“A popular steep skiing objective on Lane Peak.”
— Ben Stone
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
There can be some creek crossing shenanigans depending on where you choose to traverse over Tatoosh Creek.
This is a real classic couloir in the Rainier backcountry. It's visible from Paradise road and the parking lot, and is usually very tempting. The couloir itself is about ~45 deg and about 40-50 feet wide depending on how well filled in it gets. The runout zone at the bottom has been known to slide frequently, so good avalanche conditions are crucial. A helmet for rockfall and an ice axe or whippet might also be a good idea.