Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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May 20, 2020 @ 7:49 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

May 26, 2020

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The Mount Shasta Wilderness area closure order has been lifted and normal use is permitted. That said, nice weather doesn't mean the Coronavirus is over. All individuals living in the State of California are (still) currently ordered to stay at home. Click here for California Coronavirus Response information.

Conditions are adequate for climbing and skiing on Mount Shasta. Recently, warm days continue to melt the snow quickly, and poor overnight re-freeze has left mushy and sticky snow at lower elevations. Elsewhere, snow textures are variable with wind-sculpted sastrugi, packed powder, and mixed patches of smooth melt-freeze corn snow. Conditions in the mountains can change rapidly in the springtime. Daily temps, wind, and aspect all play into how firm snow surfaces may be. Be prepared, smooth and firm snow surfaces in the morning mean slide-for life condition if one should slip and fall. View full report for trailhead access updates.

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