Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing the Obsidian Dome Blue Diamond Route

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  • Obsidian Dome is formed from solidified lava and is a part of the Mono-Inyo volcanic chain. Historically, obsidian has been used to make arrowheads and stone tools. The cross county skiing experience includes two scenic loops which branch off of a USFS road that is groomed intermittently by the USFS. Route 5a loop is .65 mile and route 5b is 1.4 miles in length. Enjoy spectacular up-close views of Obsidian Dome, Wilson Butte, and the expansive long valley caldera looking south.

  • Obsidian Dome is formed from solidified lava and is a part of the Mono-Inyo volcanic chain. Historically, obsidian has been used to make arrowheads and stone tools. The cross county skiing experience includes two scenic loops which branch off of a USFS road that is groomed intermittently by the USFS. Route 5a loop is .65 mile and route 5b is 1.4 miles in length. Enjoy spectacular up-close views of Obsidian Dome, Wilson Butte, and the expansive long valley caldera looking south.

Avalanche Forecast for 04/16/2021

  • AVALANCHE FORECAST: As rising temperatures and sunshine warm slopes today, small Loose-Wet sloughs that could grow to become consequential will become possible on steep slopes. Avalanche danger will rise to MODERATE progressively on E to S to W facing slopes at all elevations and N aspects at low elevations. Find out More
  • Experience Checklist

    • Beanie
    • Cross-country ski boots
    • Cross-country skis
    • Energy bars/electrolyte replacement
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Map or GPS device
    • Ski goggles or sunglasses
    • Ski poles
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Warm clothing
    • Water
    • Winter gloves

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    2.3 miles
    Trail Surface
    Snow
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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