Paul's Face

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A short steep rollover that ends in thick trees.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
297 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
144 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

A short steep rollover that ends in thick trees, Paul's Face is named for the ski patrol director that was caught in an avalanche there. Access this later in the season once this terrain pod is open. What starts as a shallow glade quickly steepens over a rocky outcropping. Due to a lack of frequent skier compaction, this area is avalanche prone. Ski or ride with a partner. Watch for tree wells at the bottom.

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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