The gate to Paradise at Longmire closes nightly.
Mon-Fri: Closes at 5:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 4:30 pm to safely drive down the hill before the gate closes. Sat-Sun: Closes at 7:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 6:30 pm. More »
The Snow Play area in Paradise is open on weekends and holidays.
The Paradise snow play area for sledding and sliding is open Sat-Sun, and on holidays. More »
Watch out for hazardous winter conditions!
As the amount of snow in the park increases, be aware of increased risk of Avalanches and Snow Immersion Suffocation. More »
The Sister Mountain Project Workshop - Japan 2012
The Second Sister Mountain Project Workshop will be held in the Mount Fuji area in August 2012. The purpose of this second workshop is to provide the Japanese Staff the opportunity to present lesson plans, examples of activities, and provide field trips in the area surrounding Mount Fuji. The educators will share examples of student work from previous lessons, update each other on the state of lesson plans, share new lesson plans, and renew relationships.
This workshop will focus on the five interpretive themes:
Did You Know?
Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states at 35 square miles of snow and ice with Emmons Glacier being the largest by surface area with 4.3 square miles of ice. The Emmons is best viewed from Sunrise on the NE side of the mountain.