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Mt. Shasta ski mountaineering clinic on Avalanche Gulch, Casaval Ridge, or Green Butte Ridge | United States

Mt. Shasta ski mountaineering clinic on Avalanche Gulch, Casaval Ridge, or Green Butte Ridge

Join one of our experienced mountain guides for a full day ski mountaineering clinic on various spots of the beautiful Mount Shasta peak in California.


Private and Group


Sierra Nevada (California)


1 Day


Jan - Jun, Dec






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  • Enjoy a full-day ski mountaineering clinic on Mount Shasta in California.
  • Choose from different spots on the peak, including Avalanche Gulch.
  • Perfect for experienced skiers who want to progress to ski mountaineering.


Join a unique ski mountaineering clinic on Mount Shasta (14,179 feet) and learn everything you need to go on unforgettable winter adventures!

If you are an experienced skier who is interested in the descents on Mount Shasta, it is important to be familiar with the necessary ski mountaineering equipment and skills to do so. On this full-day clinic, we will provide you with a full review of the necessary ski mountaineering equipment, we will also assist you and evaluate you on your backcountry skiing techniques, and offer you plenty of expert tips and advice. Furthermore, you will get to enjoy this clinic on various spots on Mount Shasta including Avalanche Gulch, Casaval Ridge, or the Green Butte Ridge.

This clinic is designed to give you practical instruction in all of the skills necessary to enjoy an unforgettable ski mountaineering experience on Mount Shasta. However, it is important that participants can ski or snowboard at an advanced or expert level. You should also be in good physical shape.

Come and join us on this amazing 1-day ski mountaineering clinic on Mount Shasta and gain all the experience you need to go on unforgettable adventures! We look forward to guiding you!

We also offer a full-day ski mountaineering clinic at the Bear Valley Ski Resort.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

You can join an open group of weekends or enquire about private guiding on weekdays.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

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 SWS



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!



Overall, the fair evaluation for the SWS Mountain Guides and the guide assigned to me is 3 stars. Reasons: 1. The guide did not seem to remember or respect the fact that I was new to mountaineering and that the name of program is called “introduction to mountaineering...”. For example, the guide set his own time for walking and resting without any concern to my physical ability for that timing. The guide walked ahead many times and didn’t even notice when I fell a few times. I understand the guide is not the insurer of safety or a hand holder, but a complete abrasive approach to the service is not right, especially when it’s a paid service. Perhaps, the guide is not a right choice for introduction tours. 2. There was a miscommunication with timing of the summit day. I thought we would start summiting around 5am the next day; however, I was told less than 15 hours before that we would start hiking at 1am the next day from base camp. We arrived at base camp early afternoon, and I’m wired up, hot, and not prepared to fall asleep between 5pm-12am, thus, I didn’t sleep at all. I attempted the summit hike but around 12k feet the sleep deprivation was killing me and I was catching myself falling asleep and my body trying to lay down while waking. The guide didn’t seem to concerned about this. Lack of empathy. Eventually, I had to insist we turn around because I didn’t want to go beyond 30 hours of no sleep and still have to descend from the summit. 3. The guide did help set up the tent and food. The guide did explain layers of clothes on and off and why. The guide did help instruct how to pack and why. 4. Overall, I feel this guide is best suited for advanced climbers not introduction courses as he seems to be more of a “ill walk ahead of you” not “ill walk with you” type of guide.



Such a difficult, but the most amazing experience! Something you will never forget!



One of the best experiences we ever had. Amazing trip with lots of excitement, challenges and action - all in the most beautiful scenery. Our guide Matt played a crucial role making this trip a life time experience. Hi-fives to Matt and thanks for being the best guide! Best, Gustav and Mikael



Had an amazing experience! What memories but must be honest, we were in over our head. Feel we were physically up to it but we went from sea level to 10,000 feet in 30 hours and it was a challenge to keep up. Some time to acclimate would have made a big difference. The guides were careful and supportive. We were outside our comfort zone for sure but also realize that made it so memorable! Thanks Loren

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