Industry Press Release


NASTC will lead a group to the top of Mt. Shasta and descend down from the peak on skis

Truckee, CA (April 20, 2009) — The North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) will lead a group up one of California’s tallest peaks, Mt. Shasta. Standing at 14,179 feet, Mt Shasta is a member of the Cascade Volcanic Arc and stands alone amidst the Shasta Trinity National Forest. The excursion will take place over 3 days from May 30-June 1. The descent of Mt. Shasta on skis is truly an exceptional adventure; it’s a thrilling experience that combines the worlds of mountaineering and skiing in one peak and one journey. There is no experience required to make the ascent on this 3-day expedition style approach to the summit of Mt. Shasta however experience skiing off-piste is necessary for the descent. The unique aspect of this NASTC guided adventure is that, the NASTC guides are also trained in ski instruction and can help facilitate the descent on skis if necessary.


All three days are spent on the mountain. Each day will involve some ski time as well as well the instruction and practice of ski mountaineering skills and techniques. The ascent up to the peak and the descent back down on skis takes place all in one day. This expedition style of approach to Mt. Shasta is more enjoyable way to summit the peak and a valuable stepping stone to bigger mountaineering excursions. Please contact NASTC for additional details (530) 582.4772,, or go to