Dick's Face

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A short steep glade

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
158 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
119 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
37˚
Dick's Face Map

A short steep glade, Dick's Face is accessed from Double Black Diamond Terrain. This run was named for former patroller and long-time local Dick Reininger. For non-experts looking for a challenge, follow Exterminator Ridge past Snag Chutes and Neanderthal. Dick's Face is the "nose" at the end of the ridge. It is steep at the top, but opens into well-spaced trees. This glade often holds fresh snow longer than its neighbors. This slope is avalanche prone, and even a small slough can push a skier/rider into a tree well. Ski/ride with a partner.

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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