Powder Bowl Lower Field

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A popular open face for non-experts wanting to challenge themselves on Chair 6

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
206 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
129 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
37˚
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Powder Bowl Lower Field Map

Description

A popular open face for non-experts wanting to challenge themselves on Chair 6, Lower Field is some of the easiest terrain in Powder Bowl. Access from the top of Chair 6, working the ridge across the Upper Field of Powder Bowl, past a small chute bordered by trees. The ridge is often riddled with moguls and cornices. It is often best to drop into Powder Bowl's Upper Field and traverse across the top to avoid the ridge proper. The Lower Field of Powder Bowl is the broad open face between Divider and the trees near Signline Left. Ski or ride the upper part. Avoid the treed section partway down as this gets steep and rocky here. Instead, veer left towards Little Portillo. Alternately follow the traverse track to Bear Pits for another 500 vertical feet.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

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