Mt Shasta Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Skiing on Mt Shasta

Join Blackbird guides for backcountry skiing on Mt Shasta, the second largest volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of 14,179’. With over 7,000’ vertical feet of skiing that lasts well into the summer, Mt Shasta is considered one of the top five mountaineering peaks in the world. Level up your backcountry knowledge and avalanche skills as we explore the best Mt Shasta backcountry skiing terrain.


Shasta Mountain Guides

Make sure you are working with the best ski guides on Mt Shasta. Our experienced IFMGA and AMA certified ski guides have extensive experience on Mt Shasta and are excited to show you all of the classic routes to hike and ski. Here are a few of the most well known zones on Mt Shasta:

  • Avalanche Gulch
  • Trinity Chutes
  • Red Banks
  • West Face
  • Brewer Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Bunny Flat

We'll help you plan the perfect ski touring or splitboarding trip and level up your knowledge and experience in the backcountry as we climb and ski this huge Northern California mountain.

Best Time to Ski Mt Shasta

The skiing is good through the winter and early spring, but the best time to ski Mt Shasta is from May to early July on the south and west side of the mountain. During the late spring and early summer the days are longer and the weather is generally good. Our expert guides will help you plan the perfect route to hike, climb, summit, and ski, based on the weather and snow conditions. 

Join us for a Mt Shasta ski or splitboard touring trip and see why Blackbird Guides has a five-star rating on Google!

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