Weekend Conditions January 27-29

Weather conditions for this weekend are looking fair. Snow and rain showers are expected to return to the area Saturday night. In the meantime expect some chilling winds and blue sky.

The mountain is as dangerous as it is beautiful, start early, come prepared.


Remember to register if you are camping or going above 10,000 ft.

Weekend Conditions Januray 20-22

Inclement weather continues here on the mountain complete with park wide closures yesterday, today, and possibly tomororw.
Before you leave home check out:
Park and Park Road Closures
The Weather
Avalanche Conditions
Dont Forget to Stay warm!

MLK Day Weekend

A storm cycle moving through the northwest over the MLK Day weekend will bring some much-needed powder to the slopes of Mount Rainier. The park was reopened to the public on the 6th of January following a terrible tragedy. Registration and climbing passes can be acquired at Paradise before heading out. Because there is no climbing ranger on-duty to help climbers through the registration process, please take a moment to read the registration rules here. Also, be prepared for severe winter weather. We offer a list of online resources here.

We hope you have a great holiday weekend - see you on the slopes!

Loss of a Friend

On New Year's Day Mount Rainier lost a friend. The climbing community's hearts and thoughts are with the Anderson family. The park will be closed at least through Friday, January 6th. Please see the national park's website for further details.