The Classic Sierra High Route
West to East – High Sierra Ski Crossing
Wolverton, Sequoia Nat’l Park to Shepard Pass Trailhead Owens Valley
7 Days / 6 NIGHTS
Cost: $1,695.00 w/air charter Return / 4-6 Skiers or snowboarders
Cost: $1,825.00 W/AIR CHARTER RETURN / 3 SKIERS OR SNOWBOARDERS
Cost: $1,995.00 W/AIR CHARTER RETURN / 2 SKIERS OR SNOWBOARDERS
This high elevation Trans-Sierra tour is one of the ranges’s most spectacular passages. As the route weaves its’ way from Wolverton ski area in Sequoia National Park to Shepherd Pass trailhead in Owens Valley, it treads over seven passes or cols of 11,000 ft. or higher, each with a superb ski run off the “back” side. With over True to its name, once through the first pass the tour stays above tree line until the descent to Owens Valley Desert Floor near Independence, CA. Near the half way 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, descents off Triple Divide Peak and down Milestone basin. A rolling tour through the Kern Plateau and descent down Shepard’s Pass brings 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 tour from West to East, we feel this is the best direction, are able to get on 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 eastern sides of the passes. Join us for an ski or snowboard adventure of a lifetime!
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Departure: Woodlake Regional Airport, California
Best Airport: Fresno, California
Group Size: Minimum 2 Clients / Maximum 6 Clients
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:3
Experience Level: Advanced Skiers or Snowboarders – SPLIT BOARDS ONLY!