Muir Snowfield Ski Tour is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, Washington that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.
Skiing the Muir Snowfield on Mt. Rainier The Muir Snowfield on the south-east flank of Mt. Rainier offers some of the longest ski descents in the Cascades during the winter, spring and early summer. Starting at Paradise at 5400 feet, backcountry skiers and riders can climb up to Camp Muir at over 10,000 ft and enjoy the broad snowfield as they carve turns down its moderate slopes back to Paradise. In the winter, the snowfield is often in the clouds on snowy days so pick your weather and routes appropriately. The snow coverage varies a great deal in the late spring and early summer. Two of the segments in this video were shot around the same time on two different years- one year where the snow was melting back early and well consolidated, the other where the coverage was similar to late winter with soft and even fresh snow conditions.