Location: Grey Butte (7,400ft 10T 0567816E, 4577341N)
Trailhead: Mt Shasta Ski Park
Approach: 2.2 miles and 2,000ft of gain (1.7miles and 1,500ft can be eliminated through lift access)
Capacity: 6 guests and up to two guides.
Ski Terrain: The Beyond the Boundaries Hut is located on Grey Butte immediately south southeast of Mt Shasta proper. The terrain offers nice beginner to intermediate low angle glade runs. The northwest side of the Grey Butte offers up advanced and expert ski lines up 1,200’ and 45° in angle.
The nearby areas of Yellow Butte and Red Butte also off short be extreme lines for the highest level of skiers.
Hut Detail: While the hut is just commonly referred to as the Shasta Hut, actual name of the hut is the Beyond The Boundaries Hut and is comprised of three buildings. A sleeping building, a cook hut and an outhouse.
The sleeping hut has a couple of bunkbeds and on full side bed that can sleep two. There are plenty of board games and cards for long nights. The building also has a wood burning stove to keep the group warm at night.
The cook building has a well-stocked kitchen with pots, pans, coffee percolator, and a two-burner propane stove. This is usually stocked with a 5-gallon propane tank. For warmer weather and spring trips the hut also has an outdoor barbecue pit.
The hut is usually booked as a package that includes lift tickets and a snowcat that will drop off your baggage at the hut.
Local Avalanche Resource: www.shastaavalanche.org
User Requirements: The hut is open to both guided groups and the general public. Check with California Ski Guides for guided trips.
Booking Details: The hut can be booked either by contacting California Ski Guides or the Mt Shasta Ski Park.