Mt. Shasta One Day Ski Descents

Mt. Shasta One Day Ski Descents

Mt. Shasta Backcountry / Extreme Day

1 Day / Cost: Private 1:1: $825.00
Cost: Private 1:2 $600.00 per person
Cost: Private 1:3 $500.00 per person

Guided Skiing of Mt. Shasta's West Face. Intro to Ski Mountaineering
Ski Guide Neil is making turns at the top of the West Face of Mt. Shasta, 14,179 ft.

There is no more coveted Ski Mountaineering objective in California than skiing Mt. Shasta and none that has more bragging rights than climbing the mountain and skiing off the summit in a day. Our Shasta one-day summit and ski is the most physically demanding single day we offer.  Though, the great effort comes with a great sense of accomplishment.  While many people may be great skiers, few are both a good enough skier and have the physical endurance to complete such a significant objective.

The itinerary starts by meeting at our offices the afternoon before the climb for a quick meet and greet with one of our top guides.  This meeting assures that our guests have the proper experience and equipment ready to go.  After finalizing the itinerary with the group, it's off to an early dinner and bed to get the necessary rest for the climb and ski.

Though the itinerary is customized for each group, most starts at 1 am from the parking lot at Bunny Flats.  Most groups will employ basic ice ax, crampon, and rope skills to achieve the summit.  For most people, the climb itself is a great accomplishment, but there is no better way of coming down than by making arching turns on a snowboard or skis.

"Remember that the summit is only half way, so climbers need to have enough strength left to enjoy the ski portion."

While most guests opt for the Avalanche Gulch Route almost any route on the mountain is available.  Perhaps the best is the carry over the option of ascending the Avalanche Gulch and the ever classic descent the Hotlum-Wintun route.  All routes offer up to  7,000 ft. of continuous, uninterrupted skiable terrain.

Departure: Mt. Shasta, California
Best Airport: Sacramento, California / Medford, Oregon
Group Size: 4 Clients
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:4
Experience Level: Expert Skier or Snowboarders Only.
Prerequisites: Client must have previous Ice Ax and Crampon Experience & Training or have taken a Ski Mountaineering Clinic before Summit Ski Descent

The Shasta Bunkhouse

Bunk Style Accommodations with Kitchen Access - $50.00 per night
plus 12% Occupancy Tax

Located right next to the SWS Mountain Guides Office at 212 East Lake St.
Enjoy a comfortable stay before and after your Shasta Course or Climb in our  Mountain Bunk House, meet other climbers, plan future adventures or socialize with like-minded adventurers. Designed from our experiences throughout the years in huts, tea houses, bunkhouses, and different types of accommodations around the world. Any questions about our Shasta Bunk House, group rates or special events – give Tim a call at 888.797.6867



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