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Mt. McLoughlin Standard Summit Route and Ski Descent

Via State Highway 140 and the Mt. McLoughlin Trail with optional ski descent.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 8.7 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview:  This is an unbelievable ski descent where you can literally ski all the way back to your car without pushing with your poles very much... more »

Tips:  To Trailhead: From White City, OR drive east on State Route 140. When you pass Fish lake keep an eye out for Forest Service Road 3650... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Final Summit Push

The broad slope ahead is the best choice of descent for novice skiers.

2. The Summit

Great views down everyside. Lots of skiable terrain for future trips and loop trips with several cars. This one will take you back down the ridge you came up.

3. Expert Ski Descent

If you feel comfortable doing it, this way was a hell of a ride. Check out the photos to see what you can ski through

4. Pick your own route down

From here you can pick whatever way you feel is the best to get down but it's advisable to stay skiers left on the descent to put you back onto your ascent route at lower elevations. Enjoy!