Intermediate Snowshoe Field Trip (Ice Ax)

Field trip: Intermediate Snowshoeing

Intermediate Snowshoe Field Trip (Ice Ax) - Skyline Lake

Field trip for the Foothills Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills course. Completion of the field trip is required prior to participating in Intermediate Snowshoe trips.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft


Skills Covered

  • Avalanche terrain travel rituals
  • Walking in balance
  • Ice Axe Skills
    • Self-belay
    • Self-arrest
  • Emergency bivouac
  • Snow pack evaluation

Skyline Lake, Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S

    USGS Stevens Pass

    USGS Labyrinth Mtn

    Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Snowshoes with side rails
  • Ice Axe
  • Helmet
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