Hormone Alley

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

An open face that falls over a large cliff

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
155 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
114 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

An open face that falls over a large cliff, this run is for experts only. This slope is rarely skied expect during freeride competitions. When the snowpack is deep, the skier's right side offers two narrow chutes that can be skied without mandatory air. Skiers left goes over some tight trees embedded in cliffs. An easier route exists by starting at the upper face and traversing under Upper Kookie.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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