The Zipper

4/27/21
WA Snoqualmie Pass
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Posted by Trevor Cichosz on 4/28/21 12:23am

Another night trip because I work for a living. Plus, it’s still so dang warm and wet we can’t get any solid snow but at night.

ive been dying to ride this line since I dropped the slot and learned what a couloir was. I waited too long though. The approach was spotty and the line was slush. Go figure. 

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Hyak is looking sad

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I eventually gave up and started skinning on rocks

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Creek crossing was A OK

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The approach

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Your mom took this picture

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Still a few corniche to be dropped

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I triggered about a million slugs on the descent. Should be a good ride now. You’re welcome

Nice pics, good PSA... stay safe out there dude.


Solid work, given the late start. Thanks for the beta.


I would ask how how far back the snow is on the road, but it looks like you skinned up to the top of Hyak, and dropped down the backside? I usually try to wait for this one until I can park to the switchback on FS 9070 at least, but not sure when that will be. Nice work!


do you have gpx for this chute ? Not sure if I have the exact line and I'm trying to ski it this weekend.


Sorry for the late reply. No GPX, but if you follow the road for 4 miles, you'll see it on you left as soon as you start taking the long switchbacks up the mountain towards Silver Peak.


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