For my first summer ski ever, I headed up Mt. Shasta in norcal via the Wintun-Hotlum route with my best skiing buddy. It was a pretty big challenge for us but we did it! Other than a bunch of stuff going wrong (don't put a water pouch next to crampons!), I think this is the longest and most awesome thing I've ever skied. 5000+ feet of vertical, hike across 2 days, ~ 24 hours from trailhead to trailhead. A huge shoutout to The Fifth Season in the town of Mt. Shasta for the priceless beta, advice and gear we were missing! If you have the means to get up there in the summer, the rewards are epic.