Appliance Store

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

This shallow couloir is a great first Double Black Diamond for those looking to challenge themselves on the north side of the King.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
218 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
133 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
40˚
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Description

This is an aesthetically pleasing, classic couloir wide enough to link turns. The name Appliance Store refers to the size of the avalanche debris that can sometimes be found at the base of the chute. At only 400 feet of vertical, this short couloir can be linked by a short traverse to Damn Fine Forest for a total of 800 vertical.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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