Cutthroat Pass

Mazama, Washington 98833

Cutthroat Pass

Cutthroat Pass Professional Review and Guide

"Cutthroat Pass offers medium-scale skiing on moderate slopes accentuated by jagged peaks. A fairly easy approach and a delightful roller-coaster descent double its appeal. The actual pass lies 1.7 miles north of Cutthroat Peak. Difficulties: Moderate avalanche potential; routefinding required.

Why bother, anyway? Why would anybody hike five miles (or more) to ski the equivalent of five lift-served runs? Imagine untracked snow, stunning views not available to lift-bound skiers, and the look of envy on your friends’ faces when you tell them you got face-shots of powder—in May! Use this guide and find 100 more reasons."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
8 hours
Best May to June
4,855 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,830 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Washington Pass
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Jul 2018