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Mt. Shasta, California, 3 Day Guided Ascent, Ski Tour

Join one of our certified guides on a 3 day climbing and ski touring adventure on the majestic Mount Shasta in the Cascade mountain range in California




Cascade Range


3 Days


Apr - Jun


Very high




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Based on 2 reviews


A trip for adventurers is the best way to define this 3-day expedition up the enormous Mount Shasta, which stands at an altitude of 14,179 ft (4,322 m). Residing in the vast Cascades mountain range in California, this potentially active volcano is amazing to behold. However, on this trip, you will do more than just admire it. Instead, you will have the chance to climb to its summit, and ski back down!

Each day of this amazing expedition will build on the last, culminating with the Shasta summit. We will camp during the night and gaze at the amazing open night sky.

The first day of the trip will focus primarily on skiing, as we will set up a ski camp near Mount Shasta’s base camp, where there are single runs of up to 2000 metres.

On the second day, you will get to enjoy some descents down Shastina, Shasta’s sub-peak. Afterwards, we will spend some time practising with crampons and an ice axe before making our way to the summit of Mount Shasta on the trip’s final day. And when we reach the summit, you will have time to take in the view before you enjoy a long and thrilling ski descent back down to the camp!

While previous mountain climbing experience is not necessary on this trip, downhill skiing experience and previous backpacking experience is recommended. Furthermore, participants of this trip should also be in good physical condition because this adventure can be taxing at times.

Mount Shasta is an amazing peak. And on this 3-day adventure, you will get to enjoy climbing to the top of it and skiing back down. If that sounds like the kind of trip you want to be a part of, all you have to do is send us a request.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

Professional instruction/guide, breakfast(s), dinner(s), ice axes, helmets, harness, group climbing equipment including ropes and safety equipment, group camping equipment including tents and stoves, permits, and permit fees including Mt. Shasta summit fees.

Skis or Snowboards, Poles, Ski Mountaineering Boots, and Crampons are NOT included

but are available for rent

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain?

This trip does not require previous mountain climbing experience, but downhill skiing and backpacking experience are recommended. Participants should also be in good physical condition, as this adventure can be challenging at times.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

You should start training at least 6 months in advance. This will give you enough time to build your cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance.

Some ways to increase cardio is to run, swim, bike, or hike for at least 30 minutes most days of the week. You could also do training exercises that train your legs, core, and back, as well as going on long hikes or bike rides with a weighted backpack at least once per week.

How will accommodation be handled?

We will be camping in tents during our ascent.

When and where will we meet?

We'll meet on day 1 at the town of Mount Shasta.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own?

For this trip, you'll need to bring the following items:

  • Skis
  • Boots
  • Poles
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, and shovel)
  • Water bottle

Will I be able to rent equipment?

Yes, rental of equipment will be available on the site.

What's included in the price?

Included in your trip:

  • Professional instruction and guide
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Ice axes, helmets, and harnesses
  • Group climbing equipment (ropes and safety equipment)
  • Group camping equipment (tents and stoves)
  • Permits and permit fees, including Mount Shasta summit fees

What is NOT included?

Ski, snowboard, poles, and ski mountaineering boots with crampons are not included but can be rented.

What is the best time of the year to embark on this trip?

April through June are the prime months for skiing in Mount Shasta.

Can I join a group?

You can join a group on one of our open group dates.

What is the guide-to-client ratio?

The guide-to-participant ratio will be 1:3.

About the guide: SWS

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Mountain Guide

Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.





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What people are saying about this trip



This was an amazing trip and overall super positive experience with SWS Mountain Guides. I had a great guide with lots of mountain experience and many cool stories to share!



This was an amazing trip and overall super positive experience with SWS Mountain Guides. I had a great guide with lots of mountain experience and many cool stories to share!

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