Seattle MAC - Backcountry Ski or Snowboard Trip

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Backcountry Ski or Snowboard Trip - Paradise Area (winter)

A back country ski trip for MAC. There is homework that is due by the pre-trip meeting. Please see meeting place and time & leader's notes.

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.
  • Sun, Dec 6, 2020
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • 2 (6 capacity)
  • FULL (2 capacity)
  • FULL (2 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

See trips sheet (Mandatory pre-trip homework described on trip sheet. Due by the time of the pre-trip meeting. Participants will not be allowed to join trip without completing homework and other trip prep items.)

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday 12/1 @ 5pm via Zoom.

All students, leaders, parents, drivers, chaperones, etc, should attend this meeting.

Meeting ID: 893 5423 3437

Prepare to show the items you'll be bringing with you on the trip at this meeting.


Mountaineers WFA badge or equivalent first aid experience

Mountaineers Avalanche Awareness Course badge or equivalent experience. Students who participated in the MAC + NWAC course last year qualify. 

All people should be able to ski black diamond slopes at a resort in any condition, and have been backcountry skiing or splitboard riding using skins at least once.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday 12/1 @ 5pm via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 893 5423 3437

IMPORTANT: Chains will be required to be carried by all vehicles, AWD/4WD included.




  • 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

  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins 
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon - Two or three antenna version required 
  • Avalanche probe
  • Snowboarders must have split boards (no snowshoes).
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