Rabbit Ears

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

This beautiful face narrows between two freestanding cliffs, offering protected snow.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
581 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
245 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
40˚
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Description

The upper section of Rabbit Ears is an obvious opening in the trees below the traverse towards Bear Pits. Work either side of the rocky rib. The skiers right side is less popular and a little steeper. Follow the run between the twin cliffs that give this run its name to the open slope below. Often the snow just below the ear-shaped cliffs is untracked and protected. From here ski/ride back to the base of Chair 6.

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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