Big Snow Mountain

Index, Washington

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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 vantage for viewing the North-Central Cascades. There are two approaches: from the north and from the south. The northern approach, described here, is longer, but provides a better ski tour than the southern route. The southern approach may require fords and serious bush-whacking, or a mountain bike, depending on the condition of Middle Fork Road. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; routefinding required; permit / fee area.
100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington

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100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington

by Rainer Burgdorfer (The Mountaineers Books)

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 vantage for viewing the North-Central Cascades.

There are two approaches: from the north and from the south. The northern approach, described here, is longer, but provides a better ski tour than the southern route. The southern approach may require fords and serious bush-whacking, or a mountain bike, depending on the condition of Middle Fork Road. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; routefinding required; permit / fee area.

©  Rainer Burgdorfer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Index
Distance: 15
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 14 hours
Season: Best March to June
Trailhead Elevation: 2,280 feet
Top Elevation: 6,680 feet
Local Maps: USGS Snoqualmie Lake, Big Snow Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Snow Mountain

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