Union & Jove Peaks


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Union & Jove Peaks

Moderate paced tour for intermediate sliders to Union and Jove Peaks near Stevens Pass. Trail head to destination evaluation gain is 3600 feet and elevation loss is 700 feet. The round trip distance is approximately 11 miles.

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  • M1 Mountain 1 Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

Smithbrook Road parking lot

Be ready to start the tour at 9:00 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. 

Enclosed is an ascent route map, descent route map, profile and segment description of the route.  We will return to the trail head prior to 5:30 pm.  A link to the ascent route description is located in the Route/Place tab.

You must complete the following sections of the AIARE field book PRIOR to arriving at the trail head: Avalanche Danger, Snowpack Discussion, Weather Forecast, Travel Plan (using the segment description) and identify FOUR Field Observations locations where observations will be recorded.  Please use the segment description for the Travel Plan section.  The AIARE field book is required equipment.  You will not participate in the trip without it.

You will be using the map and the Travel Plan section of the AIARE field book 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.

We will conduct a review of the day at the cars.


Union & Jove Peaks

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    Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    USGS Labyrinth Mtn
  • 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
  • AIARE field book
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