Sierra High Route

Sierra High Route

The Classic Sierra High Route
West to East Crossing,  Sierra Nevada, California

8 Days / 7 Nights
Cost: $1,995.00 w/Air Charter Return / 4-6 Skiers or Snowboarders
Cost: $2,175.00  w/Air Charter Return / 3 Skiers or Snowboarders
Cost: $2,350.00 w/Air Charter Return / 2 Skiers or Snowboarders

Sierra High RouteThis high elevation Trans-Sierra High Route tour is one of the ranges' most spectacular tours and a rite of passage for any California, backcountry skier. As the route weaves its’ way from Wolverton ski area in Kings Canyon National Park to Shepherd Pass on "the other side of California," it treads over seven passes of 12,000 ft. or higher.   Each one with a superb ski run off the “back” side. True to its name, once through the first pass the tour stays above treeline until the descent to Owens Valley Desert Floor near Independence, CA. Near the halfway point at Triple Divide Peak we’ll stop and sample the incredible bowls of Cloud and Deadman Canyons. Two miles up and over two miles across these giant glacial cirques are the skiers pot-of-gold at the end of the rainbow. A rolling tour through the Kern Plateau and descent downShepard’s Pass bring us down again to the tree line and the conclusion of the tour. We have skied the High Route many times and have organized this trip from West to East; we feel this is the best direction, can get in the snow within a few miles of the Wolverton trailhead, as opposed to hauling your skis 5,000 vertical feet up Shepard’s Pass. The descents are excellent especially with the spring sun warming the eastern slopes for our mid-morning runs down the east sides of the passes. Join us for a ski or snowboard adventure of a lifetime! Our tour is a very physical undertaking with a reward well worth the effort.  For this reason, skiers and snowboarders should be in excellent physical condition and capable of skiing steep terrain in almost any condition.  Call Tim today to reserve your spot 888-797-6867 or tim@swsmtns.com

Departure:  Woodlake, California
Best Airport: Fresno, California
Group Size: 6 Clients /  Minimum 2 Clients
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:3
Experience Level:  Advanced to Expert Skiers or Splitboarders (No Snowshoes)

 

 

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