Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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March 7, 2021 @ 6:16 am

The avalanche danger is LOW and travel is generally safe. Travel with normal caution. Watch for isolated areas of hazard like overhanging cornices along ridgelines or small wind slabs in steep, extreme terrain. Shallow buried rocks unfortunately still exist. Rockfall is also a factor on the upper mountain. 

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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.

March 2, 2021

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Full winter conditions exist on Mount Shasta. Currently, we have 70 inches of snow on the ground at the treeline. Strong northwesterly winds have blasted any exposed terrain. Ice, rime, and large rocky patches remain. The Mount Shasta Avalanche Center is up and running as of December 1st and focused on daily snow, weather, and avalanche forecasts. These day avalanche and mountain weather forecasts are the best resources for recent 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. The Shasta Alpine Hut 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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