Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Skyline Ridge/North Side

Season Kickoff backcountry ski trip -- date changed to 12/21

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  • Moderate, M1 Mountain 1 Ski, Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

6:30AM <- For Seattle folks -- trip leader will not be here.
Greenlake Park & Ride
6601 8th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 

7:15AM <- The trip leader will be here.
Brickyard Park and Ride
15530 Juanita-Woodinville Way NE.
Bothell, WA

Season kick off backcountry trip.

Trip will include a beacon search practice session in the area around Skyline Lake.  Please bring a waterproof bag and a plastic case to enclose/protect your beacon when it is other's turn to search during the practice session. 

Depending on conditions, we will ski zero, one or more laps in the north bowls of Heather ridge.

GPX track from a trip there last December  -- this is only one possibility.


Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe (probe poles NOT an acceptable substitute)
Other good things to consider bringing:

Ski wax
Thermos with a hot drink
Small foam pad to sit on. 

Trip Reports