Trip 2 - Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

Field trip: Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Mini-series

Trip 2 - Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

Ski north and south slopes. Ski steeper terrain and longer skinning opportunities.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft


***Leader permission required, priority given to Olympia Branch skiers***

Practice efficient transition from uphill travel to skiing.


Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • 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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