T-Slot

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A narrow rocky gap between a steep upper face and a wide-open glade below.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
460 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
231 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

Access T-Slot along the front traverse towards the Throne, looking for the entrance just before the track turns towards the right and meets the back traverse. The steep upper face above the narrow slot that gives this run its name rolls over toward a rocky buttress. Scout your line in advance. Straightline the slot as it is too narrow to make turns. Below the slot, a few trees dot the face, otherwise enjoy this hard-to-access section of OO Right. The entire run is only 500 vertical feet.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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