Skiing on Mazama Ridge, Rainier National Park

1938 Postcard of Mazama Ridge
1938 Postcard of Mazama Ridge

This 1938 postcard shows a glimpse of what skiing looked like at Mazma Ridge at Mt. Rainier.  It looks much the same today.

“Sublime – that’s the word that best describes the view from Mazama Ridge when Mount Rainier emerges from the clouds. In Spanish Mazama means “mountain goat” and though you won’t see mountain goats in the winter months; you might wish you were a goat when you tackle the steepest pitch just below the ridge.” (VisitRainier.com)

View of Mazama Ridge 2012
View of Mazama Ridge 2012

The back of the card may describe it even better:  America’s Greatest Ski Terrain is to be found in Paradise Valley. This mountain glacier wonderland offers a wealth of ski trails over an immense area of hills and valleys, to points of outstanding scenic beauty.

The vintage postcard is available on ebay, if you’d like it for your own.

Back of Postcard of Mazama Ridge (1938)
Back of Postcard of Mazama Ridge (1938)

If you’re not into skiing, you might and to visit Mazama Ridge in the summer. the hiking is just as beautiful.

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