There is excellent skiing and telemarking on Chinook Pass and Naches Peak. Although it has been reported that more than 6 feet of snow has melted in the 10 days of June, there is still full coverage. The views of Mount Rainier are superb, and there are many moderate and steeper bowls to ski.
There were lots of telemarkers out for the day. We even ran into our friend
from the Mountaineers, Shannon. Later in the day, the even some alpine
When spring arrives, and the road finally opens, Chinook Pass 5,430,
becomes available for the spring and summer seasons. There is also a short
fall season that begins with the first snows and lasts until the road closes
for the winter. The other time is in the fall, just after the snow starts
flying. The access to Chinook Pass closes in late November unless we have an
early winter. Chinook Pass is the highest pass across the Cascade Mountains
in Washington. It crosses the high Cascade Mountains just east of Mt.
Rainier. It usually closes as soon as the snow comes to the high peaks and
meadows. Then it is plowed out for cars again in the spring
Spring skiing on corn snow is excellent at Chinook Pass and will run well into July this year!
An absolutely beautiful day, the air was crystal clear! The clouds built during the afternoon and eventually shrouded Mount Rainier.
Did you know there was once a ski area at Chinook Pass?
The Mount Adams trip is scheduled for July 02.
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