Damn Fine Forest

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A hidden, steep glade with fairly easy access.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
318 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
127 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
33˚
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Description

A steep glade with fairly easy access, Damn Fine Forest is often overlooked. Sitting at the base of Avalanche Basin, Damn Fine can be accessed from the Southback gates off of Chair 6 or through the gate at the bottom of Chair 6. For those coming from Avalanche Basin, Damn Fine offers another 300 vertical feet of steep tree skiing above Elizabeth Lake. Watch out for tree wells.

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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