Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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January 26, 2021 @ 6:58 am

Avalanche danger will increase to HIGH over the next 24 hours while a significant storm impacts the area. Moderate to gale force winds, 17-26 inches of new snow, 8 inches of recent snow and a firm widespread crust will combine to create dynamic and challenging conditions. Natural and human triggered avalanches will be likely. Be prepared for very cold temperatures and delays on I5. Everitt Memorial Highway and Castle Lake Road will be closed after noon today.

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Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

January 23, 2021

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The Mount Shasta Avalanche Center is up and running as of December 1st and focused on daily snow, weather and avalanche forecasts. These avalanche and mountain weather forecasts are the best resource for recent avalanche, climbing and skiing conditions on the mountain. 

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.  Three day summit passes, free wilderness permits and human waste packout bags are available at the Bunny Flat trailhead for climbers. The Shasta Alpine Hut (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. For further details, feel free to give us a call at 530-926-9614. We are not always in the office but will call you back!

 

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