Ski Mountaineering Guide
Bela G. Vadasz
IFMGA Certified Guide
|April 20, 2015
What a Season!
Unseasonal low snowpack, warm days and cold nights are providing pretty good spring conditions. Where there is snow.
Tip for Spring:
Looks like Mt. Shasta is the place to be. If you think you didn't get enough skiing in this season. Think about joining us on Mt. Shasta. The conditions are good up there and May should be fantastic.
SPRING SKI MOUNTAINEERING
Mt. Shasta Steeps Camp
From 50/50 Camp on the Standard Route from Bunny Flat, we'll climb and ski the Trinity Chutes, about 40° for over 2,000'. All totaling about 7,000' from the West Summit back to Bunny Flat. The conditions right now are absolutely amazing!
This is a spectacular descent for experienced steep ski mountaineers.
May 2-3, 2015
Hidden Valley Basecamp
There are very few places in the world that offer the length and variety of ski descents that Mt. Shasta offers. On a clear day you can see more than 100 miles in every direction from the summit, and theoretically, you can ski in any direction for over 7,000 vertical feet.
This is our favorite tour because we camp at Hidden Valley, which keeps us away from the crowds, putting us in perfect postion to climb and ski one of Shasta's longest, sustained pitches, or the option to ski off Shastina as well.
May 9-11, 2015
May 23-25, 2015
Private Ski Mountaineering on Mt. Shasta & High Sierra
Our Guides, , will be available for you or your private group through the first week of June for ski mountaineering or alpine climbing on Shasta's renowned routes such as the John Muir Route, the West Face and Casaval Ridge. This is the year to go!
Intro To Snow Climbing
Get a head start with ice axe, crampon, harness and rope skills before your Shasta or High Sierra climb. Conditions are great with plenty of consolidated snow here at Donner Pass.
April 24, 2015
May 8, 2015
Get ready for the Climbing Season
Make it your turn this summer for the best climb just right for you and your ability. Join us on Mt. Shasta, Mt. Whitney, in the High Sierra or Rock Climbing at Donner Pass or Lover's Leap.
ROCK CLIMBING SPECIALS
One to Four People
Family Rock Climbing Special
With the low snow pack on the south faces we can start our climbing season early. Get a group of 1 to 4 and come for our Half-Day specials at $269, includes all gear.
Starting May 3rd and running all season. You pick the date and either a morning session or afternoon session
Please check us out on Facebook for Daily and weekly Specials and Updates!
Got First Aid Skills?
Have you ever wondered what you would do if someone in your group broke their leg skiing or your climbing partner was struck in the head by a rock? Every backcountry skiing, climbing or mountaineering group should have people trained in wilderness first aid skills because it's only a matter of time in before you will need to put them into use in the backcountry.
Wilderness First Aid - WFA & CPR
This entry level, 2-day (18 hour)
TIOGA PASS SEASON FINALE
We are hoping to do our annual Tioga Pass Trip. Here is a clip from last year's trip that Logan Talbot made. of the trip. Hope you can join us, or go NORTH to Shasta and still ski with us!!
Check out the video on our facebook page.
Google Earth 3D
We look forward to skiing or climbing with you and helping you achieve your goals. If you can't find the answer to a question on our website, don't hesitate to give us a call.
Bela & Mimi Vadasz - ASI Directors
Alpine Skills International