Chairline Right

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A tree-d upper face that drops through some narrow gullies and cliffs.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
515 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
246 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

A tree-d upper face that drops through some narrow gullies and cliffs before opening to a glade below, Chairline Right is the run closest to the Chair 6 on the skier's right. Enter through the thick, but short trees above, following the openings to a narrow gully guarded by a buttress on the left. Keep this feature to your left and work over the rocky features to the open glade below. Alternately, huck the buttress to the left, also known as Hollywood. The chairlift is low here, so watch your head. The rocky cliff slants at the base, so check your landing on the ride up.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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