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Mt. Shasta Conditions Update – April 2024

A group of backpackers heading to climb Mount Shasta with Alpenglow Expeditions

Thinking about a Mt. Shasta summit climb this season? Alpenglow guide Tim Dobbins came back with reports of fantastic snow conditions on the mountain during a guided climb on Mt. Shasta. Here are Tim’s notes:

The mountain is “absolutely plastered” with snow, with a snowpack far exceeding annual averages. Overall, the mountain is looking much better than last year because the mountain has enjoyed relatively mellow winds throughout the season, which left the accumulated snow largely undisturbed.

For example, the Lightning Bolt Couloir off of Shastina is usually the only visible line by this time of year. Right now, “you could ski anywhere you want,” Tim says. “All the lee faces are looking really, really good.”

It’s “all snow all the way in” from the Bunny Flat, meaning you can stay on skis straight from the parking lot.

If you’ve thinking about getting on Mt. Shasta for a guided summit climb/ski, this is the season! Check out our overviews and itineraries for a 2-Day Climb, 3-Day Climb or Ski, and our 5-Day Mountaineering School.

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