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Jim Hill Tour

Pleasant Tour featuring a lake, neat summit, and some adventure bushwacking on the descent

Ski Touring Moderate

11 km
1.1 km
1.1 km
5-6 hrs
Low Point
882 m
High Point
1.9 km
Jim Hill Tour Map

Jim hill is a moderate tour east of stevens pass resort that primarily stays in the trees. It travels a couple miles across relatively flat terrain to a lake that has a beautiful view of Jim Hill. The tour then begins ascending up a steep slope with many bushes blocking the way anywhere you try to go. Eventually, you reach the top of the ridge, drop to the other side, and head towards the summit via the open slopes (finally!). After you summit, transition and descend down the open face, staying left above where the drainage funnels in order to avoid a large waterfall lower down. Eventually, you will have to begin skiing across relatively flat terrain while you make your way back to the road. There is no good way to do this without a semi-bush wack involved, so just power through and giterdun!


You will have to walk back up the road to reach your car, or just have a member of your party hitchhike on up to the parking lot!



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and March


  • Face
  • Tree Skiing
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins