Ski Mountaineering Guide
Bela G. Vadasz
IFMGA Certified Guide
|Late spring has been our favorite time to ski the steepest routes in the High Sierra and on Mt. Shasta. Days are longer, approaches to snowline are easier, yet the snow at the highest elevation is often excellent for steep descents. The north facing chutes and couloirs still often have cold snow, offering great skiing.
Mt. Shasta Steeps 2 Day
The imposing chutes seen climber's left from Helen Lake.
The Buttermilk Camp, Hwy 395 2 Day
From a comfortable springtime car camp, we'll climb and ski the Wahoo Gullies on Mt. Lock and The Clyde Couloir on Mt. Emerson.
Palisades Couloir Camp 4 Day
The steep, high altitude couloirs on the Sierra's most alpine group of peaks above the Palisade Glacier.
Tioga Pass - Season Finale 2 Day
After the road opens, we will get ascents and ski descents of the Dana Couloir and Ellery Bowl, then False White Mountain Peak on the second day.
*All programs include the use of Ortovox avalanche safety equipment.