It’s June. You’re fighting the realization that winter is over. You’re probably mountain biking, twiddling your thumbs, questioning if it’s smart to watch a ski movie to gear up for next year. The Xs are already on the calendar counting down the days. But if you’re strong willed and work for it, you can find skiing all year round (Without blowing you savings on a ski trip to South America). “While nearly every ski option takes effort in the summer months, it’s that effort that drives the appeal,” says Jason Hummel, who traversed the Cascades in 16 days last June without hitting rock.
Here’s the newest installment of A Diehard’s Guide to Skiing All Year. All summer long we’ll be sharing the next destination to add to your list of summertime snow stashes.
Mount Adams: A Crevasse Free Climb
LOCATION: Southern Cascade Range, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 12,276 feet
SKIABLE VERTICAL: About 8,000 feet
WHEN TO SKI: May-July
USER INFO: A $15 weekend Cascade Volcano Pass is required for climbing above 7,000 feet between June 1 and September 30 ($10 Monday-Thursday). They can be purchased at the Mount Adams Ranger Station. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking and can be purchased online from the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest office for $5.
MORE INFO: skimountaineer.com
“With Adams, part of the appeal is that you can ski pretty much to your car. It’s one of the classic ski descents in the Northwest.” —John Race, Founder of Northwest Mountain School
If you missed out on the first location of A Diehard’s Guide to Skiing All Year, check it out here.