Lower Kookie

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A broad open face that often holds deep snow

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
103 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
53 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
34˚
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Description

A broad open face that often holds deep snow, Lower Kookie is a challenging black diamond. Access it by traversing Grubstake, snaking through the trees and continuing along the ridge past Rinky Dink and Sure Shot. Look for Lower Kookie once the ridge flattens out. Trees and some rocks make the entrance on skier's left tricky. Work right for an easier entrance that often gets tracked out more quickly.

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
  • Cliffs

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