Ski Mt. Shasta, Avalanche Gulch

  • 05/23/2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • 05/25/2020
  • 8:00 PM
  • Bunny Flat TH
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Join MAA to ascend and ski one the classic Avalanche Gulch on Mt. Shasta. This route boasts near 5,000 vertical feet of bliss. Experienced mountain skiers only. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience as shown on their MAA profile. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 


  • What's happening: Steep snow climbing (non-technical) then skiing Avalanche Gulch from a basecamp around 10,000. No crevasses, but snow conditions can vary widely. May experience high winds. Three days allocated for travel.
  • Where to meet: At 8:00 am at the Fifth Season shop in Mt. Shasta. Caravan to the Bunny Flat trailhead and skin into basecamp from there.
  • Event Leader: Will Beaubien
  • Minimum / Maximum: 4,6
  • Fees / Regulations: There is a fee to climb, $25 per instance or $30 for the year. You will also need to pack out all solid waste. Blue bags provided. Both can be handled at the trailhead. Please see info here.
  • What to bring: List will be sent in the registration confirmation email
  • Bobcat's Adventure SportsMAA Apex and Base members enjoy a significant retail discount on mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing, splitboarding, and backcountry clothing, equipment and gear, as well as consignment and rentals.    

  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

  • Additional Info: Shasta summit pass is required


  • DAY 1: Saturday, May 23rd. Meet at 8:00 am. Caravan to the Bunny Flat trailhead. Logistics / packing. Make the approach to arrive at basecamp before dark. About 2,500 elevation gain and 3 miles. Prep for early start.
  • DAY 2: Sunday, May 24th. Early start to attempt summit, assess conditions en route. Lock in and rip! Back to basecamp in the afternoon. Some people may decide to hike out this day if time and energy allows.
  • DAY 3: Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. (Weather / contingency day.) Heading back to the trailhead and drive back home.


  • In order to register you must be a Base or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

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