Guidebook

Cascadia Splitfest Backcountry Routes

A collection of backcountry lines around Crystal Mountain ski area.

Description

These routes are ideal for splitboarding with more fall-line descents than most "ski tours." There are many options for descents in the East Peak\Bullion Basin area. Be sure to travel with beacon, probe, shovel and a partner. Please check in with ski patrol to get up-to-date conditions reports and adhere to the Uphill Policy.

Three Way Peak

Three Way Peak

Mount Rainier National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.2 km
1 m
353 m
43 °
NE
The SE flank of Three Way Peak offers numerous alpine lines.
Severe
Private
Gunbarrel

Gunbarrel

Mount Rainier National Park
0 - 1 hrs
0.4 km
0 m
178 m
46 °
NW
This wide backcountry chute offers consistent snow and pitch
Difficult
Private
Dogleg

Dogleg

Mount Rainier National Park
0 - 1 hrs
0.5 km
0 m
261 m
44 °
N
This north-facing chute starts in the open and doglegs through the trees.
Extreme
Private
Pick handle Point Skin Uptrack

Pick handle Point Skin Uptrack

Mount Rainier National Park
1 - 2 hrs
1.9 km
383 m
49 m
37 °
NE
A short skin up from the top of Quicksilver Chair to the summit of Pickhandle Point
Difficult
Private
Pickhandle

Pickhandle

Mount Rainier National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.6 km
1 m
397 m
40 °
N
This north-facing basin holds powder for days after a storm. It's straight forward pitch and easy uptrack make for a fun day.
Severe
Private
Bullion Bowl

Bullion Bowl

Mount Rainier National Park
0 - 1 hrs
0.5 km
0 m
200 m
37 °
A steeper bowl that can hold good snow before some low angle trees.
Difficult
Private
East Peak via Bullion Basin Trail

East Peak via Bullion Basin Trail

Crystal Mountain
2 - 3 hrs
3.1 km
712 m
15 m
33 °
A sheltered and low angle route into Bullion Basin
Moderate
Private
East Peak

East Peak

Mount Rainier National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.9 km
3 m
622 m
36 °
SW
After a strenuous hike, this open run through trees makes for a spectacular day.
Difficult
Private