Shasta Summit & Ski 3 Day

Summit and ski 14,179' Mount Shasta with 2 nights & 3 days in the field. This is our most popular Shasta ski mountaineering trip on the largest stratovolcano in the Cascades & includes ski mountaineering skills. We choose from Avalanche Gulch, West Face, Brewer Creek, Clear Creek. Ski Mount Shasta with us this season!
Skier making a turn on Mt Shasta in California during a Blackbird Guides Summit & Ski 3 Day trip
Skier making a turn on Mt Shasta in California
Sunset on Mt Shasta in California
Skier camping at Helen Lake on Mt Shasta in California
Skier hiking towards the summit of Mt Shasta
Skier hiking with crampons and skis on Mt Shasta
Skier hiking with ice ax on the summit of Mt Shasta
Two skiers hiking near the summit of Mt Shasta
Skier hiking near the summit of Mt Shasta
Skier arcing a turn on Mt Shasta
Skier making a turn on Mt Shasta in California
Skier making a turn on corn snow on Mt Shasta
Two skiers hiking towards the summit of Mt Shasta

This is a 3 day, 2 night ski mountaineering trip with a summit of 14,179' Mount Shasta and ski descent that includes a snow school training to build skills with ice axes, crampons and ropes. We offer trips up and down multiple routes including: Avalanche Gulch, West Face, Brewer Creek, Clear Creek. 

 

    Skier making a turn on Mt Shasta in California during a Blackbird Guides Summit & Ski 3 Day trip
    Skier making a turn on Mt Shasta in California
    Sunset on Mt Shasta in California
    Skier camping at Helen Lake on Mt Shasta in California
    Skier hiking towards the summit of Mt Shasta
    Skier hiking with crampons and skis on Mt Shasta
    Skier hiking with ice ax on the summit of Mt Shasta
    Two skiers hiking near the summit of Mt Shasta
    Skier hiking near the summit of Mt Shasta
    Skier arcing a turn on Mt Shasta
    Skier making a turn on Mt Shasta in California
    Skier making a turn on corn snow on Mt Shasta
    Two skiers hiking towards the summit of Mt Shasta
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    Dates

    Available Dates

    April 1-3 / 3:1
    April 1-3 / 2:1
    April 1-3 / 1:1
    April 8-10 / 3:1
    April 8-10 / 2:1
    April 8-10 / 1:1
    April 15-17 / 3:1
    April 15-17 / 2:1
    April 15-17 / 1:1
    April 22-24 / 3:1
    April 22-24 / 2:1
    April 22-24 / 1:1
    April 29 - May 1 / 3:1
    April 29 - May 1 / 2:1
    April 29 - May 1 / 1:1
    May 6-8 / 3:1
    May 6-8 / 2:1
    May 6-8 / 1:1
    May 13-15 / 3:1
    May 13-15 / 2:1
    May 13-15 / 1:1
    May 20-22 / 3:1
    May 20-22 / 2:1
    May 20-22 / 1:1
    May 28-30 / 3:1
    May 28-30 / 2:1
    May 28-30 / 1:1

    Prices

    Mt Shasta Skiing Price List
    Ski Touring & Ski Mountaineering Private
    Private RatesPer Person / Per Day
    1:1$990
    2:1$590
    3:1$470

    Itinerary

    Itinerary

    Equipment

    Shasta Ski Mountaineering Gear Guide

    Gear Guide / Packing List


     

    Backcountry Touring Gear

    Alpine Touring Skis or Splitboard - Light to Midweight Setup with “Tech Bindings”

    Alpine Touring Boots or Splitboard Compatible Boots; Scarpa F1

    Ski Poles - Lightweight, Adjustable Poles with Baskets; BD Expedition 3 Poles

    Climbing Skins - Mohair Mix is Best; Black Diamond GlideLite Mohair Mix,

    Ski Crampons - Specific to your Skis/Board; 

    Ski Strap - Voile Ski Strap or Similar
     

    Avalanche Gear

    Avalanche Beacon - Digital Avalanche Transceiver; Black Diamond Guide Recon BT

    Avalanche Shovel - Collapsible, Aluminum Shovel; Backcountry Access BT2 Shovel

    Avalanche Probe - Quickdraw Style Probe; Backcountry Access Stealth 300
     

    Technical Gear

    Climbing/Ski Helmet - Dual Rated Helmet; Petzl Sirocco or Black Diamond Vision

    Headlamp - LED headlamp with fresh batteries; Petzl Actik Core

    Climbing Harness -  Light Alpine Harness; Petzl Altitude, Mammut Zephyr Altitude

    Two Locking Carabiners - Petzl Attache, etc

    Triple Action Locking Carabiner - Edelrid HMS Strike Triple FG Locking Carabiner

    Double Length Sling - Sewn Runner; Black Diamond 10mm Dynex Runner

    Belay Device - Tube Style Belay Device; BD ATC Guide, Petzl Reverso

    Crampons, Steel - Steel Crampons Compatible with Your Boots; Petzl Vasak

    OR Crampons, Aluminum - Aluminum Crampons, Compatible with Your Boots

    Please ask your guide which is appropriate for your objective

    Lightweight Ice Axe - An ultralight Axe for Steep Terrain; Petzl Ride, BD Raven Ultra
     

    Head and Neck Layers

    Sun Hat - A Baseball Hat; Blackbird Mountain Guides Logo Hat

    Sunglasses - Dark Lens Glasses with Side Coverage; Julbo Shield

    Goggles - Ski Goggles with a Storm Lens; Julbo Aerospace Reactive

    Warm Hat - Lightweight Warm Hat that Fits Under Your Helmet; 

    Neck Gaiter - Light to Midweight Neck Gaiters; Buff or your favorite Face Masks 

    ***These Are Required as Covid-19 Face Coverings

     

    Upper Body and Hand Layers

    Long Sleeve Base Layer - Lightweight, Synthetic/Wool; Patagonia SunHoody

    2 Insulating Top Layers - Light to Midweight Insulation Layers; Patagonia R1 & NanoAir

    Puffy - Midweight Down or Synthetic with Hood; Patagonia Fitzroy or similar

    Hardshell Jacket, Hooded - Waterproof, Light, Gore-Tex, NOT insulated; Arc’Teryx Alpha FL

    Light Gloves - Light to Mid Weight for Warm Temps; Flylow John Henry Gloves, BD Tour

    Midweight Gloves - Mid to Heavy Weight for Cold Conditions; BD Legend

    Sports Bra - Wool/Synthetic


    Lower Body and Foot Layers

    Socks - Midweight Wool/Synthetic; Darn Tough Via Ferrata

    Underwear - Wool/Synthetic

    Long Underwear - Wool/Synthetic “Long Johns”;  Patagonia Capilene Air

    Softshell Ski Pants - Breathable, Weather Resistant Pants; OR Trailbreaker II

    Vented Hardshell Ski Pants - (Conditions dependent) Waterproof Pants for Extreme Weather

     

    Camping & Backpacking Gear

    Sleeping Bag - Down or Synthetic Rated to 0F-20F; Feathered Friends Egret UL 20

    Sleeping Pad - Insulated Inflatable Air Mattress; Therm-a-Rest NeoAir X-Therm, X-Lite

    Compression Stuff Sack -  To Pack Sleeping Bag; Ultralight Compression Stuffsack 10L

    Backpack - Lightweight, Simple 50 Liter Pack; Patagonia Alpinist 50, BD Speed 50 - MUST FIT ALL OF YOUR GEAR AND FOOD
     

    Food and Water

    Dinner - Your Favorite Freeze Dried or “Just-Add-Hot-Water” Meal for Each Night in the Field.

    Breakfast - Your Favorite Freeze Dried or “Just-Add-Hot-Water” Meal for Each Morning in the Field

    Hot Drinks - For After Dinner and During Breakfast; Instant Coffee, Decaffeinated Tea, Hot Cocoa, Tang, Whatever You Prefer

    Half Liter Nalgene Bottle - A Hard Sided Water Bottled that Can Act as your Mug For Hot Drinks and WAter Bottle Dutring the Climb; Nalgene 16oz Wide Mouth Bottle

    Soft Water Bottle 1.5L - Flexible Water Bladder; Hydrapak Flux 1.5L

    ***Please bring at least one hard sided water bottle.

    Water Treatment or Filtration - Katadyn BeFree Filter Connects to Hydrapak Flux Bottles 

    Bowl - Reuse your Freeze Dried Dinner Bag as Your Bowl, or Bring Another;

    Spoon - 9” Long Handled Spoon (For Eating Food in a Bag); GSI Essential Spoon Long

    Snacks - Snacks and Lunch food  for each day of the trip
     

    Other Essentials

    ☐ Sun Screen (SPF 30 minimum)

    ☐ Lip Balm (with SPF)

    ☐ Hand Sanitizer

    ☐ Toilet Paper


     

    Optional

    First Aid/blister Kit

    Chemical Hand Warmers

    Hydration System - Flexible Water Bladder with Hose; Hydrapak, Camelback, Platypus


     

    Group Gear

    Blackbird Mountain Guides will supply all of the group gear for the trip, including:

    ✔ Slingfin Tents (Designed and Headquartered in Berkeley, CA)

    ✔ Stoves

    ✔ Fuel for Stoves

    ✔ Ropes

    ✔ Snow Pickets (if required)

    ✔ Rock Protection (if required)

    ✔ Guide’s First Aid Kits

    ✔ Wag Bags (Solid Human Waste Disposal Bags)

    Know Before You Go

    Location

    Mount Shasta, CA

    Elevation

    7,000-14,179'

    Difficulty ⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪

    Mount Shasta is a strenuous physical challenge.  Skiers climb over 7,000 feet before descending the largest stratovolcano in the Cascade Range.  It requires efficiency with climbing technique and excellent endurance.

    Trip Length

    3 days

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    $1,095.00
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