Paradise Glacier

Paradise Area is a moderate, 7 mile backcountry ski route with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. The Paradise Glacier is best suited for spring skiing and will have longer elevation gain and mileage.

getting there

From SR 7 in Elbe, turn east onto SR 706, both known as the National Park Highway. Continue through the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park. Be prepared to pay the fee just after entering the park. Drive 19 miles to Paradise.

Winter drivers in the park are required to have snow chains, and may be required to install them at Longmire.

Information for LEADERS

This area is used by our branches to host snow field trips and is a generally popular winter exploration area. Please check other routes/places to ensure we don't have multiple Mountaineers groups going to the same area.

  • Difficulty: M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • 7,400 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
Map
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • USGS Mt Rainier East
  • Red Marker
    46.786459, -121.736534
    46.7864593941 -121.736533642
  • Red Marker
    46.815020, -121.704948
    46.8150201264 -121.704947949
 
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Glacier Ski/Snowboard - Paradise Glacier

Skiing/Snowboarding Trip
Difficulty: M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
Sun, May 27, 2018
Prerequisites
6 participants 0 leaders
Registration closed May 20
Foothills Branch
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