Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Road access to start point (Lick Creek trailhead) is closed April 1-May 15 each year.
Need to Know
Parking at the Lick Creek trailhead (west side of Hyalite Road, just uphill of Lick Creek Road).
Start from the summit of Lick Creek
ascent (small cluster of trees offers some protection from sometimes strong winds at the saddle). Head downhill to the east or east-northeast (preferable to head to skier's right, for better snow and a slightly steeper run). Descend open meadows to the treeline. Skin back up along the edge of the trees. Take as many laps as desired, then descend the Lick Creek
ski line to get one more meadow ski from the summit. If you're lucky, the return route to the parking lot will be fast, but not icy!
Shared By: Gary Hellenga