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Backcountry skiing day on Mount Shasta

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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 - Jun, Nov, Dec



* 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.


About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain 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.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



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Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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