Faith's Left

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

This open glade offers a good run for non-experts ready to challenge themselves on Chair 6.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
556 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
291 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

This run can be accessed from the top of Chair 6 either by taking the front traverse to OO Left or by following the Powder Bowl ridge until you reach the opening in the trees, then proceeding towards Chair 6. The upper portion of this run is wide and fairly gentle. Watch for small alpine firs. Faith's Left includes Faith's Slide as well as all the terrain to the Bear Pits rope. Faith's Slide is the long, fall line opening in the trees between the rocky buttress that forms Rabbit Ears and the thicker glades to the left. About halfway down, the run narrows. Watch for rocks on the right side. Below this fairly wide funnel, the run opens into well-spaced trees that shelter the snow. Faith's Slide is named for a ski patroller, Faith Clark, who was injured in an avalanche here while doing avalanche control. Faith's Slide ends at Downhill.

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

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