Berry Patch

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

Three open slots through the trees below Rock Face.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
301 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
147 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
34˚
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Description

This fun run is really three separate slots through the trees. Thanks to a large avalanche on Rock Face in 2013, many of the trees on the right side of Berry Patch were destroyed. This has provided more skiing in this popular run. Access from Eagle's Drop or Kelly's Gap Road. Berry Patch is the apron below the permanently closed Rock Face. Watch for rocks below Kelly's Gap Road. Rock Face avalanches regularly. Do not stand under Rock Face during high avalanche hazard.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees

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