Crystal, East Peak, 11/14/20

WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
Posted by Onward. on 11/14/20 6:32pm

Really nice powder day with knee deep smooth turns. Snowpack was deep enough sharks were not an issue and skied the trails/road back to the car with no concern about core shots. Pretty solid coverage for mid-nov after this most recent storm cycle. Weather and vis was good until about 3, snowing hard when we left at 4pm. Few people, not crowded. Excellent day. No avy concerns observed today on either side of the ridge. Small cornices are just starting to form. 

Snow present down to the turnoff for Crystal Mtn Blvd and up at the base of the resort it just about looked like full on winter. They were dropping bombs throughout the day preparing to open. 

Thanks for the update, headed out to east peak this AM. 5+ inches of fresh on top of yesterday. One of the better November days I’ve had!

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