Field Trip - Pod Version - Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

Field trip: Backcountry Ski Clinic: Planning and Traveling in Avalanche Terrain

Field Trip - Pod Version - Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

Field trip for practicing decision-making and avalanche rescue drills.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sat, Jan 16, 2021
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Backcountry Skiing, Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Moderate, M1 Mountain 1 Ski, Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

will be communicated in the class & via email

Individuals will be divided into 2 subgroups and will travel independently and distant. More on this will be discussed in the online class.

  • On the morning of the trip, the group will come together and discuss the plan for the day, check their gear, and start traveling.
    • The trip will include practicing rescue drills.
    • It will also include traveling in the backcountry, observing snow and route conditions, and change the course as needed by discussing the concerns with the group.
    • At the end of the trip, the group will get together to debrief the actions, decisions for the day.

In order to get the most benefit out of the field trip, you should do the following:

  • Prepare/Plan for the field trip. 
  • Be prepared for a full, 8-hour day. 
  • Arrive early enough to park and make whatever preparations are necessary so you can be ready to begin at the starting time.


For the 2020-2021 season, all Seattle Snowshoeing courses and trips follow The Mountaineers COVID-19 Guidance for WA Phase 2.  All participants must follow The Mountaineers COVID-19 Code of Conduct

Before signing up for this course please be sure you have access to a winter-capable vehicle.   


Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See the required equipment on the course page.

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