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.
|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 " www.mazamas.org="" your="">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page </href="http:>|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks|