• Activities:

    Camping, Skiing

  • Skill Level:

    Advanced

  • Season:

    Spring, Winter

Scenic

Tour through one of Washington's favorite gems with an 18 mile roundtrip approach via Aasgard Pass. This beautiful setting offer varied terrain and a challenging approach to enjoy solitude.

The Enchantments is one of the most beautiful spots in Washington, but rarely visited outside the summer months, when access is merely difficult. But for those brave souls with the knowledge and determination to ski these hallowed slopes, the experience is surreal.

The approach up Aasgard Pass is more direct but can be prone to avalanches, so check the forecast before heading up. An alternate approach is via Snow Lakes, but is longer.

Once in the Core section, the possibilities for lines are truly endless. Ski the steeps off Dragontail or cruise down Little Annapurna or Enchantment Peaks. The entire area is your playground - it's almost guaranteed you'll have the whole valley to yourself.

This backcountry adventure requires commitment, and almost certainly multiple days. Knowledge of avalanche risks and snow travel is a must.

Pack List

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Skis
  • Skins
  • Cold weather camping gear
  • 10 Essentials
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Community Photos

+ Add Photos

Reviews

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Leave a Review

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Mitch Pittman Explorer

I live in Seattle, but my life happens in the mountains. My hobbies include long walks in the woods, whiskey in hot springs, and carrying skis up long slogs for a few turns in late summer.

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

Tulare County, California

First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep.

3 Saves

Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.

4 Saves

Winter Hike to Calypso Cascades

1046 County Highway 115, Colorado

While most people go snowshoeing near the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge area in RMNP, Wild Basin is a much less trafficked option.

5 Saves