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Lassen Peak Standard Summit Route and Ski Descent

Via Lassen Peak Trail and Northeast Ridge with optional ski descent
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 6.7 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview:  This is a truly amazing ski ascent and descent on a beautiful peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park. This park isn't very popular... more »

Tips:  It costs $20 to enter the National Park. We started our ascent from the "Devastated Area" Parking lot.

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Points of Interest

1. Views all the way up!

Amazing views of the northeast face the entire way in from the parking lot.

2. Climbingup to the East Ridge

We found a safe chute to climb up to get to the crest of the ridge. Steep, challenging, but a ton of fun. You can pick a different route.

3. Ridge Traverse Towards Summit

Amazing ridge traverse towards the pinnacle summit.

4. Summit

Great views of the entire National Park and a weird falic looking weather antenna at the top. Head down to your left to start the ski descent.

5. Ski Descent

Have fun and enjoy this as it is one of the best I have done in the Northwest. You'll be able to ski at a pretty good pace all the way back down to your vehicle. Only took us about 30 minutes!