Getting there: Heading south from Mt. Shasta city on Interstate 5 take exit 736 for Highway 89, the turn off for Ski Park Highway is on the left hand side four miles east of the Interstate. The hike from the base of Mount Shasta Ski Park is approximately 1100 vertical feet. The hut sits at 7400 ft just beneath the summit of 8100’ Grey Butte peak.
Reservations: The Beyond the Boundaries program at Mount Shasta Ski Park is a way for backcountry first timers to get an introduction to backcountry techniques and avalanche safety. An all day excursion will cost $129 and includes a guided tour and lunch complete with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments. Experienced skiers and riders are welcome to visit the hut on their own, but will require a lift ticket or season pass to access Mount Shasta Ski Park property.
The lodging: The Beyond the Boundaries program does not currently offer overnight stays, but the locals have been known to spend the night on Grey Butte. Be prepared to bring all your own amenities. The small hut provides sleeping space for an intimate group.
The skiing: Grey Butte offers terrain for skiers and riders of all abilities from a mellow cruise back to the ski park to steep tree runs and wide open glades accessed from the summit.
Photo Credit: Garrett Smith