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
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
Map
  • USGS Mt Rainier East
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Winter Mountaineering - Paradise Glacier

Avalanche Safety Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Winter mountaineering will teach emergency shelter and avalanche saftey
Difficulty: M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
Prerequisites
8 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Feb 21
Olympia Branch
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