The Doors (aka Tree Run)

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A series of steep, open glades

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
458 m
Ascent
3 m
Descent
196 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
38˚
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The Doors (aka Tree Run) Map

Description

A series of open glades, The Doors is thus named for its various "openings" in the trees. Officially this area is called Tree Run, but that name is losing popularity. Each "door" reveals another long open slope through this otherwise heavily treed slope. This is a great place to find good snow on a powder day. Once Green Valley and the Frontside are tracked up, head to The Doors and work the edges of the trees. You can often find a few fresh lines, but this popular run gets skied out by mid-morning. The first two doors offer the longest vertical, but end up in the tight trees above the Sunnyside Road. Watch for the transition onto this cat track, especially early season. The two right-hand doors offer more options, as you can head right into more open terrain above Lucky Shot when the trees tighten up. Either way, end up on Lucky Shot and continue to the bottom of Rainier Express for another lap.

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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