As every year, climbing Mt Shasta is a highlight of my climbing activities. This year, however, the plan was to ski the magnificent slopes of the beast - thanks to Dominik for bringing up this idea and providing a GoPro. Due to the continuing drought in the West the climbing season started already in early May. It took me 3h into the base camp where I bivouaced in stormy conditions and another 8h to reach "UFO rock" at 12'500ft from which I descended. Hauling up my bulky and heavy alpine downhill ski gear proved to be a formidable challenge and going any further would have tempted my fate. It was very windy and I had to self-arrest myself multiple times as the wind blew my skis like a sail. The snow conditions ranged from naked ice to hard, wind-packed snow and slush in the lower sections. While this was not ideal, the experience skiing my grandest line yet was stunning and I was able to ski about 5'000 vertical feet. Next year I will be back with dedicated alpine touring equipment and go all the way to the top and ski Wintun glacier with 8'000 vertical feet. This trip is dedicated to my fathers 70th birthday. The video is dedicated to my sister Doro. The track is Leon Raes' Aruba Garden in the Eelke Kleijn Space Mix.