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MT SHASTA CASCADES | CALIFORNIA | UNITED STATES
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.
Summary | Elevation: 14,179 ft
Avalanche danger is present but the weather usually poses more of an obstacle and can come in quickly making simple route finding impossible.
|Image||Name||Steepest Section||Aspect||Skiable Vert||AVG Ascent Time|
|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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