Roaring Ridge (Snoqualmie)

Ski the backcountry on northeast facing slopes near Hyak and Snoqualmie Pass.

getting there

Hyak Sno-Park

Take Exit 54 (Gold Creek/Hyak) off of of I-90 and turn south onto SR-906. At the intersection, turn left to stay on SR-906 and drive ~0.5 mile to the Hyak Sno-park (2,575 ft).

Hyak Parking Lot

Take Exit 54 (Gold Creek/Hyak) off of I-90 and turn south onto SR-906. At the intersection, continue straight and park at the Summit East (Hyak) Ski Area and Nordic Center parking lot (2,630 ft).

ski route

Newly thinned forest by the Roaring Thin project created some widely spaced forest on northeast facing slopes that appear worthy of investigation for new ski runs. The approach and exit involves approximately 2 miles of skiing the flat Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail (formerly John Wayne Trail)—bringing some kick-wax for this section is a good idea to avoid plodding on the flats with skins.  After leaving the groomed trail, switch to skins and the usual backcountry ski setup.

  • Difficulty: M1 Mountain 1 Ski
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • 5,000 ft
Map
Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S;Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207;USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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Resources
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Ski Route Topo Map

A topo map of the winter route to Roaring Ridge by Darryl Olson created via CalTopo Feb 2020.

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Ski Route Elelvation Profile

An elevation profile for the winter route to Roaring Ridge by Darryl Olson Feb 2020.

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Ski Route Trip Segments

An Excel spreadsheet of trip segments with direction, distance, etc. for the winter route to Roaring Ridge by Darryl Olson Feb 2020.

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