Mount Shasta, Ca 14,179 ft – 3 days
Mount Shasta is considered by many to be North America’s premier ski mountaineering peak, and for good reason. It provides up to 7,000 feet of riding in one run and from early May to mid June you can find great spring corn conditions. Join us on a three-day splitboard mountaineering adventure on California’s spectacular volcano.
We meet in the town of Mount Shasta the first day and then travel to a base camp in the beautiful Hidden Valley on Shasta’s West side where we will establish a comfortable spring ski camp. On day two we will set off from our camp and shred around Shasta’s sub-peak Shastina and practice ice ax and cramponing techniques in preparation for the big summit day.
On day three, we have a very early alpine start and attempt the summit of Shasta using ice ax and crampons for our ascent. Then it’s time for the reward, six thousand feet of turns high above Northern California. Our preferred descent route is the incredible West Face, a consistent 38 degree slope with five thousand feet of turns all the way back to camp and another 1500 feet back to the trail head.
Join us on the snowboard descent of a lifetime this spring!
For more information view our Mount Shasta Travel Page
LOCATION: Mount Shasta, California. Only 5 hours from the SF Bay Area and 3 1/2 hours from Sacramento.
PREREQUISITES: Advanced level snowboarders comfortable riding black diamond runs at a resort in any conditions. Very good physical condition required. No previous mountaineering experience needed. Previous backcountry snowboarding experience is helpful but not required.
- All group camping equipment
- Avalanche safety equipment
- Professional ski mountaineering guide
- Breakfast & dinner while in the backcountry
- Shasta summit pass
DATES: April 14-16 (Easter) April 21-23 (2017) April 28-30 (2017) May 5-7 (2017) May 12-14 (2017) May 19-21 (2017) May 26-28 (2017)
*Custom dates available in June depending on snow conditions
COST: $775 pp
Maximum guiding ratio of 4:1 and needs a minimum of 2 to run on these dates with these prices.
*This trip is operated by Shasta Mountain Guides, a company permitted by the Shasta/Trinity National Forest