Dec 8, 2012 · 8:30 AM
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Forecast is calling for 2+ feet of snow at Snoqualmie Pass and east of the pass. Currently, there is not enough snow for grooming to begin. It's likely, on Saturday, none of the route will have been groomed. If we find too little snow at Amabilis, we'll head back west and ski Windy Pass which may have more snow at upper elevations.
Route description: starts from Cabin Creek Sno-Park and ascends a logging road with only a few semi-steep sections. Route ends at summit (broad plateau) of Amabilis Mountain.
Route conditions: ungroomed.
Recommended skill-level: advanced-beginner or above. Able to descend moderately steep inclines using snowplow, parallel or telemark turns.
Recommended ski gear: Sturdy waxless touring skis, boots and bindings. Partial metal edges helpful on hard snow/icy sections.
Recommended avalanche safety gear: Not required.
Round-trip distance: 9 miles round-trip.
Elevation gain: 2,200 feet.
Duration: 3-4 hours.
Difficulty: Moderately strenuous.
Permit: Sno-Park plus groomed sticker.
Drive duration from park-n-ride to trailhead: 80 mins.
Carpooling and fuel reimbursement: Riders please bring cash (10 cents per mile) to compensate your driver.