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Mount Shasta 3-Day West Face Ski

Two ski mountaineers climbing up Mount Shasta during a guided ski trip with Alpenglow Expeditions
An early morning photo of mount Shasta covered in snow with a blue sky above

Mount Shasta 3-Day West Face Ski

$1,595per person
Intermediate 3 Days Mount Shasta, CA
Climb and Ski Mount Shasta and experience 4,000+ feet of incredible skiing on the massive West Face. This 3-day ski mountaineering trip on Mount Shasta is the perfect opportunity for advanced backcountry skiers to advance their ski mountaineering skills and gain confidence to ski bigger, more technical lines, while also getting some fantastic views atop this 14,169 ft volcano.
April 19-21, 2024
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A mountaineer climbing the West Face of Mount Shasta with Alpenglow Expeditions
Mount Shasta casting a shadow on the surrounding mountain ranges during sunrise on a guiding climb with Alpenglow Expeditions

This 3-day ski mountaineering trip on Mount Shasta is the perfect opportunity to take your backcountry skiing to the next level.

Mount Shasta is one of the most iconic ski mountaineering peaks in North America, and a prime location to break into some big terrain. You’ll learn advanced backcountry skills on how to safely approach steep lines, summit using those skills, and ski some epic spring corn on Mount Shasta’s West Face.

Technical

Skiers and splitboarders must be experienced backcountry riders, with 25+ days of touring experience. Advanced level skiing and riding is required. This is comparable to confidently skiing off-piste black diamond terrain in a variety of snow conditions.

Fitness

Excellent physical fitness is required. Climbers must be able to hike for many hours at a time while carrying a pack.
Day 1
Ascend to Hidden Valley

8:00am: Meet and Greet in Town, briefing
9:30am: Depart for Bunny Flat 6,880 ft
11:00am-12:00pm: Lunch break at Horse Camp 7,880
3:00pm: Arrive Hidden Valley (9200′) and set up camp
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Climbing training
5:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner, Climb briefing, packing
8:00pm: Bed

Day 2
Summit Attempt

Alpine start (1:00am-3:00am, conditions dependent)
Turnaround time (11:00am-2:00pm, conditions dependent) Ski back to camp
Back at Hidden Valley camp by mid-afternoon

Day 3
Descent

7:30am: Breakfast
9:00am: Depart Hidden Valley and ski to Trailhead
12:00pm-1:00pm: Arrive at Trailhead
(option to make ski attempt on Shastina before heading down)

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