Redeemable skiing is tricky to find out South right now. And because there’s so little snow, skiers and boarders are damaging vegetation as they navigate the traverse out, which lies in a part of Mt. Rainier National Park designated as “Pristine Wilderness”.
So this is a rare “resource management” closure. Tourer are still welcome to skin up into Silver Basin. Just be aware that it’ll take us a while to get to you if you need any help. Also, keep in mind that it doesn’t just get dark earlier this time of year, it gets dark QUICKER! If you linger on a peak to enjoy these rare December sunsets, you’ll probably need a headlamp to get back to civilization!