Table Mountain + Diamond Head

Blewett Pass

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington

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Table Mountain + Diamond Head

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  • Diamond Head (5,916') viewed from the Sidestep Trail.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • - Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Since many of the cross-country trails are roads, the grades remain gentle and allow for an easy approach.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Looking west toward the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • A 2012 burn opened some great skiing through the trees.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • - Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Blewett Pass offers great low angle skiing for beginners and is a great option on days when the snowpack is questionable.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • The first view of Table Mountain (left) and Diamond Head (right) from Tronsen Road.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • The Tronson Road approach is short and gentle.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Camp on the south end of Tronsen Meadow.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • - Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Enjoying the open tree-skiing on flanks of Table Mountain.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Glade skiing on Tronsen Ridge.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Winter camping in Tronsen Meadow.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Winter camping in Tronsen Meadow.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Winter camping in Tronsen Meadow.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Winter camping in Tronsen Meadow.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Alpine Lakes Wilderness viewed from Table Mountain.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
  • Skinning up Table Mountain.- Table Mountain + Diamond Head
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Tree-skiing. Dry snow. Easy access.
Cons: 
Snowmobile traffic. Crowded parking.
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Region:
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Sno-Park Parking Permit
Vertical Drop: 
2,000.00 ft (609.60 m)
Total Distance: 
5.00 mi (8.05 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
3,900 ft (1,189 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Located on the east side of the Cascades, Blewett Pass boasts dry snow and easy access via a network of cross-country ski trails. Numerous fires that burned in the summer of 2012 thinned out much of the Blewett Pass area and left behind generously spaced trees that make for great skiing. There are three prominent features visible from Highway 97: Tronsen Ridge lies to the north and Diamond Head and Table Mountain are to the south. All three can be accessed by Upper Tronson Road or the Blewett Pass Sno-Park. The Blewett Pass Sno-Park is regularly filled with snowmobiles and their trailers; Upper Tronson Road has a plowed pull-out that will hold around 8-12 cars, accesses the same network of trails, and may be a better option if you are looking for a quieter experience.

From the Blewett Pass Trailhead, take the Haney Meadow Trail to the base of Diamond Head. From here you'll likely break your own skin-track up Diamond Head. If you are beginning at the Upper Tronson Road pullout, head southeast up the Tronson Road Loop to Sidestep Hill Trail and begin your skin-track up Tronsen Ridge. Gaining Tronsen Ridge provides access to open slopes and the glades that drop off of Table Mountain and Tronsen Ridge. There are many skiable aspects accessed from Tronsen Ridge, which makes the area a great choice when wind or sun become a concern.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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