Trip 1 - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

Field trip: Introduction to Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series

Trip 1 - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

Ski lines of varying difficulty based on group abilities.

  • M1 Mountain 1 Ski, Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft


***Leader permission required, priority given to Olympia Branch skiers until January 15th***

We will answer questions on equipment use.  Practice efficient transition from uphill travel to skiing down.  Practice with our avalanche transceivers.


Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Backcountry skis and bindings or split snowboard. The binding system must allow the heel to be unlocked and the toe to pivot for uphill climbing with skins. No cross-country skis.

Avalanche transceiver that displays distance and direction, shovel and probe. 

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