It was a long wait, but ultimately worth it. For when the sun broke through the clouds, the snowfall ceased, and the thermometer creeped upwards to much more reasonable seasonal temps; the climbing and skiing conditions ripened into those once-in-a-lifetime days that we dream about.
Buttery smooth snow, low to no avalanche hazard, perfect styrofoam crampon conditions. Snow covered rocks and glazed over glaciers. This is the Shasta we wish for.
Conditions so good that our crew of seasoned professionals is spending their free time exploring and recreating on Shasta’s pristine slopes on their days off. Enjoy some of their adventures:
The coverage and snow quality doesn’t get any better on the mountain. Hidden Valley is buried in snow and the West Face, Shastina, and Cascade Gulch all look fantastic!
There’s so much snow that the Trinity Chutes are calling adventurous skiers and boarders with all-time sliding and riding lines!
All of the routes accessed from Bunny Flat are in prime shape; Avalanche Gulch, the West Face, Casaval and Sargent’s Ridge.
Weather forecast for the weekend is calling for cooler and windy conditions. Be prepared for a great adventure!