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Skiing On Mount Rainier, Where You Really Earn Your Turns


With all that snow atop Mount Rainier, it's no surprise that folks head to the mountain to make some turns. But those turns are really earned, as there's no lift. This short video shows some turns made the other day following the recent snowfall at Mount Rainier National Park.


For a view from the far left edge of the backcountry skiing opportunity spectrum at Mount Rainier, check out this ten minute helmet-cam video. Jumping crevasses in sketchy late-season ice conditions seems exciting enough, but skiing the Emmons glacier from the summit, twice in one day? I love his long dancing sunset shadow at the start of the second descent:

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