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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, May, Jun

Extremely Fit



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

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- 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



Camping during the ascent.

Meeting point

The town of Mount Shasta.

Equipment you will need to bring




Watter bottle

Ski equipment

Climbing skins

Avalanche equipment

About the 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.





What people are saying about this trip

Magdalena Bucka


April, 2022

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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