Precipitation (in the form of snow) is our currency and our winter snowpack will equate into good summer climbing conditions on Mt.
Shasta and other volcanoes.
In an abundant snow year, all of the routes have a longer season and are generally more enjoyable.
When was the last time Mount Shasta erupted?
How high is Mount Shasta in California?
Does Mt Shasta have snow year round?
Historically and statistically, April-September can have some of the most stable weather on Northern California’s Mt. Shasta. Part of the Cascade mountain range, Mt. Shasta is a strato-volcano and on average receives over 500″ of snow per season.
Does it snow in Mount Shasta?
Mount Shasta averages 92 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year. On average, there are 229 sunny days per year in Mount Shasta. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Does Mt Shasta have a ski resort?
Embrace your inner mountain by getting your season pass to the Mt. Shasta Ski Park today! We are located just east of Interstate 5 along SR 89 between the city of Mount Shasta & McCloud. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, Nordic Backcountry, tubing, and more!
What would happen if Mount Shasta erupted?
Eruptions during the last 10,000 years produced lava flows and domes on and around the flanks of Mount Shasta, and pyroclastic flows from summit and flank vents extended as far as 20 kilometers from the summit. Such eruptions will most likely produce deposits of lithic ash, lava flows, domes, and pyroclastic flows.
Has Mount Shasta erupted?
During the last 10,000 years, Mount Shasta has erupted an average of every 800 years, but in the past 4,500 years the volcano has erupted an average of every 600 years. The last significant eruption on Mount Shasta may have occurred about two centuries ago.
What mountain range is Mount Shasta part of?
Is Mount Shasta a shield volcano?
Near the dominating composite cone of Mount Shasta are numerous other volcanic features, many built from more fluid (less viscous) basalt flows. Mt. Herd, just to the northwest of Mt. Shasta, has the classic shape of a shield volcano.
Is Lassen an active volcano?
Lassen Peak, commonly referred to as Mount Lassen, is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range of the Western United States. On May 22, 1915, a powerful explosive eruption at Lassen Peak devastated nearby areas, and spread volcanic ash as far as 280 miles (450 km) to the east.