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Backcountry skiing day on Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta

This backcountry skiing day will be led by a certified guide, who will teach and prepare you the best skills and techniques to maximise your enjoyment of this activity, all in the awesomely fun and epic setting of Mount Shasta, California.


Cascade Range

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Nov, Dec


First Time


  • Ski around the active volcano of Mount Shasta in California!
  • Improve and learn more backcountry skiing techniques
  • Witness the stunning scenery of Northern California
  • Experience backcountry skiing in peace and quiet due to the lack of crowds


I will take you on a truly unforgettable day of backcountry skiing, as we go around the uncrowded and underrated region of Mount Shasta in California, a vast and expansive area that provides pristine and perfect conditions for backcountry skiing, as well as superb sweeping views over the California landscape.

Mount Shasta is an active volcano located in the Sierra Ranges, in the far northern part of California, and is the 5th highest peak in the state. There is deep and fresh powder for long stretches of the year, as well as abundant sunshine, and the scenery includes large tracts of forest, rocky valleys and endless stretches of snowy plains.

Meeting in the morning in the town of Mount Shasta, we will initially be briefing you on the appropriate clothing and equipment to wear, as well as basic backcountry skiing skills and techniques, and avalanche safety and weather awareness.

We will then head out on to the mountain, where we will traipse and travail around the picture-perfect backcountry. Due to its relatively low-key reputation, crowds are sparse in the region, allowing us to ski at a peaceful and leisurely pace, depending on the skill level, as there is little of danger of too many people crowding the areas.

We then finish up back in the town having successfully navigated this Northern California slice of skiing paradise.

Backcountry ski around the quiet and peaceful surrounds of Mount Shasta – book now to experience!

This trip will be operated by one of the 3 permit holder outfitters: Shasta Mountain Guides, Alpine Skills International and SWS Mountain Guides.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Meet and ski

Meet in the morning, go through basic skills and safety information, ski, return.



Meeting point

Mount Shasta Town, California

About the guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

Meg James


June, 2023

Can not review - guide cancelled but the trip was not to Perce Rock if we had gone - sadly.. tour was was what was advertised and destination was not where planned Ultimately the full day paddle was canceled by the guide company Effort was there and communication was good! Just booked what I wanted and was not what the guide could offer …

Shawn Linio


March, 2023

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Bill Mullins


December, 2022

The guide was super kind friendly and helpful and we had a great time

thilo riegel


August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King


August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker


August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė


August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson


June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli


June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis


March, 2022

Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.

Peggy Meyer


March, 2022

Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.

Lexi Brandon


February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau


February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord


January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anthony Stanzi


January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.


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