100 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes in Washington  by Rainer Burgdorfer

100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington Guide Book

by Rainer Burgdorfer (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes in Washington  by Rainer Burgdorfer
Over 100 routes & tours for intermediate to advanced alpine & Nordic skiers & snowboarders for the Cascade Mountains of Washington. Covers routes around Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mountain Loop Highway, Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, Mount Rainier, and the South Cascades. Details best times to go, access, tour length & much more.

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Trails from the "100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 102.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 102.

Alpine Lookout lies 2.5 miles northwest of Round Mountain, the eastern end of Nason Ridge. Although this tour has a long approach, the descent is fairly fast because it is all downhill, and moderate i ...
Leavenworth, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 18
Amabilis Mountain offers an aerobic ascent to a broad summit with sweeping views and minor runs on its north and south slopes. This tour is best suited to Nordic equipment because of the moderate terr ...
Easton, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 8
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Bacon Peak, high point of a massive plateau east of Baker Lake, is unknown to many mountaineers: it is invisible from State Route 20 and hard to approach from any side. Nevertheless, its large glacier ...
Concrete, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 17
Big Chief Mountain is the high point of the ridge radiating northeast from Tyee–Mill Creek saddle at Stevens Pass ski area. A brief passage through the ski area elevates the backcountry skier above th ...
Skykomish, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 7
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Big Jim Mountain is a tall, relatively gentle peak on the northeast corner of Icicle Ridge. The initial portions of the approach are steep. But even if you don’t make a summit attempt, the larch basin ...
Leavenworth, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 14
Big Snow Mountain lies just north of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. Its domed summit provides large-scale ski descents well into June, while its central position provides a spectacular vanta ...
Index, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding,Climbing - Trail Length: 15
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As spring turns to summer, Cascade River Road melts out and grants access to the farther reaches of this mountain fastness. Boston Basin provides fine spring skiing and exciting views of Johannesburg’ ...
Eldorado, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 8
Sunrise Park is slightly removed from Mount Rainier and has better views (not to mention better weather) because of it. The only requirement for this tour is road access to White River Campground. The ...
Greenwater, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 8
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This is a marathon view tour, well suited to Nordic skis. A long approach up a glacier-fed river valley and a gentle, broad glacier puts the skier right into “The Hall of the Mountain King.” This is ...
Carbonado, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 10
Cashmere Mountain is another enigmatic giant of the Cascades: tall, beautiful, and remote. Because of its location, the mountain, named after the region in Asia, does not host many alpine enthusiasts. ...
Leavenworth, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 18
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The Alpental Basin offers short but entertaining tours with plenty of variety. The skiing tends to be steep and the setting intimate—no huge mountains here, just pretty peaks and charming hanging vall ...
North Bend, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 5
This challenging winter tour offers stimulating skiing on seldom-traveled terrain. The route travels just east of the Cascade Crest along the Crest Trail, which runs between Cayuse Pass and the Crysta ...
Greenwater, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 6
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This approach to the Chiwaukum Range makes sense because it provides access to the heart of this high range via a scenic if lengthy approach. And there is parking, unlike the Coulter Ski Trail approac ...
Leavenworth, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 16
Chiwawa Mountain lies at the head of the Chiwawa River and offers good skiing and spectacular views of Bonanza Peak, the highest non-volcanic peak in Washington. Bring an ice ax and crampons. Difficul ...
Leavenworth, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 19
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Chowder Ridge offers a wild, scenic approach and excellent early and late-season skiing over moderate terrain. In good weather, spectacular views of Mounts Baker and Shuksan and the American Border Pe ...
Glacier, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 10
Clark Mountain lies just north of the White River, a major tributary to Lake Wenatchee. It is the eastern terminus of a high route starting west of Glacier Peak and a magnificent objective in its own ...
Leavenworth, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 24
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This tour contrasts a remote, if popular, alpine environment with sunset views of the San Juan Islands and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The tour, which follows the first part of the classic summit rout ...
Glacier, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 9
Coleman Pinnacle is distinguished for the grandeur of its setting, its occasional views of nearby Mount Baker, and the miles of untracked powder it may offer to early season visitors. Because of its c ...
Glacier, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 9
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This tour is accessible for snowboarders and anybody with alpine ski equipment: simply ride the lifts to the top of the Seventh Heaven chair, and ski the “backside” of Cowboy Mountain. While navigatio ...
Skykomish, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 1.5
The Cowlitz Chimneys, a group of prominent rock towers, dominate the skyline east of Mount Rainier when seen from Sunrise. The Chimneys are set among glaciers with 1,000 feet of local relief. This i ...
Greenwater, WA - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 13
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