Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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December 1, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Avalanche danger is LOW. The snowpack is thin and hazards exist above and below the surface. Tread lightly. High pressure will keep conditions dry and clear for the foreseeable future. Today is Giving Tuesday. Consider a donation to the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center this year. Thank you!

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Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

November 28, 2020

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A series of fall storms have brought winter conditions to Mount Shasta. Currently, we have 15 inches (38 cm) of snow on the ground at the treeline. The Climbing Ranger program is focused on the Avalanche Center operations. Daily avalanche forecasts are scheduled to start on December 1st. These daily avalanche and mountain weather forecasts are the best resource for recent conditions on the mountain. The snowpack is unconsolidated and many obstacles such as rocks, bushes, and logs remain hidden just below the surface. 

The road to Bunny Flat trailhead (6,950 feet) is plowed and open in the winter. The gate to the Old Ski Bowl has been closed for the season. There are bathrooms, but NO running water or other facilities. Horse Camp has been winterized and the bathrooms are closed. Access to other trailheads is dependent on snow cover. All wilderness trailheads have been winterized and closed for the season. You may still access them, but your summit pass, wilderness permit and human waste packout bag must be attained at the ranger station in Mt Shasta or McCloud. 

 

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