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Client/Guide Ratio: 4:1

Includes:
Group gear including tents, stove, cook kit, fuel, 2 mountain dinners, guide's auxiliary & emergency gear and guide's transportation expense.

Does not include:
$30 USFS Summit Pass. Annual passes are available for $40.


Operating under Special Use Permit, Shasta Trinity National Forest.

Multi-Day Trips

Hidden Valley Base Camp     3 Day
Hidden Valley Ski & Splitboard Mountaineering

This 3-day trip may be the bowl skier's and rider's dream of all time. From Bunny Flat we tour a day to the base camp location in beautiful Hidden Valley. From our camp there are nearby bowls as well as options to climb Shastina and Shasta itself providing endless opportunities for everyone. Early in the trip we clinic in techniques, including the ice axe, ski & boot crampons and review the use of avalanche transceivers, probes and shovels.

The Option to take the three days and do a summit ascent and descent will be on May 6-8, 2017 Not going to Hidden Valley but straight up the avalanche gulch and do ice practice and skim then camp and have one or two day for the summit attempt. REGISTER >>>
Cost: $595



Dates:
May 6-8, 2017 (Sat-Mon) ~ Summit Ski ascent and descent
May 27-29, 2017 (Sat-Mon Memorial Weekend)




Itinerary
Day 1 - After meeting at Shasta Base Camp in the town of Shasta at 8:00am, we will have orientation, gear check and group gear distribution. We will then carpool to Bunny Flat Trailhead and begin our tour to Hidden Valley and our campsite location (about 4-6 hrs.). We will conduct mini skills-clinics along the way. After camp construction, we usually have time for a late afternoon side ski.

Day 2 - Usually, our biggest ski day choosing our best objective, based on conditions and our group strength. If we have enough registration for 2 teams, we can create a more and less aggressive climb & ski.

Day 3 - The third day allows plenty of time for an additional morning summit climb & ski descent, returning to basecamp by about noon, breaking camp, packing and skiing out back to the trailhead by about 4:00pm.



Preparation
More aggressive cardiovascular workouts lasting at least 60 min. 4 or 5 times per week (see Physical Condition above). Careful equipment selection and packing techniques (per suggestions) on our Equipment List to produce a small, light pack. Pre-trip acclimatization recommended to include hiking/skiing and sleeping at 7,000' (or higher) 1 or 2 days before the tour.



Prerequisites
  • Advanced skiing or riding ability
  • Previous experience touring with AT, telemark or splitboard bindings and climbing skins
  • Ability to ski or splitboard travel up to 3,000 vertical feet with a 35lb. pack
  • Familiar with modern, light-weight clothing systems and ski camping gear recommended on the Equipment List
  • Excellent physical condition



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