Mt. Adams is one of the favorite volcanoes in the Cascade Range for those want to summit one of the bigger mountains of in Washington and ski down from the top. Due to its moderately sloped south face, it offers an outstanding ski run from the summit at 12276 ft to the snow's end at 6-7000 ft depending on the timing of the tour. The film and guide for the climb is now available as a DVD
- see the resources section below on this page for more details
One caution: this is a real mountain. Despite its low terrain hazard risks of the south approach, there have been a number of injured and lost climbers on this route. The weather can turn quickly as on any major peak and climbers must be prepared to stay out overnight in some form of protection. Many skiers with a good deal of endurance will do this climb in a single long day, but often travel very light and consequently are gambling on good weather. I recommend a two day climb – to allow for more skiing and also to provide a cushion should the weather or snow conditions turn sour. The snow varies from frozen crust to perfect summer corn depending on your timing and fortune.
Essential ski mountaineering equipment - plan an overnight stay with full gear for cold weather. Crampons are recommended as the slopes can be treacherous if a hard freeze occurs during your climb. Skins may not needed as the climbing route offers good boot trails and firm snow in the July that allows for easy climbing with your skis on your pack. More resources and full HD 3D maps are available at Dr.Telemark.com.