Chinook Pass to Crystal Mountain Traverse

Greenwater, Washington

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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 Crystal Mountain ski area. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; routefinding required.
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)

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 Crystal Mountain ski area. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; routefinding required.

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

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Greenwater
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 9 hours
Season: Best January to April
Trailhead Elevation: 5,450 feet
Top Elevation: 6,500 feet
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 271 Bumping Lake, No. 270 Mount Rainier East
Driving Directions: Directions to Chinook Pass to Crystal Mountain Traverse

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Apr 2018