Shaker's Right

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A long steep couloir that opens onto a face.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
636 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
355 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.8 km
Gradient
41˚
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Description

A long steep couloir that opens onto a face, Shaker's Right is off the beaten path. Due to trees that shield it from sun and wind, this hidden chute/face often holds snow longer than its neighbor Niagaras. Enjoy this 1200 vertical foot run that offers a little bit of everything for the expert. The upper section starts out as a glade, but quickly steepens as it drops over a rock band. Here, the run narrows to a couloir before opening again below this rock band. Continue through rolling treed slopes to a steep face (known as Mike's Face) just above I-5. Snowboarders might consider continuing down to the parking lot and taking the shuttle back to base. Otherwise, enter the trees on the narrow I-5 Trail for a long traverse back to the base area.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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