Cold Face

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

An enjoyable steep north-facing slope

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
203 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
104 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

An enjoyable steep north-facing slope, you can almost always find great conditions on West Face. When groomed, West Face offers a consistent fall line in the shade, which keeps the snow from getting too icy. On a powder day, West Face offers fun turns. Work the trees on either side of the groomer for more untracked snow.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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