Crystal Mountain Ski Area

Home to groomed resort skiing and access to some fantastic backcountry ski routes. In late winter and early spring the slopes are perfect training grounds for practicing ice axe arrest and other snow travel techniques.

information for LEADERS

scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please use the summary section of your activity to note where you will be located within this larger ski area, and contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to 12 people.
  • This route/place should only be used for activities that will be conducted inside the ski area boundary and lift-accessible backcountry. Please use nearby Routes & Places like Bullion Basin if you plan to go there.
  • Difficulty: M2 Mountain 2 Ski
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • Land Manager: Crystal Mountain Resort
    Mount Baker Ranger District (MBSNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • USGS Norse Peak
  • USGS White River Park
  • Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • Red Marker
    46.935349, -121.474886
    46.9353487914 -121.474885941
  • Red Marker
    46.928169, -121.504583
    46.9281689303 -121.504583359

Upcoming Activities

Snow Skills - Backup Location - Crystal Mountain Ski Area

Scrambling Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course
This is a BACKUP location for the Snow Field Trip Associated with Compressed Alpine Scramble
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, May 5, 2018
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes May 3
Foothills Branch
Trip Reports

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  • Crystal Mountain Backcountry

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