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. 13S
Activities

Upcoming Activities



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 11, 2019 - Sun, May 12, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
15 participants
Registration closes May 9
Bellingham Branch

Intense Basic Climb Course Lectures & Field Trips - Austin Pass (winter)

Climbing Field trip: Intense Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Intense Basic Days 7 to 9 - Mt. Baker Field Trip
Difficulty: Easy
Fri, Jun 21, 2019 - Sun, Jun 23, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 4 instructors on waitlist
Registration closes Jun 19
Seattle Branch
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