Red Lady Bowl is wide open bowl skiing at its finest. You can either drop in on the eastern slopes before reaching the summit, or the south slopes from the summit proper. The east side often gets wind-loaded, while the south side is generally relatively safer. Don't be fooled, though, with a slope angle right around 38 degrees this bowl can be very avalanche prone, and although it gets a lot of traffic, should only be skied during stable periods. The southern face of the bowl will begin consolidating earlier on in the year than other aspects, so this can make for a fantastic late winter/early spring run if you're lucky enough to catch it on a powder morning. After skiing the main bowl, you'll follow a river drainage back to the trailhead. Keep an eye out for fun little kickers on the sides of the drainage.[more]
The Second highest point in Washington. Mt Adams is a gentle giant with but can be as challenging as you make it with routes of all difficulties. Crevasse Free routes exist to the summit and offer some of the longest sustained ski descents in the country.
Elevation: 12276 ft / 3742 m
How to Get There
From Hood River, OR Drive north on HWY 141 towards Trout Lake. Once in town stop at the Ranger Station to pay your $15 climbing fee and register. Don't forget yourpoop bags!