Guided Mt. Shasta Ski Mountaineering Descents
Mt Shasta Ski Descent – Avalanche Gulch
West Face Ski Descent Option: May 11-12 & May 26-27
2 Days / 1 Night / $725.00
Described as the “Finest Ski Descent in California” and listed as one of the “50 Classic Backcountry Ski Descents in North America. A Mt. Shasta ski descent is considered a must do for any real backcountry skier. It offers the Advanced to Expert Alpine Skier a descent of over 7,000 vertical ft. from the summit down on a variety of routes including the “Classic” Avalanche Gulch Route.
Our two-day Mt Shasta Ski Descent, on the avalanche gulch route, follow much the same itinerary as our two-day Shasta Summit Climb. On day one the group will tour up and establish a high camp where they will learn the necessary skills for climbing the mountain. On day two we will start early and ascent to the Summit of Mt. Shasta for a full 7,000 vertical back to the trailhead.
Though Avalanche Gulch is considered a classic, it isn’t the only great route that Mt. Shasta has to offer. The West Face (scheduled for May 12-13), the Hotlum Bolum Ridge, the Wintun Snowfield, and the East Face all offer unique challenges, fantastic lines, and their own varying degree challenge. A carry-over and ski down the North-side can be arranged as well for the backcountry adventurer who is in excellent condition and desires an exceptional ski adventure! Give us a call at 888.797.6867 to discuss current conditions and design your own custom ski descent of Mt. Shasta.
To see a full list of guided descents on Mt. Shasta, please visit our full website at www.californiaskiguides.com.
Read more about climbing Mt. Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch route by reading our book “Climbing Mt. Shasta” 2nd Edition. This book was written and edited by SWS Mountain Guides; David Cressman, Timothy Keating, and “JB” Brown and is published by SWS Mountain Guides Publications.
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