Slot Skiing in Mt Snoqualmie


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Slot skiing is one of the most difficult types of back country skiing. There is very little room for error as you are typically surrounded on both side by steep cliffs. However, it is an amazing rush. Tight turns and a steep pitch make for an exhilarating ride.

Check out how this small group of skiers navigate a steep slot couloir on Mt. Snoqualmie in Washington State.

Of course, for this type of extreme skiing a helmet is highly recommended. A fall in these conditions can easily lead to a head injury either from a cliff side, random rock, or even falling ice.

One of the most wonderful feeling is emerging from a slot canyon out into an open snow field. The sudden expanse highly contrasts the narrowness of the slot. The feeling of success and finality of getting through the slot canyon is magnified by the open snow field.

Can’t wait to get back out there and ski the steeps.