Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What about taking a pet?
A: Sorry no pets are allowed.
A: Pets are allowed in the summer
Q: What is Check In/Check Out?
A: The Check In / Out time is 12:00 noon. You may ski the resort prior to taking off toward the cabin and also pre-stage your gear at the top of Coyote Lift and or North Saddle catch line trail.
A: We do maintain the cabins in the both winter and summer, however, we ask you to leave the cabin in good condition.
Q: Exactly where is the Beyond the Boundaries Backcountry Cabins?
A: The cabins are situated on the shoulder slope of Grey Butte on private land in Section 3. You can use “Goggle Earth” and see the location of the cabins (41 20’ 40 46” North, 122 11’21.93” West) or click https://CalTopo.com; type in Mt. Shasta Ski Park, scroll north above “Red Hill” or as we refer to as Coyote Butte; note the switch back service road to the top of Grey Butte, scroll to the coordinates.
Q: Are the routes to the cabins well marked and maintained?
A: Yes and no, we flag the route to the cabin along the skin trail and or packed trail. However, under adverse weather conditions these markers can become difficult to follow. We do provide a route map with GPS coordinates (41 20’ 40 46”N, 122 11’ 21.93”W) to find your way. It is strongly suggested that you have map and compass skills. Even a short trip with minimal elevation gains can be challenging in snowy weather with fresh snow.
During the summer follow the summer Service Road to the Cabins from the Resort
Q: Do you recommend a guide for hire?
A: Depends; if you or anyone else in your party has NOT been in this area, or you or your party need to polish your back country skills we suggest the On the Day of Guided Trip to assist you.
A: No, during the summer months; e-bike/bike the road to the cabins
Q: How long does it take to reach the Cabin?
A: Travel times will vary depending on fitness, group ability, and weather conditions. A general rule of thumb is to estimate up to two (2) hours to reach the cabin. You can see the cabin from the top of the Coyote Lift.
A: It takes one hour to ski down from the cabins to the base of the resort, same for bikes
Q: What do we do for water?
A: We provide drinking water, and pots for melting snow for washing and cooking.
In the summer we provide both drinking, and non-potable water source.
Q: What are the emergency procedures?
A: You have good cell phone/In-Reach/Spot coverage from the cabin and or surrounding terrain. A “Handbook” is provided inside the cabin with specific procedures and numbers to call in the event of an emergency. The cabins is always accessible by either snowmobile or snow cat. Emergency response time is approximately 2 hours to the cabin and surrounding terrain. When in doubt call 911; be calm, clear, and concise with your information and request for assistance.
Q: Are snowmobiles allowed to access the cabin?
A: No, You may encounter snowmobiles in the area; however, they are discouraged from using this area.
Q: Is this area on private land or public land?
A: Both, the cabin and touring terrain are primarily on private land. The U.S. Forest Service lands and Timber Company lands adjoin Ski Park properties.
Q: Are there avalanche hazards in the area?
A: Yes, we will provide with a map outlining the potential avalanche hazard zones, it’s your responsibility to know avalanche awareness.
Q: What would you suggest I bring to either pack in or use the gear shuttle?
A: First, be compact, with a well fitted pack. Set it up with your BC Pack separate from your Amenities Pack.
- Sleeping bag rated to -20 degrees/Backpacker pillow
- Personal Amenities (Tooth brush/paste, wipes, soap, chap stick, small towel, sun screen/hand cream)
- Food and Beverages
- Ski or Board Gear (Skins, poles, boots,
- Small First Aid Kit “Mole Skin”, Aspirin, Band Aids, Medications )
- Extra thermal layer top and bottom, extra pair socks
- Wool Hat/Extra Gloves/Sun Glasses/Goggles
- Back country Pack (Shovel/Beacon/Probe/Other – Garmin In-reach/Spot/Map)
- Multi Tool/cell phone, solar charger
- Matches/Sample Duct Tape/Headlamp/Candle
- Water Bottle/Metal Cup
- Snacks and Meals/Juice/Coffee/Alcohol