Elizabeth Lake (Run)

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

An open glade that offers a long run to Elizabeth Lake and an easy return to a groomed run.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
310 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
132 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
34˚
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Description

An open glade that offers a long, consistent run to Elizabeth Lake and an easy return to a groomed run. Elizabeth Lake (Run) lies directly above Elizabeth Lake. Not as steep as its neighbors, Elizabeth Lake offers a relatively easy route into Avalanche Basin. The shallowest angles can be found to the skier's right, along the tree line. The lines further to the left, with the narrowest opening steepen up quickly at the top. The upper section of this run is mostly open with a nice fall line. A few larger trees part way down force you right or left. Navigate around these and back into the opening above the lake. Exit around the left side of the lake onto Queens Run.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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