Austin Pass (winter)

This spot along the way to Artist Point is a great training area in the winter for snowshoeing, backcountry skiing/snowboarding, and avalanche safety.

GETTING THERE

From I-5, Take Exit 255 for SR-542, the Mount Baker Highway. Drive East on SR-542 approximately 54 miles to the ski area and continue to the uppermost parking lot (4,250 ft).

route

From the upper parking lot of the ski area follow the cat track up and then cut toward swift creek.  Austin Pass is a nice flat area suitable for camping.

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 2.0
Map
  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Tacoma Basic FT 5 - Glacier IV (winter overnight) - Austin Pass (winter)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Tacoma Basic Climbing FT 5 - Winter Overnight
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Mar 20, 2021 - Sun, Mar 21, 2021
Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Mar 18
Tacoma Branch

Overnight Field Trip - Austin Pass (winter)

Backcountry Skiing Field trip: Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering Course
Take what you learned in the first field trip and lectures and put it all
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Mar 27, 2021 - Sun, Mar 28, 2021
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 instructor
Registration closed Feb 21
Foothills Branch

Seattle Basic SIG SNOW FT - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Camping, & Roped Travel) - Austin Pass (winter)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Stoury/Arnold SIG SNOW Field Trip - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue,
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Apr 17, 2021 - Sun, Apr 18, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Apr 15
Seattle Branch

Snow Travel Field Trip - Austin Pass (winter)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Learn the basics of roped and unroped travel on snow as well as some snow
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, May 15, 2021 - Sun, May 16, 2021
No Prerequisites
13 participants 6 instructors
Registration closes May 13
Bellingham Branch

Intensive Basic Climbing Course Lectures & Field Trips - Austin Pass (winter)

Climbing Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Intensive Basic Climbing Course Lectures & Field Trips - Seattle
Difficulty: Easy
Fri, Jun 11, 2021 - Sun, Jun 13, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants
Registration closes Jun 9
Seattle Branch
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