The relatively-uncrevassed Bolam Glacier is the best of Shasta's eight glaciers for skiing. Access from North Gate is short and straightforward, but in early season when that road is snow-covered it may be easier to take the longer approach from Bolam Creek. Several variations are possible on the upper portion, including the very steep Bolam Gully which leads to the upper portion of Hotlum-Bolam Ridge. For a continuous ski descent from the summit, it is best to follow gentler gullies which lead from the upper Bolam Glacier southeast to the summit plateau.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 375 miles
Driving Time from Portland 6 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books The Mt. Shasta Book by Selters and Zanger
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Mount Shasta <href="http: "="" adventure="" c463="" starts-here="" title="On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page """ your="">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page </href="http:>
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks