Haney Meadow Loop, Diamond Head & Windy Knob


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Windy Knob

Moderate paced tour for intermediate sliders to Windy Knob in the Blewett Pass area. The vertical gain is approximately 2000 feet in approximately 7.5 miles round trip.

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  • Moderate, M1 Mountain 1 Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft

Tronsen Meadows parking area (Road 7240)

Be ready to start the tour at 9:00 am.

Sno-Park permit may be required

 Car Pool Location

This will be a moderate paced tour.  Trip participants must be within voice distance of the participant behind them.

You must complete the  following sections of the AIARE field book PRIOR to arriving at the trail head: Avalanche Danger, Snowpack Discussion, Weather Forecast and identify FOUR or more locations where observations will be recorded.  The AIARE field book is required equipment.  You may not participate in the trip without it.

Enclosed is a map, description, area map, route segments and profile of the route.  We will return to the trail head prior to 4:00 pm.

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.

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.


Haney Meadow Loop, Diamond Head & Windy Knob

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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