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MT SHASTA CASCADES | CALIFORNIA | UNITED STATES

Summary | Elevation: 14,179 ft

MT SHASTA
MT SHASTA
Mount Shasta is the second tallest volcano in the Cascade range. Mount Shasta rises more than 10,000 feet above the valley floor, making for some of the longest ski descents in the country. Clear Creek, Hotlum Glacier, Wintum Ridge, Bolam Glacier, West Face Gully, Cascade Gulch, and Avalanche Gulch offer the more popular ski routes, but really all climbing routes on Mount Shasta make for excellent backcountry skiing. Avalanche Gulch offers up over 7,000 feet of skiing with no crevasse danger. If you are looking to get away from the crowds then try the Hotlum-Wintum Ridge which lies on the northeast aspect of the volcano. Many skiers consider this one of the premier ski routes in the Cascades.

Avalanche danger is present but the weather usually poses more of an obstacle and can come in quickly making simple route finding impossible.
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Routes

ImageNameSteepest SectionAspectSkiable VertAVG Ascent Time
AVALANCHE GULCH FROM HELEN LAKE AVALANCHE GULCH FROM HELEN LAKE 45-55 Degrees Southwest 3563 ft. 2hrs
  CASAVAL This Route is not officially added
  GREEN BUTTE RIDGE This Route is not officially added
  GREY BUTTE This Route is not officially added
  MCBRIDE This Route is not officially added
  TRINITY CHUTES This Route is not officially added
  WEST FACE This Route is not officially added


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January 27, 2013
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December 2, 2012
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November 27, 2011
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June 28, 2011
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June 28, 2011
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June 28, 2011
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June 28, 2011
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January 20, 2010
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December 28, 2009
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May 26, 2006
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December 29, 2009
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April 25, 2010
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April 25, 2010
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Brennanlagasse: November 27, 2011 Uphill: 3,200 ft. | Downhill: 3,200 ft.

A fun couple of days searching and finding powder on the lower flanks of Mt. Shasta. High and dry in Tahoe......[view]
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Seattleslider: July 6, 2011 Uphill: 2,400 ft. | Downhill: 2,400 ft.

Hot afternoon arrival at Bunny Flat. Went up the ridge lookers right of Avalanche Gulch (Green Butte Ridge?) Nice and cool in the trees, then hot with slushy snow above along Broadway according to B...[view]
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Brennanlagasse: June 28, 2011 Uphill: 5,800 ft. | Downhill: 5,800 ft.

Shastina was unreal, but the Trinity Chutes and the whole apron to ski out was complete perfection. Corn almost as good as skiing pow...I forget that this can happen, and that it really is that good a...[view]
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Jeffdostie: June 10, 2011 Uphill: 7,257 ft. | Downhill: 7,257 ft.

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Tomtharp: December 21, 2010 Uphill: 700 ft. | Downhill: 700 ft.

Full moon, solstice, 3' new snow, on mtn at 6am and the #x!@$ plow closed the road. : ( climbed McBride few miles...[view]
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Tomtharp: December 19, 2010 Uphill: 1,400 ft. | Downhill: 1,400 ft.

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Tomtharp: November 28, 2010 Uphill: 2,200 ft. | Downhill: 2,200 ft.

30" packed pow, bluebird, rocks barely covered, P tex cheap. Superb for Nov....[view]
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Tomtharp: November 27, 2010 Uphill: 1,200 ft. | Downhill: 1,200 ft.

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Tomtharp: November 21, 2010 Uphill: 1,800 ft. | Downhill: 1,800 ft.

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Pnwpow1984: April 25, 2010 Uphill: 2,700 ft. | Downhill: 2,700 ft.

Today was an exceptionally awesome day on the Moutain! The winds were calm with an occasional gust or two. The snow was nice and soft and the sun was out in full effect....[view]
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Pnwpow1984: April 24, 2010 Uphill: 2,500 ft. | Downhill: 2,500 ft.

Found the snow above 8500' to be super crusty and hard packed due the high winds i believe. Below that it was significantly warmer and the corn was awesome. First time on Shasta, what a beautiful MTN...[view]
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Lepistoir: March 14, 2010 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft.

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