Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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June 16, 2020 @ 7:29 am

The Mount Shasta Avalanche Center has closed the doors on the 2019-2020 winter season. We will resume issuing daily avalanche forecasts in the fall of 2020. For an overview of the most common springtime avalanche concerns, read the full spring avalanche statement below.

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No current avalanche forecast is available

No current avalanche forecast is available

No current avalanche forecast is available

July 9, 2020

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Welcome to the best place on the web for avalanche, climbing, and weather information on Mount Shasta! We're glad you're here because climbing Mount Shasta is a serious endeavor, even if just off the interstate.  We can not stress enough the importance of proper preparation and a solid skill set to evaluate the terrain, weather and many other factors involved in staying safe climbing Mount Shasta.  Each year, climbers become lost, injured or killed while attempting to summit Mount Shasta.

Summer is in full swing and the snow is melting FAST. Climbing conditions have deteriorated across the mountain and are especially poor on all south and west side routes. Rockfall has increased significantly. The lower half of the mountain is melted out, sun cups are large and thin strips of dirty, icy snow are intermingled with rocky terrain. Outfitter guide services have ceased trips on south and west aspects and have moved operations to the north and east side routes. The best late-season route for novice and intermediate climbers is the Clear Creek route. Some routes that start from the Brewer Creek TH are in decent shape and routes from the Northgate TH are still in good shape. The north side routes are recommended for experienced climbers only.

The gate at Bunny Flat on the Everitt Memorial Highway is open to Panther Meadows, Old Ski Bowl, and South Gate Meadows trailheads. All wilderness trailheads are OPEN and stocked.  Some small creeks are flowing at this time but always plan to melt snow for water. PLEASE, LEAVE NO TRACE. Pack out your trash and human waste, stay on established trails, and leave Mount Shasta looking better than you found it!

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