Sky Mountain via Skyline Lake
Try #1. Carla, Mark, and I parked at the Berne Maintenance Facility, and headed for Arrowhead Mountain. After leaving the railroad tracks and skiing up 100 feet of icy snow in tight trees, we decided to turn around and try a different destination.
Try #2. We pulled into the crowded Stevens Pass north parking lot and skied up the Skyline Ridge road. Much better snow here. We skied past Skyline Lake, up to the ridge, and did a run down Moonlight Bowl, awesome snow. We then skinned up Sky Mountain, skied back down to Moonlight Bowl, returned to the lake, and down to the parking lot. Lots of great skiing and excellent snow.
approx. 4,315 feet
Highway 2 Corridor
6 hours 39 minutes
54 minutes driving there from Capitol Hill to Sultan
1 hour 7 minutes driving there from Sultan to Berne Maintenance Facility
52 minutes ascending from Berne Maintenance Facility to slopes of Arrowhead
47 minutes descending from slopes of Arrowhead to Berne Maintenance Facility
57 minutes ascending from Stevens Pass to Skyline Ridge
31 minutes descending from Skyline Ridge to bottom of Moonlight Bowl
1 hour 19 minutes ascending from bottom of Moonlight Bowl to Sky Mountain
39 minutes descending from Sky Mountain to Moonlight Bowl
20 minutes ascending from Moonlight Bowl to Skyline Ridge
46 minutes descending from Skyline Ridge to Stevens Pass
59 minutes driving back from Stevens Pass to Sultan
57 minutes driving back from Sultan to Capitol Hill
Railroad on the way to Arrowhead Mountain
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