

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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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
  • AIARE field book or the ski trip and avalanche rescue checklist
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